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Elektor Has Two New Shows!

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Our friends over at Elektor Magazine recently launched two new shows to discuss a range of topics in the huge world that is electronics. Looking to learn more about Elektor Magazine? Looking to learn more about Elektor Magazine? Check out their tag to learn more!


Elektor Engineering Insights

Elektor Engineering Insights is a show for those who want to stay in the know and hear from electronics industry experts. Join Stuart Cording (Editor, Elektor) and industry experts for conversations about engineering challenges and their potential solutions. Audience members can send in questions during the show to receive live feedback and solutions. (How cool is that?)

Light blue background with schematics. ElektorTV logo in upper left and text that reads Elektor Engineering Insights by Stuart Cording. Picture of Stuart next to electronics equipment.

Tune in monthly to the live conversation via LinkedIn, Twitter, and the Elektor TV channel on YouTube. If you're interested in joining Elektor as a guest, or have a topic you'd like them to cover, simply get in touch at stuart.cording@elektor.com.

The next episode on June 8, 2022 at 4 PM CEST will focus on Embedded & IoT topics in preparation for a special episode from the tradeshow floor at Embedded World 2022!


Elektor LabTalk

For our DIY crowd, Elektor’s other new show, "Elektor LabTalk," features Elektor Lab team engineers and editors as they talk shop, share engineering tips, and more! Mathias Claussen (Senior Engineer, Elektor) and Jens Nickel (Editor in Chief, Elektor) take you on deep dives into a wide range of topics, including rapid prototyping, embedded programming, DIY microcontroller projects, retro electronics, and lab equipment.

Light blue background with ElektorTV logo in upper left and text that reads Elektor LabTalk, Jens Nickel, and Mathias Claussen with head shots of both

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Happy May 4th!

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Happy May 4th, SparkFans!


While this video may be a few years old, we think it’s a really neat inside look at some of the filming of The Mandalorian, specifically scenes of the Razor Crest. The team at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) walk fans through how certain scenes from season one were filmed and the setups used.

Can you spot the SparkFun products used? Scroll below the video for the answers.

Credit to Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Limited, LLC, & The Walt Disney Studios


Spoiler Alert!

Can you spot these products?

EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver

EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver

ROB-12779
$16.50
39
SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD - RGB Text (Qwiic)

SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD - RGB Text (Qwiic)

LCD-16397
$21.50
4
SparkFun 16 Output I/O Expander Breakout - SX1509

SparkFun 16 Output I/O Expander Breakout - SX1509

BOB-13601
$6.95
9
SparkFun Qwiic Joystick

SparkFun Qwiic Joystick

COM-15168
$11.50
3

SparkFun Differential I2C Breakout - PCA9615 (Qwiic)

BOB-14589
15 Retired

*The SparkFun Differential I2C Breakout has since been retired and updated with to the SparkFun QwiicBus - EndPoint.


Since it is Star Wars Day, we would be remiss to not show off all of our (and our friends') existing Star Wars-themed projects from "a long time ago." So make sure to take a minute to check them out and see if you can find something that could help you with a new project.

Additionally, if there's something that you see that you'd like us to work on again or update, let us know! Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to scour the Internet in the hopes of finding a new trailer or announcement for the next Star Wars film or show! May the fourth, and force, be with you!

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Last Shipping Deadline is Today!

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Shipping Deadline

If you need any items in time for December 24th, please have your orders placed by 2 p.m. MST today, Monday, December 20th. Choose either Overnight (Next Business Day) or Two Business Days when selecting your shipping option at checkout. More details on holiday shipping guidelines can be found here.

Image of a SparkFun red box under ice with text of 2021 Holiday Shipping


Upcoming SparkFun Closures

As a heads up, SparkFun will be closed in observance of the upcoming holidays on these days:

  • Thursday, December 23rd
  • Friday, December 24th
  • Friday, December 31

Please note that customer service will be unavailable on these days.

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Surprise, One Last Flash Sale!

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Surprise! We’re running one last Flash Sale for the Holiday 2021 season! Now through Weds, Dec 8 at 10 a.m. MST, we’re taking 25% off select MicroMod boards. Boards part of this Flash Sale are below. Rules and information are listed beneath the products.

 

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As a reminder, be sure to grab those last minute gifts or project items soon if you need them in time for December 24th. Today is the deadline for Economy Ground and this Thursday is the deadline for Ground shipping. More details on holiday shipping guidelines can be found here.


Here are the deals!

SparkFun MicroMod Teensy Processor

SparkFun MicroMod Teensy Processor

DEV-16402
$19.95 $14.96
2
SparkFun MicroMod Data Logging Carrier Board

SparkFun MicroMod Data Logging Carrier Board

DEV-16829
$19.95 $14.96
SparkFun MicroMod Input and Display Carrier Board

SparkFun MicroMod Input and Display Carrier Board

DEV-16985
$59.95 $44.96
3
SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

SparkFun MicroMod Artemis Processor

DEV-16401
$14.95 $11.21
SparkFun MicroMod Machine Learning Carrier Board

SparkFun MicroMod Machine Learning Carrier Board

DEV-16400
$19.95 $14.96
SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Single

SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Single

DEV-17723
$9.95 $7.46
SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Double

SparkFun MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board - Double

DEV-17724
$11.95 $8.96
SparkFun MicroMod Update Tool

SparkFun MicroMod Update Tool

DEV-17725
$4.95 $3.71

Rules & Information for Flash Sale:

  • Flash sale will run from 10 a.m. MST Tues, Dec 7, 2021 through 10 a.m. MST Weds, Dec 8, 2021.
  • No rainchecks or backorders will be allowed.
  • We will not be allowing the combining of orders during this sale.
  • Distributor and reseller accounts will not be eligible for sale prices unless specifically noted otherwise.

Please note: We will be working hard to ship as many orders as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee same-day shipping for sale orders. Please allow additional days for sale orders to ship due to increased volume.

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Hurry! It’s Time for a Flash Sale

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If you’re trying to locate your next holiday deal, look no further!

Until Friday, Dec 3 at 10 a.m. MST, the first 100 people to use promo code FLASHSALE2 will receive $40 off our SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic). Simply add the board to your cart and use promo code: FLASHSALE2 at checkout. Rules and information below.

 

Image with the SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic) on a black and grey background with text of Flash Sale! Now through Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m. MST

 

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

The SparkFun GPS-RTK2 raises the bar for high-precision GPS and is the latest in a line of powerful RTK boards featuring the ZED-F9P module from u-blox. The ZED-F9P is a top-of-the-line module for high accuracy GNSS and GPS location solutions including RTK that is capable of 10mm, three-dimensional accuracy. With this board, you will be able to know where your (or any object's) X, Y, and Z location is within roughly the width of your fingernail! The ZED-F9P is unique in that it is capable of both rover and base station operations. Utilizing our handy Qwiic system, no soldering is required to connect it to the rest of your system. However, we still have broken out 0.1"-spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.

Rules & Information for Flash Sale:

  • Add the SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic) to your cart!
  • Use code "FLASHSALE2" during checkout to receive $40 off the board. There are 100 promo code uses available and a promo code use limit of one per customer.
  • Promo code will be available for use through 10 a.m. MST Fri, Dec 3, 2021 OR until all promo code uses are taken, OR stock is unavailable.
  • No rainchecks or backorders will be allowed.
  • We will not be allowing the combining of orders during this sale.
  • Distributor and reseller accounts will not be eligible.

Please note: We will be working hard to ship as many orders as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee same-day shipping for sale orders. Please allow additional days for sale orders to ship due to increased volume.


Want a heads up on our next holiday surprise?

Sign up for our "Deals" List for the inside scoop!

 

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Time for Deals – Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

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This year, we've combined our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales into one, 4-day long sale. These deals are too good to miss, with select products up to 70% off. Plus, we're including a free SparkFun USB Thumb Drive (16GB) in every order! But hurry, sale pricing is only valid through Cyber Monday (11/29/21 at 11:59 p.m. MST), or while supplies last.

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Bonus Deal!

Any order placed between 11/26—11/29 will receive a FREE SparkFun USB Thumb Drive (16GB)!

No need to add to cart, but if you'd like more than one, they're on sale!
Note: Free Thumb Drive will be added during shipping and will not show in your cart.


 

Rules and Information:

  • Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale runs from Friday, November 26 at 12:01 a.m. MST through Monday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. MST.
  • SparkFun is closed Friday, November 26th. As such, customer service will not be available until regularly scheduled hours on Monday, November 29th.
  • All orders placed during the sale will receive a free SparkFun USB Thumb Drive (16GB). Do not add the free Thumb Drive to your cart, or you will be charged the sale price for the Thumb Drive. Each order will have a Thumb Drive automatically added to their order during our shipping process.
  • No rainchecks or backorders of sale items are allowed.
  • Orders cannot be combined during the sale.
  • Distributor and reseller accounts are not eligible for sale prices, unless specifically noted otherwise.
  • Information on holiday shipping deadlines are available here.

Please note: We will be working hard to ship as many orders as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee same-day shipping for sale orders. Please allow additional days for sale orders to ship due to increased volume.


P.S. If you're still trying to locate deals after this weekend, we highly recommend keeping tabs on the site next week. You never know when something might just randomly go on sale, wink wink.

Want a heads up on our next holiday surprise?

Sign up for our "Deals" List for the inside scoop!

 

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