Sparkfun has new oscilloscope

Sqkybeaver let us know Sparkfun now carries a scope similar to the one he reviewed. It is a two channel 100MHz digital scope with 500MSa/s real-time sampling rate. Saving waveforms to a USB flash drive is available, as well as interfacing with the computer over the USB port. The waveforms and menu are displayed over a 5.7″ LCD Screen. Via the forum.

PROTOTYPE: Thermal Tweeter, networked Twitter printer @dangerousproto

Free video chat by Ustream Send a Tweet to @dangerousproto and watch it print live on the USTREAM feed. Thermal Tweeter is hacked together from a SparkFun thermal printer and the web platform internet development board. No computers are used to query twitter or run the printer, this is a 100% stand-alone Twitter appliance. This […]

Sparkfun IOIO Android interface

SparkFun has announced the upcoming release of their IOIO for Android Board. The IOIO (pronounced “yo-yo”) is a board specially designed to work with your Android device (OS versions 1.5 and greater). The board provides extensive and robust connectivity to an Android device via a USB connection. The IOIO is fully controllable from within an […]

Week in (p)review: September 5, 2010

Here’s some highlights from the past week, in case you missed them: USB Infrared Toy firmware v07 with bug fixes Updated WinLIRC plugin supports transmitting with the IR Toy SparkFun has the Logic Sniffer in stock. Thanks for helping us raise awareness of this open source project Honken demoed the first open source USB stack […]

Fragile connectors on the SparkFun Nokia knock-off

Fragile connectors on the SparkFun Nokia knock-off LCD are a headache. They’re not rated for multiple insertions, but we can usually move them very carefully on a final prototype. A mating connector we soldered must have warped from the heat. It ate two LCDs right away. On the right is the ‘good’ from a few […]

Play WAV audio files with AD5330 and Arduino

SparkFun has a tutorial about playing WAV files with an 8-bit AD5330 Digital Analog Converter (DAC). The AD5330 has an 8-bit parallel interface and operates from 2.5v to 5.5v. SparkFun uses an Arduino, micro SD shield, and AD5330 breakout board to play WAV files. The Arduino reads uncompressed WAV files from a FAT formatted SD […]