SPOT is a service that makes adventures off the beaten path a little safer by providing a way to check in, send “I’m ok” messages or call for help via satellite. That’s all very useful if you’re going out into the wild beyond the reach of cellular and WiFi, but what if your Arduino is going and leaving you behind in civilization?
Wouldn’t it be nice if it could take advantage of this technology to send you an e-mail or text message from the middle of nowhere? Now you can with this SPOT Shield!!!
The RN-XV module by Roving Networks is a certified Wi-Fi solution especially designed for customer who want to migrate their existing 802.15.4 architecture to a standard TCP/IP based platform without having to redesign their existing hardware. In other words, if your project is set up for XBee and you want to move it to a standard WiFi network, you can drop this in the same socket without any other new hardware.
This breakout board makes it easy to use the tiny MMA8452Q accelerometer in your project. The MMA8452Q is a smart low-power, three-axis, capacitive micro-machined accelerometer with 12 bits of resolution. This accelerometer is packed with embedded functions with flexible user programmable options, configurable to two interrupt pins. Embedded interrupt functions allow for overall power savings relieving the host processor from continuously polling data.
The MPU-6050 is a serious little piece of motion processing tech! By combining a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer on the same silicon die together with an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP™) capable of processing complex 9-axis MotionFusion algorithms, the MPU-6050 does away with the cross-axis alignment problems that can creep up on discrete parts.
Solenoids are a great way to induce linear motion for pushing, pulling or controlling switches and levers.This smaller solenoid is designed to work directly with 5V which makes it a great match for embedded projects. It has a throw of about 6mm and 2 M2 mounting holes on the body.
This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is silver-plated nylon that is stretchy in both directions. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any LilyPad project. Medtex 130 Ag Nylon stretch. It is a bit thinner than our Medtex 180.
This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is similar in feel to a nylon ripstop material. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any LilyPad project.
This pack of female headers includes two 6-pin headers and two 8-pin headers. This is similar to the header kit that comes with Arduino shields except that the pins are shorter so they don’t stack. These are useful for Arduino compatible boards that don’t come with headers already installed (like the Arduino Pro).
The WiiChuck Adapter is a small PCB that is designed to be inserted into the connector of a Nintendo Wii Nunchuck to provide access to all 4 wires of the remote. The power, ground and two-wire interface of the Nunchuck are all broken out to a 4-pin 0.1″ pitch header.
This is a simple two wire cable. Great for jumping from board to board. 2-pin JST connector on one end, bare cable on the opposite end.
This is the cable that connects with the EM408 it has two a 5-pin JST connectors with 1mm pitch. Wired pin 1 to pin 1.