Friday Product Post: May the 4 Be With You

Hi. Welcome to September! Welcome to here! You look nice today. No, I have never written one of these before, thank you for noticing.

Before we get to the new stuff, of which there is a considerable quantity, let's talk about the free stuff. Today kicks off the second of our Two Weeks of Free party, which means you can now choose from among three fresh, new sensors, and pay $0 for your selection. How can this be, you ask? It's easy: purchase either the Artemis RedBoard (yes, the new one) or the Qwiic RedBoard, and pick one of three sensors for free! This week of free will end next Friday, September 13 (oooh), at 11:59 p.m. MT. You can also find out more (including important rules and stuff) at our Two Weeks of Free page!

SparkFun RedBoard Artemis

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SparkFun RedBoard Artemis

In stock DEV-15444

The RedBoard Artemis takes the incredibly powerful Artemis module from SparkFun and wraps it up in an easy to use and familia…

$19.95
SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

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SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

23 available DEV-15123

The SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic is an Arduino-compatible development board with a built in Qwiic connector, eliminating the need …

$19.95
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Here are this week's free sensors to go with your new Qwiic or Artemis RedBoard:

SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout - 4 Meter, VL53L1X (Qwiic)

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SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout - 4 Meter, VL53L1X (Qwiic)

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This SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout utilizes the VL53L1X next generation ToF sensor module to give you the highly accurate…

$21.95
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SparkFun UV Light Sensor Breakout - VEML6075 (Qwiic)

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SparkFun UV Light Sensor Breakout - VEML6075 (Qwiic)

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The VEML6075 UV Light Sensor Breakout is SparkFun’s latest ultraviolet sensing solution.

$6.95
SparkFun Qwiic OpenLog

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SparkFun Qwiic OpenLog

In stock DEV-15164

The SparkFun Qwiic OpenLog can store, or "log", huge amounts of serial data and act as a black box of sorts all over I2C.

$16.95

Use code FD19P4 for the Distance Sensor Breakout, FD19P5 for the UV Light Sensor Breakout, and FD19P6 for the Qwiic OpenLog.

Get to it, and enjoy! Now let's talk about new stuff. There's a lot of it.


In the next iteration of the Model B line, Raspberry Pi has given us the very powerful Model B 4, with the goal of a full desktop experience. The 2GB and 4GB DDR4 RAM boards have the ability to run two 4k monitors at once via two micro HDMI ports, and feature the long-asked-for, true Gigabit Ethernet. This creates a much higher-performing multimedia experience with the new Pi! In addition to two USB2 ports, the Raspberry Pi 4 also has two USB 3 ports, making data transfers that much quicker over USB.

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (2 GB)

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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (2 GB)

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The 2 GB Raspberry Pi 4 features the ability to run two 4k resolution monitors, to run true Gigabit Ethernet operations, all …

$49.95
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4 GB)

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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4 GB)

In stock DEV-15447

The 4 GB Raspberry Pi 4 features the ability to run two 4k resolution monitors, to run true Gigabit Ethernet operations, all …

$59.95

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Between the micro:bit and our shield-like bit boards, you can do almost anything while coding, customizing and controlling your micro:bit from almost anywhere! This week we have three new accessory boards to add functionality to your micro:bit.

SparkFun gator:RTC - micro:bit Accessory Board

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SparkFun gator:RTC - micro:bit Accessory Board

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The gator:RTC is a supplemental data logging tool with a RV-3028 real time clock (RTC) module from Micro Crystal, using a con…

$14.95

The gator:RTC is a supplemental data logging tool to be used in conjunction with the gator:log, part of SparkFun's gator:bit series of gator-clippable accessories designed for easy interface with the micro:bit or other microcontrollers. This tool allows a student to focus more on the experiment than on watching a thermometer or stopwatch.

SparkFun gator:UV - micro:bit Accessory Board

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SparkFun gator:UV - micro:bit Accessory Board

In stock SEN-15273

The SparkFun gator:UV micro:bit Accessory Board is an ultraviolet sensing solution created to interface with the micro:bit as…

$6.95

The SparkFun gator:UV is an ultraviolet sensing solution created to interface with the micro:bit as easily as possible. It can be easily interfaced with the micro:bit or other microcontrollers via the SparkFun gator:bit! This sensor board is a great solution for monitoring the UV light exposure in your next experiment! The gator:UV is designed around the VEML6070, an advanced UV light sensor that communicates over an I2C bus, incorporating a photodiode, amplifiers, and analog/digital circuits all into a single chip.

SparkFun gator:log - micro:bit Accessory Board

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SparkFun gator:log - micro:bit Accessory Board

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The gator:log is the perfect data logging tool for your next experiment.

$12.95

The gator:log is the perfect data logging tool for your next micro:bit experiment. With the automation of the data collection process, gone are the days of rushing around with a pen and composition notebook to simultaneously record data and your observations. Now, you only need to sit back and observe your experiment.


Raspberry Pi Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5.1VDC, 3.0A, 15.3W (USB-C)

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Raspberry Pi Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5.1VDC, 3.0A, 15.3W (USB-C)

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The is the official USB Type-C Power Supply for the Raspberry Pi Model 4 B.

$8.00

Last but potentially not least, depending on your needs: this is the official USB Type-C Power Supply for the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. This is a wall adapter with a USB Type-C Connector that fulfills the 15.3W power requirements of the Raspberry Pi 4. It can also be used for other devices which require up to 5.1VDC and 3A. This model comes in white, as you can see here.

Great! We did it, guys!! That's everything for now. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made – shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook.

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