Hello, and welcome to another exciting Friday Product Post! This week we have a couple of new and interesting items for you to check out. One is a new kit and the other is a new board that only a few of you have been able to play with. Let’s go to the video and check it out.
Get the title now? Baton Rouge… Red Stick. It’s a joke. It’s alright to laugh.
In 2015 we developed the BadgerStick as a fun and interactive way for people to learn about soldering and engage with SparkFun products at the multiple trade shows we attended. In 2016 we have refined the BadgerStick into what you see here, the SparkFun RedStick: a minimized, Arduino-compatible, development platform with a built in battery supply input and USB plug. The RedStick operates as an Arduino Uno in the Arduino IDE and is equipped with an ATmega328p and NCP1402 boost regulator so that it can run at 16MHz from a 6V to 2V input.
If this kit looks familiar, it should! The Raspberry Pi 2 Accessory Kit has been built specifically for the many of you who already own a RPi board but want to gain a solid introduction to the small, credit-card sized computer. With the parts in this kit you will be able to get your own Raspberry Pi 2 connected through our SparkFun Pi Wedge to a breadboard and, by utilizing the Pi’s 40-pin GPIO, control pushbuttons, LEDs, and a host of user created circuits.
That’s it for this week. We will be back next Friday for something simply astounding!