Hello and welcome back to another exciting Friday Product Post! This week, we are thrilled to finally reveal that the SparkFun QuickLogic Thing Plus is available for everyone who didn’t back the board in March when we originally announced it on Crowd Supply. This is an extremely powerful and reliable FPGA board in a Feather-footprint, and we are sure that it will make a great resource for anyone looking to get into the world of Field Programmable Gate Arrays. Next up, we have four different versions of Carbide3D’s Shapeoko 4 XXL and four versions of their Shapeoko 4 XL. To round out the day we have some new resistors. People always need resistors, don’t they? Now, let’s jump in and take a closer look at all of our new products!
The SparkFun QuickLogic Thing Plus EOS™ S3, is a small form factor system ideal for enabling the next generation of low-power Machine Learning-capable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The QuickLogic Thing Plus is powered by QuickLogic’s EOS S3, the first eFPGA-enabled Arm Cortex©-M4F MCU to be fully supported with Zephyr RTOS and FreeRTOS. Unlike other development boards based on proprietary hardware and software tools, the QuickLogic Things Plus is based on 100% open source hardware, compatible with the Feather form factor, and is built around 100% open source software (with support for FreeRTOS, Zephyr, nMingen, Docker and SymbiFlow).
This is the Shapeoko 4 XXL, nearly double the cutting area of the Shapeoko 4 Standard! The Shapeoko is a 3-axis CNC Machine kit that allows you to create your 2D and 3D designs out of non-ferrous metals, hardwoods and plastics. The Shapeoko 4 XXL is designed to be affordable enough for any shop and powerful enough to do real work. Don’t let the size intimidate you! This is an entry-level CNC machine designed for hobbyists, artists and fabricators!
The Shapeoko 4 XXL is offered in four different versions: with Hybrid Table and router, with Hybrid Table but without router, without hybrid table and router, and without hybrid table but with router.
The Shapeoko 4 XL is nearly identical to the XXL version above and still features double the cutting area of the Shapeoko 4 Standard! While the cutting area of the XXL is 838.2 mm x 838.2 mm x 101. 6mm (33 in x 33 in x 4 in), the XL has a cutting area of 838.2 mm x 444.5 mm x 101.6 mm (33 in x 17.5 in x 4 in). So, if you are looking for a slightly smaller cutting area at a lower cost, the XL might just be the right option for you!
The Shapeoko 4 XL is also offered in four different versions: with Hybrid Table and router, with Hybrid Table but without router, without hybrid table and router, and without hybrid table but with router.
This is a 220 Ohm, 1/4th Watt, +/- 5% tolerance PTH resistor, commonly used in breadboards and perf boards. We’ve opted for a new and more breadboard-friendly lead thickness.
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!