It is that time again! SparkFun Electronics will be closed Friday, January 13th for our annual inventory day. Please keep in mind that any orders placed after 2PM (Mountain Time) on Thursday, January 12th will not ship or be prepared for local pickup until we open for normal operations on Monday, January 16th. In addition, tours will resume on Friday, January 20th. Thank you for your patience!

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Friday Product Post: Do You Even Count, Bro?

It's Inventory Day here at SparkFun, but we still have some new products to show off. These include a new Software-Defined Radio, LIDAR tech, and SMD components.

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Today is the day that, once a year, everyone at SparkFun counts millions of individual parts, components and supplies. Yes, today is Inventory Day! If you have been with us on previous Inventory Days you’ll know that, even though today is a lighter day in terms of new products, we still provide a nice handful of fresh pieces for your next projects. Without further ado, let’s dive in and see what we have today!

You call that a blade? THIS is a blade!

bladeRF x40

$ 420

The bladeRF x40 is an affordable USB 3.0 Software Defined Radio (SDR) designed to allow students and RF enthusiasts to explore wireless communication and to provide professionals with a versatile COTS waveform development platform. The bladeRF x40 is a great next step after using an SDR like the HackRF One, especially with the built-in FPGA providing you with more user-defined options.

Scanse Sweep

$ 349

Now available for pre-order! The Scanse Sweep is a scanning LIDAR sensor designed to bring powerful 360-degree sensing capabilities to everyone for an affordable price. With a built-in LIDAR-Lite, the Sweep possesses scanning capabilities that allow you to adjust the rotation speed on the fly so you can slow it down for more detail, or speed it up for faster reaction times! With a range of 40 meters and a sample rate of 1,000 samples/sec, the Scanse Sweep is a perfect sensor for Robotics, UAVs, site surveying and Internet of Things (IoT)/security applications.

Resonator 20MHz SMD (Strip of 10)

$ 2.5

This is a 10-pack of 20MHz resonators in a tiny SMD package. Resonators function like crystals but stick closer to their specified frequency over a full temperature range. These resonators possess an initial frequency tolerance of ±0.5% and a load capacity of 15pF.

Since this product belongs to our Ding & Dent category, once we are out of stock we will not carry it again. Get them while you can!

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, that’s it for this week. As a reminder, SparkFun is closed today, Friday the 13th, for our annual inventory day. Please keep in mind that any orders that were placed after 2 p.m. Mountain Time yesterday, Jan. 12, will not ship or be prepared for local pickup until we open for normal operations on Monday, Jan. 16. We hope you have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here next Friday with even more new products!

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