Welcome back, everyone! It's Friday and that means new products for you to enjoy! This week, after a very successful GroupGets campaign, the SparkFun Pulsed Radar Breakout is now available. Along with the new sensor breakout, we also have for you the SparkFun gator:scence Kit that includes all of our gator-clippable boards making it easy to get set up with micro:bit! Now let's take a closer look at what we have!
Does your project require high-precision, cutting-edge distance measurement? Or maybe speed, motion, or gesture-sensing? We're not talking about simple ultrasonic or even infrared here, but 60GHz radar! Well say hello to the SparkFun A111 Pulsed Radar Breakout! The A111 is a single-chip solution for pulsed coherent radar (PCR) and comes complete with an integrated antenna and an SPI interface capable of clock speeds of up to 50MHz. Though the A111's primary use case is distance-sensing, it also supports applications in gesture, motion, material, and speed-detection at distances of up to two meters.
As part of SparkFun's gator:bit series of alligator-clippable accessories, the SparkFun gator:science Kit includes all of the current sensor-related gator:boards to get started playing with the SparkFun gator:bit ecosystem. It includes seven micro:bit accessory boards to expand the functionality & your ability to experiment right out of the box along with the latest revision of the gator:bit; an all-in-one “carrier” board for your micro:bit that provides you with a fully functional development and prototyping platform. This kit is recommended for all users, from beginners to engineers and does not require any soldering at all!