Willkommen! Happy Friday, everyone! We have a couple of new products (and a special treat for our Photoshop enthusiasts with spare time on their hands) that we are pretty proud of, just waiting for your viewing pleasure. Additionally, we are one day away from Oktoberfest and you know what that means: a product demo to help keep yourself safe during the world’s largest Volksfest! Let’s take a look.
Yes, we realize Oktoberfest starts tomorrow and not next week, but it WAS next week when we started filming, and we’d like to see you try drinking for science and getting everything done on time.
Danke, Shawn. We always appreciate you breathing on things for science. If you’re interested in making your own BAC Data Lager, Shawn put together a project wishlist and a GitHub repo, just for you! Let’s move on to our new products!
The SHT15 Breakout is an easy to use, highly accurate digital temperature and humidity sensor. This board has been fully calibrated and offers high precision and excellent long-term stability at low cost. The digital CMOSens® technology integrates two sensors and readout circuitry on one single chip. All you need is two lines for 2-wire communication, and you’ll have relative humidity and temperature readings to help you sense the world around you!
Late last week we finally started shipping out The SparkFun Guide to Processing, written by SparkFun’s very own Curriculum Curator, Derek Runeberg. This book teaches you to craft your own digital artwork and even combine it with hardware—no prior programming experience required. Over the course of the book, you’ll learn the basics by drawing simple shapes, move on to photo editing and video manipulation, and ultimately affect the physical world by using Processing with an Arduino.
And now, because we have this amazing image of semi-inebriated Shawn’s head on hand from the Oktoberfest shoot, we encourage you to kick off your weekend by Photoshopping it onto something amusing and sharing it with us, just for funsies. Behold:
That’s it for this week, volks. We hope you enjoyed our new video and these new products. We will, as always, be back next Friday with more products for you to check out. We’ll see you then!