Hello, everyone, and welcome to the final Friday Product Post of 2017. To send out this year we bring you a couple of new packs that will bolster your SIK v4.0 as well as a Makey Makey kit from JoyLabz. We know 2017 might not have been the best year — the world looks scary, the future looks tough, and we can’t decide whether or not the new Star Wars movie was good — but it wasn’t the worst year. So let’s try to make sure to make 2018 better! Let’s work to build the best projects, and let’s start something fun.
As a reminder, SparkFun will be closed on 1 / 1 / 2018 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Due to the holiday there will NOT be a new blog post on Monday, January 1, but we will begin posting again on Tuesday, January 2. Please keep in mind that any orders placed after 2 p.m. Mountain Time on 12 / 29 / 2017 will not be processed until we resume normal business hours on 1 / 2 / 2018.
So let’s jump into new products and see what we have!
Pack it up, pack it in.
If you use the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit in a classroom or workshop setting, you know that when a bunch of people get their hands on the same kit, things get lost or broken. That’s why we offer the Refill Pack. This way, you don’t need to buy a whole new kit if you lose a few of the smaller or more wear-prone bits. We understand that sometimes you need to replace some more pricey parts, so we hope this helps!
With this Add-On Pack you will be able to incorporate some of the older parts that used to be included in the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit but were removed with v4.0 — as well as a few items that are still included but that you may need more of! This is the perfect kit if you’ve completed everything to do with the SIK v4.0 but are looking for more — or if you’d like to make the components of the v4.0 match an earlier SIK.
We actually released this Bridge Pack alongside the SIK v4.0 debut, but since it has so much in common with the other two kits being released today we wanted to bring attention to it again. Own one of the third versions of our popular SIK and not ready to buy version 4.0? You are in luck! The SIK Bridge Pack was designed to provide you with an easy way to move into the next edition without buying a whole new kit. Each Bridge Pack includes all of the new parts found in the SIK v4.0 that aren’t in any of the version 3 kits, as well as the most up-to-date, spiral-bound guidebook so you can get started right away!
Last up today we have the Makey Makey Classic. This kit is similar to the ones we already provide but is actually produced by JoyLabz. So if you love the Makey Makey, you’ll know exactly what to do. And if you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat!
That’s all we have for this week, everyone! Please, be safe this New Year’s Eve! As always, we can’t wait to see what you make with these parts! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!
Thanks for stopping by. We’ll see you next year for the first New Product Post of 2018!