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Logic Level Converter Bi-Directional logic level converter, logic converter, level converter
Price: $2.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SF-BOB08745 -

    This simple little Logic Level Converter will let you easily interface 5v and 3.3v devices. With this board you can step up a 3.3v signal to 5v, or down from 5 to 3.3. This is great when you need to connect 5v sensors/microcontrollers to ARM based devices like the Arduino Due or Raspberry Pi. You can even solder standard headers to this board to make it breadboard compatible. The level converter is very easy to use. The board needs to be powered from the two voltages sources (high voltage and...

    SN74HC165 Shift-In Breakout
    Price: $3.95
    Availability: In Stock
    Item #: SF-BOB-11733 -

      The SN74HC165N is a neat little IC that will take an input of up to 8 parallel lines and produce a single, serial output. It’s a great way to increase the number of inputs on a microcontroller. This breakout makes it easy to prototype using the 74HC165 by breaking out all of the pins you need to standard 0.1" spaced headers. We’ve also lined up the data and power pins so that you can easily make chains of them and expand the number of outputs under your control! This chip works with a voltage...

      SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - RS-485 SparkFun Transceiver Breakout, RS-485, breakout board, signal converter
      Price: $9.95
      Availability: In Stock
      Item #: SF-BOB-10124 -

        This is a breakout board for the SP3485 RS-485 transceiver IC, which will convert a UART serial stream to RS-485. The SP3485 is a half-duplex transceiver, so it can only communicate one way at a time, but it can reach transmission speeds of up to 10Mbps. This board requires a very low amount of power and can operate from a single +3.3VDC supply. This breakout board includes the SP3485 RS-485 transceiver, filter capacitor, and other components shown on the schematic. The RS-485 output has been...

        Alligator Test Leads - Multicolored (10 Pack) Alligator Test Leads, Multicolored, alligator clips, prototyping, crocodile clips
        Price: $2.95
        Availability: In Stock
        Item #: SF-PRT-12978 -

          Alligator clips (or Crocodile clips, if you prefer) are likely to be the most useful thing on your workbench besides the workbench itself. Whether you’re just trying to make a few quick connections to test your circuit or having trouble making your multimeter leads stay where you need them, these spring-loaded clips are a workshop must-have. Each lead in this pack of tern is 50cm long with a rubber shrouded alligator clip on each end. There are five different colors, you get two each of: red,...

          Sparkfun Cerberus USB Cable Sparkfun Cerberus USB Cable, Sparkfun, Cerberus, USB, Cable, Robot, Data, mini, micro
          Price: $5.95
          Availability: Back Order
          Item #: SF-CAB-12016 -

            You are in the middle of working on your latest robot, when you need to program a new board you just got in. You dig through your bin of USB cables only to find that you have hundreds that have the wrong end, and exactly zero that have the end you're looking for. As luck would have it, you remember that you ordered the Sparkfun Cerberus USB Cable! With this cable, you will always have the right connection. The Cerberus USB Cable has the standard A-type connector, which you can plug into your...

            Sparkfun Arduino ProtoShield Kit Arduino, ProtoShield, Arduino ProtoShield, Arduino ProtoShield Kit, Arduino Board, Arduino Kit
            Price: $16.95
            Availability: In Stock
            Item #: SF-DEV-07914 -

              Description: Riding on the waves of the very popular Arduino USB board is this small prototyping shield. Originally spawned with collaboration between the folks at SFE and ITP @ NYU, the Protoshield mates with the Arduino USB board and gives the user a small soldering area, two general LEDs, access to a BlueSMiRF socket, a general pushbutton switch, and most important of all - the Arduino reset switch is brought to the top level. This comes in kit form and must be soldered together by the end...

              Arduino Pro - 5V/16MHz Arduino, Pro, 328 - 5V/16MHz
              Price: $19.95
              Availability: In Stock
              Item #: SF-DEV-09219 -

                 It's blue! It's skinny! It's the Arduino Pro! SparkFun's minimal design approach to Arduino. This is a 5V Arduino running the 16MHz bootloader (select 'Arduino Duemilanove w/ 328' within the Arduino software). The power switch was moved to the side of the board (good idea Limor!) to allow control when a shield is attached. Please note: The right-angle power switch is fragile. We're working on making the switch stronger. For now, please be gentle. Arduino Pro does not come with connectors...

                Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
                Price: $9.95
                Availability: In Stock
                Item #: SF-DEV11113 -

                  It's blue! It's thin (0.8mm)! It's the Arduino Pro Mini! SparkFun's minimal design approach to Arduino. This is a 3.3V Arduino running the 8MHz bootloader (select 'Arduino Duemilanove w/ 328' within the Arduino software). Arduino Pro Mini does not come with connectors populated so that you can solder in any connector or wire with any orientation you need. We recommend first time Arduino users start with the Duemilanove. It's a great board that will get you up and running quickly. The Arduino...

                  Atomic IMU 6 Degrees of Freedom - XBee Ready Atomic, IMU, 6 Degrees of Freedom, XBee Ready, 6DOF, Intertial Measurement Unit, Gyro, Accelerometer
                  Price: $124.95
                  Availability: Back Order
                  Item #: SF-SEN-09812 -

                    The 6DOF Atomic is a stripped-down IMU, designed to give good performance at a low price. The unit can run as a hard-wired UART interface (0-3.3V, 115200bps), or optionally with an XBee  RF module, and is powered from a single LiPo (Lithium Polymer) battery. The processor is an Atmel ATMega168 running at 10MHz with 6 dedicated 10-bit ADC channels reading the sensors. Source code for the 6DOF Atomic is freely available and compiles with the free AVR GCC compiler. The 6-DOF Atomic uses...

                    EasyDriver v4 Stepper Motor Driver
                    Price: $14.95
                    Availability: In Stock
                    Item #: SF-ROB-09402 -

                      Description: The EasyDriver is a simple to use stepper motor driver, compatible with anything that can output a digital 0 to 5V pulse. EasyDriver requires a 7V to 30V supply to power the motor, and has an on board voltage regulator for the digital interface. Connect a 4-wire stepper motor and a microcontroller and you've got precision motor control! EasyDriver drives bi-polar motors, and motors wired as bi-polar. I.e. 4,6, or 8 wire stepper motors. This is the newest version of EasyDriver V4...

                      Resistive Flex Sensor 4.5 Inch
                      Price: $12.95
                      Availability: In Stock
                      Item #: SF-SEN-08606 -

                        Description: A simple flex sensor 4.5" in length. As the sensor is flexed, the resistance across the sensor increases. Patented technology by Spectra Symbol - they claim these sensors were used in the original Nintendo Power Glove. I love the Nintendo Power Glove. It's so bad! The resistance of the flex sensor changes when the metal pads are on the outside of the bend (text on inside of bend). Straight (unflexed) resistance: ~9000 Ohm 90 degree bend resistance: ~14000 Ohm 180 degree bend...

                        Resistive Flex Sensor 2.2 Inch Flex sensor, 2.2 inch flex sensor, small flex sensor, nintendo power glove, flexible sensor, resisitve sensor, spectra,
                        Price: $7.95
                        Availability: In Stock
                        Item #: S-20-SEN10264 -

                          The little brother to the 4.5" Flex Sensor, the 2.2" Flex Sensor is just as fun! This sensor's diminutive size makes it great for all sorts of small spaces. The flex sensor changes its resistance as its flexed, so you can easily create an analog signal to connect to your microcontroller. We recommend using our Voltage Divider to easily create that signal. The connector is .1"/2.5mm spaced, so it will work with standard breadboards. We recommend that you reinforce the base of the sensor when...