Author Archives: Adam Swetlik

Keep Up With Qwiic

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The Qwiic Rapid Prototyping System has been around for a few years now, but in the last year it has really taken off. We've added dozens of new products and tutorials, and the rate of new Qwiic-connectable products being introduced is only growing. It's a great time to give our Qwiic page a new look, and add as many resources as possible to a centralized location. Along with this new page we've created an email list to give you updates about new Qwiic products, tutorials and promotions. If you've been a long-time fan of Qwiic, or just want to keep up-to-date with all things new in the Qwiic line, just drop your email in below!

We'd love to hear what you think about Qwiic. Let us know in the comments what you like to use Qwiic for, or what the next addition to our modular prototyping line should be. We'll I²C you later!!!

Along with the swanky new page we shot a new introduction video to Qwiic.

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Arduino Day Deals End Tonight!

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Arduino Day Banner

Blink and you may have missed it, but Arduino Day was Saturday, 3/16. To celebrate the fact SparkFun probably wouldn't be here without Arduino, we've taken 20% off most of our SparkFun Original boards! We aren't a big fan of leaving discounts just to the weekend though, so we've extended our deals through the end of today. Check out some of our favorites on sale below, but act fast as some boards may sell out. You have until 11:59 p.m. MST tonight to score a deal. Happy belated Arduino Day!

SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial

SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial

WRL-13225
$19.95 $15.96
2
SparkFun 9DoF Razor IMU M0

SparkFun 9DoF Razor IMU M0

SEN-14001
$35.95 $28.76
11
SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier - HX711

SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier - HX711

SEN-13879
$9.95 $7.96
31
SparkFun OpenLog

SparkFun OpenLog

DEV-13712
$15.50 $12.40
19
SparkFun Triad Spectroscopy Sensor - AS7265x (Qwiic)

SparkFun Triad Spectroscopy Sensor - AS7265x (Qwiic)

SEN-15050
$64.95 $51.96
2
SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

DEV-09716
$14.95 $11.96
115
Pro Micro - 5V/16MHz

Pro Micro - 5V/16MHz

DEV-12640
$19.95 $15.96
71
SparkFun ESP32 Thing

SparkFun ESP32 Thing

DEV-13907
$21.95 $17.56
60
WAV Trigger

WAV Trigger

WIG-13660
$51.95 $41.56
25
EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver

EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver

ROB-12779
$14.95 $11.96
37
SparkFun LoRa Gateway - 1-Channel (ESP32)

SparkFun LoRa Gateway - 1-Channel (ESP32)

WRL-15006
$34.95 $27.96
1
SparkFun Atmospheric Sensor Breakout - BME280

SparkFun Atmospheric Sensor Breakout - BME280

SEN-13676
$19.95 $15.96
11

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Pi Day 2019 Giveaway

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One of the year's geekiest holidays has arrived, and we've got a special deal to celebrate it! We're giving away 200 Qwiic Starter Kits for Raspberry Pi with orders of $60 and over. Here's how it works:

  1. Put $60 worth of stuff in your cart (before shipping and taxes; no gift cards).
  2. Add the Qwiic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi to your cart.
  3. Use code 314DAY2019 at checkout.
  4. The cost of the Qwiic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi will be removed from your cart.

This deal is valid only while supplies last, with no rainchecks.

If you'd like to know more about the Qwiic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi check out the product page.

SparkFun Qwiic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi

SparkFun Qwiic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi

KIT-15231
$65.00

As an added bonus, we have the newest version of the pi-top in stock, which includes an Inventor's Kit and a Raspberry Pi 3B+ today! This brand new addition to our catalog should help to fully satiate your desire for all things Raspberry Pi.

pi-top with Inventor's Kit - Raspberry Pi Laptop

pi-top with Inventor's Kit - Raspberry Pi Laptop

KIT-15175
$319.95

Finally, if you're still ravenous for electronics/baked good combos, look through our full Rapsberry Pi Category. Happy Pi Day!

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Spring Liquidation Sale is Happening!

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The time has come once again to refresh our catalog by deeply discounting some of our older products, which means you can find useful components while taking advantage of some steep price cuts. Check out the full sale here! Don't wait too long, though, as supplies are limited and prices only last through 11:59 p.m. MST on 3/8/2019. Happy deal-hunting!

Liquidation Sale Graphic

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Have Arrived

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Welcome to the yearly celebration of deals! We’ve kept it simple this year by just taking 20% off most of our catalog. Take some time, build a cart and enjoy a flash deal-free existence! We may run out of a few items if you wait too long though, so don’t wait until Monday if you’ve got your eye on a particularly shiny new board. Check out rules at the bottom, and here’s a list of top products on sale to give you some ideas!


SparkFun Favorites

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz

DEV-11113
$9.95 $7.96
130
SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader - M6E Nano

SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader - M6E Nano

SEN-14066
$224.95 $179.96
15
SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino

SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino

DEV-13975
$19.95 $15.96
38
Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 3.3V/8MHz

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 3.3V/8MHz

DEV-11114
$9.95 $7.96
44
SparkFun OpenLog

SparkFun OpenLog

DEV-13712
$15.50 $12.40
19
HackRF One

HackRF One

WRL-13001
$299.95 $239.96
36
SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

DEV-09716
$14.95 $11.96
113
SparkFun ESP32 Thing

SparkFun ESP32 Thing

DEV-13907
$21.95 $17.56
58
Big Easy Driver

Big Easy Driver

ROB-12859
$19.95 $15.96
32
WAV Trigger

WAV Trigger

WIG-13660
$51.95 $41.56
24
SparkFun ESP8266 Thing

SparkFun ESP8266 Thing

WRL-13231
$16.95 $13.56
43
LilyPad LilyMini ProtoSnap

LilyPad LilyMini ProtoSnap

DEV-14063
$15.95 $12.76
2

Kits

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.0

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.0

KIT-14265
$99.95 $79.96
17
SparkFun Inventor's Kit for micro:bit

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for micro:bit

KIT-14542
$49.95 $39.96
4
LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit

LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit

KIT-13927
$99.95 $79.96
6
SparkFun Tinker Kit

SparkFun Tinker Kit

KIT-14556
$49.95 $39.96
4
SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBot

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBot

ROB-12649
$125.95 $100.76
23
SparkFun Sensor Kit

SparkFun Sensor Kit

DEV-13754
$132.95 $106.36
1
SparkFun XBee Wireless Kit

SparkFun XBee Wireless Kit

KIT-13197
$99.95 $79.96
1
SparkFun PiRetrocade

SparkFun PiRetrocade

KIT-14007
$44.95 $35.96
7

Sale ends 11/26 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Discounts apply to customer and guest roles only. While supplies last. No rain checks or combing carts.

Please Note: We will be working hard to get as many orders out as possible, but we cannot guarantee same-day shipping for the sale days. At least you don’t have to rush a store!

Shawn getting trampled by shoppers

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Shipping Guide for the Holidays

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The holidays are upon us again! Fear not, internet shopper, we’re here to tell you what to do to avoid online buying disappointment. Check out our Holiday Shipping Guide so you know when each shipping method’s deadline arrives (that way if something doesn’t arrive on time, you can shirk the blame). Happy shopping!!!

A man in a box

Every year I use this picture for this post, and every year I wish I didn’t.

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