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Friday Product Post: Time to SHIM your Pi with Qwiic

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to your familiar Friday Product Post. We are back from Thanksgiving break, still very full, and ready to release new products! This week we have three new products, starting off with the super small Qwiic SHIM for your Raspberry Pi. We follow that up with a new version of our popular LED Starter kit, as well as a new CMOS Camera.

As a reminder, next week we are running a Week of Deals sale in case you missed Black Friday/Cyber Monday! The sale will run from 12:01 a.m. MT on December 9, 2019, to 11:59 p.m. MT on December 13, 2019. New products will be released each day, and will be available at that sale price from their respective release days through Friday, December 13. No rainchecks or backorders will be allowed. Distributor accounts will not be eligible for sale prices. We will not be allowing combining of orders during this sale.

Now onto the new products for the week!

SHIMmy SHIMmy!

SparkFun Qwiic SHIM for Raspberry Pi

SparkFun Qwiic SHIM for Raspberry Pi

DEV-15794
$0.95

The SparkFun Qwiic SHIM for Raspberry Pi is a small, easily removable breakout that adds a Qwiic connector to your Raspberry Pi. The SHIM design allows you to plug directly to the Pi's I2C bus with no soldering, and the thin PCB design allows for it to be sandwiched on your Pi GPIO with other HATs! The Qwiic SHIM works great when you do not need the full capabilities of the Qwiic pHAT for Raspberry Pi, or if you want to add a Qwiic connector to your Pi but don't have room for another HAT.


Learn all about LEDs before you start!

SparkFun LED Starter Kit

SparkFun LED Starter Kit

KIT-15418
$29.95

This is the SparkFun LED Starter Kit, the ultimate assortment of LEDs packed into a single red box! Inside each kit you will find over 70 multi-colored and multi-functional LEDs, and resistors to help hook everything up.


CMOS Camera Module - 976x592

CMOS Camera Module - 976x592

SEN-15906
$34.95

This is a high-quality color CMOS Camera Module. Power the CM-32 module, hook up any display, monitor or LCD screen with an RCA input, and get vivid color video at 976x592 resolution. Each camera comes with high-quality optics, all the on-board circuitry to output RCA signal, and a cable harness.


That's it for this week! As always, we can't wait to see what you make! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!

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Learn to Develop in RISC-V with our RED-V Boards

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A few weeks ago, we released our first two RISC-V capable boards we affectionately dubbed "RED-V." The SparkFun RED-V RedBoard is in a standard Arduino Uno R3 footprint, while the SparkFun RED-V Thing Plus is in a Feather-compatible footprint. By now the majority of you that are interested in developing with these new boards have been able to get them in your hands to start playing with them, but for those of you who are hesitant about diving into an intimidatingly expansive programming architecture, you might need a little help getting started.

The guide below will help you get the RED-V RedBoard or Thing Plus up and running to attack that cleverly hidden flaw in the thermal exhaust port. Depending on personal preference, there are a few environments to get started with the boards, but in this guide we will be going over how to get started in Freedom Studio and Zephyr RTOS. All wings report in... we're going in full-throttle.

New!

RED-V Development Guide

November 27, 2019

This guide will help you get the RED-V RedBoard or Thing Plus up and running for the exhaust port. Depending on personal preference, there are a few environments to get started with the boards. All wings report in... we're going in full-throttle.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is live!

Our weekend-long sale is up and running. Deals will end Monday, December 2nd at 11:59 p.m. MT. Check out the Black Friday/Cyber Monday page for more information.

A few reminders:

  • 15% off SparkFun Originals!
  • Select discounts up to 25% off!
  • Select items are available for backorder - please be patient with us building stock and getting these items shipped.


See something on sale but it’s out of stock?

These items are available for backorder and on sale. Due to our system, the normal “sale” banner will not appear on their product images.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBot

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for RedBot

ROB-12649
$125.95 $94.46
23
SparkFun micro:bot kit

SparkFun micro:bot kit

KIT-14216
$62.95 $50.36
12
SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

GPS-15136
$219.95 $175.96
11
Pro Micro - 3.3V/8MHz

Pro Micro - 3.3V/8MHz

DEV-12587
$19.95 $14.96
15
Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz

DEV-11113
$9.95 $7.46
130
SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier - HX711

SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier - HX711

SEN-13879
$9.95 $7.46
34
SparkFun OpenLog

SparkFun OpenLog

DEV-13712
$15.50 $11.63
20
WAV Trigger

WAV Trigger

WIG-13660
$51.95 $38.96
30
LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Kit

LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Kit

DEV-12922
$49.95 $37.46
2
Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)

Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)

COM-10969
$7.95 $5.96
158
SparkFun 9DoF Razor IMU M0

SparkFun 9DoF Razor IMU M0

SEN-14001
$35.95 $26.96
11
SparkFun XBee Explorer USB

SparkFun XBee Explorer USB

WRL-11812
$25.95 $19.46
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Rules & Information:

The sale will run from 12:01 a.m. MT on Friday, November 29th, to 11:59 p.m. MT on Monday, December 2nd. No rainchecks will be allowed, but backorders will be allowed only on the specially marked products above. Distributor accounts will not be eligible for sale prices. We will not be allowing combining of orders during this sale.

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

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Make Sure to Get Your Holiday Shipments in Time!

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It's Thanksgiving Eve here in the US, and that means we will be out of the office tomorrow, November 28th. Of course, after that will be Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which means a multitude of sales that we went over Monday. With the holidays rapidly approaching, we want to make sure you get your orders on time. Please refer to the shipping methods and dates by clicking the button below to get your order by Tuesday, December 24th (snowpocalypse permitting).

Ho, Ho, Ho

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Friday Product Post: RED-V Standing By

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Welcome to a very exciting Friday! The big news is that we've developed two unique RISC-V boards - an Arduino R3 RED-V footprint or our Feather-compatible Thing Plus footprint - and they're now available! Affectionately dubbed "RED-V," these two boards lower the barrier to entry for RISC-V without the need for a co-processor. Now, let's take a closer look at RED-V and the rest of our new product offerings for the week!

Lock RISC files in attack position!

 SparkFun RED-V RedBoard - SiFive RISC-V FE310 SoC

SparkFun RED-V RedBoard - SiFive RISC-V FE310 SoC

DEV-15594
$39.95

The SparkFun RED-V (pronounced “red-five”) RedBoard is a low-cost, Arduino-compatible development board featuring the Freedom E310 SoC, which brings with it the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). What sets the RED-V RedBoard apart from the rest is the completely open-source approach from hardware to ISA. That means anyone can make full use of the microcontroller without requiring royalties, licenses or non-disclosure agreements.

The RED-V RedBoard comes in the familiar Arduino Uno R3 form factor and includes the SiFive Freedom E310 core, 32MB of QSPI flash, an NXP K22 ARM Cortex-M4 for USB connectivity and operating as a JTAG interface, and a Qwiic connector to make I2C easy. The modern USB-C connector makes it easy to program and, for more advanced users who prefer to use the power and speed of professional tools, we've also exposed the JTAG connector. Additionally, it comes programmed with a simple bootloader, making the RED-V the best way to start prototyping and developing your RISC‑V applications.


SparkFun RED-V Thing Plus - SiFive RISC-V FE310 SoC

SparkFun RED-V Thing Plus - SiFive RISC-V FE310 SoC

DEV-15799
$29.95

Of course, if you are looking for something a little more compact at a lower price point, we also carry the SparkFun RED-V Thing Plus. This little board is equipped with the same features as the RedBoard version but in a small, Feather-compatible footprint! With this footprint, you can take advantage of a shield option in case you don't want to use our Qwiic Connect System.


Teensy Audio Adapter Board (Rev D)

Teensy Audio Adapter Board (Rev D)

DEV-15845
$14.95

The Teensy Audio Adapter Board can be added to a Teensy 4.0 for your next audio project. The shield provides you with an easy-to-use tool to add high quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz sample rate audio to your Teensy. With the audio library provided in the Documents tab, you will be able to use both the input and output simultaneously to make a variety of great audio projects, incorporate synth waveforms and effects, and mix multiple sound streams and CD-quality audio to your headphones or different line outs.


That's it for this week! As always, we can't wait to see what you make! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!

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Sales Season Starts with Shirts!

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Every few months we come out with a new shirt design that helps show the world your passion for making and electronics, but now it's time to make room for the next designs! What better time to put all of our remaining special edition shirts on sale than a week before Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

All of our Master of Coin and Thank the Maker shirts have been reduced in price from $19.95 to $14.95. If you haven't had the chance to pick up your own, this will be your last chance to get these two designs before they are gone forever.

Thank the Maker Tee - Small

Thank the Maker Tee - Small

SWG-14466
$19.95 $14.95
Thank the Maker Women's Tee - Small

Thank the Maker Women's Tee - Small

SWG-14461
$19.95 $14.95
Master of Coin Shirt - Medium (Gray)

Master of Coin Shirt - Medium (Gray)

SWG-15238
$19.95 $14.95
Master of Coin Women's Shirt - Medium (Gray)

Master of Coin Women's Shirt - Medium (Gray)

SWG-15233
$19.95 $14.95
Master of Coin Shirt - Large (Red)

Master of Coin Shirt - Large (Red)

SWG-15280
$19.95 $14.95
Master of Coin Women's Shirt - Large (Red)

Master of Coin Women's Shirt - Large (Red)

SWG-15285
$19.95 $14.95

We will be announcing our regular Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Monday November 24. Make sure to check back then to learn what to expect!

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