Hello and welcome back to another Friday Product Post, everyone! We are here in the middle of July with a few new products and it starts with the new Qwiic LED Stick. This board started in SparkX and has graduated to red boards, a full production run, and technical support! This board allows you to add 10 APA102Cs to your project via Qwiic! Following that we have a couple of new cables, one for U.FL to SMA connections, and the other, a pack of jumper wires. Now, let’s jump in and take a closer look!
The SparkFun Qwiic LED Stick features ten addressable APA102 LEDs, making it easy to add full color LED control using I2C. Write to individual LEDs to display a count in binary, or write to the whole strip for cool lighting effects. You can even add more LEDs to the end if you need to. We’ve written an Arduino library and Python package that take care of the I2C and communication to the LEDs so all you have to do is decide what color each LED should be.
This is a simple, U.FL to SMA (jack) bulkhead straight connector with a 1.32 mm diameter cable. Less than -2 dB cable insertion loss up to 6 GHz. Both connectors are gold-plated brass and the cable conductor is silver-coated copper.
Jumper wires are awesome. Just a little bit of stranded core wire with a nice solid pin connector on either end. They have the flexibility of stranded wire but will fit directly into breadboards and female pin headers. These are six inch long, 26 AWG jumper wires with breadboard-friendly male connectors on both ends. Combine these with our female to female jumpers to create a male to female jumper.
That’s it for this week! As always, we can’t wait to see what you make! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made! Please be safe out there, be kind to one another, and we’ll see you next week with even more new products!