We have a fun bunch of products for you today, starting off with our brand new Qwiic Time of Flight Imager that utilizes VL53L5CX from ST Electronics. This is a unique board that can add new imaging sensing features to a project. Next up, we have our last two Qwiic Alphanumeric Displays with purple and white LEDs. Finally, we wrap up the week with the Ethernet Kit for Teensy 4.1. Now, let’s jump in and take a closer look at all of our new products!
The SparkFun Qwiic ToF Imager is built around VL53L5CX from ST Electronics; a state of the art, Time-of-Flight (ToF), multizone ranging sensor enhancing the ST FlightSense product family. This chip integrates a SPAD array, physical infrared filters, and diffractive optical elements (DOE) to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions with a range of cover glass materials. Utilizing our handy Qwiic system, no soldering is required to connect it to the rest of your system. However, we still have broken out 0.1″-spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.
We are quite familiar with 7-segment displays; we see them on our alarm clocks, ovens and microwaves. By adding more segments to each digit you can display more than just numbers! Introducing the brand new SparkFun Qwiic Alphanumeric Display. These purple and white 14-segment digits allow you to display all sorts of numbers, characters, and symbols. With Qwiic, simply plug it in and go. No soldering, no figuring out which is SDA or SCL, and no voltage regulation or translation required!
The Teensy 4.1 is one of the most advanced and reliable development platforms on the market today. One of the biggest asks for the board is the ability to connect the 4.1 to the Internet via Ethernet. Luckily, with this Ethernet Kit for Teensy 4.1 (as well as a little bit of soldering), you’ll be able to easily add Ethernet functionality to your Teensy 4.1.
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. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another, and we’ll see you next week with even more new products!