New stuff @ Spark Fun Electronics

New stuff @ Spark Fun Electronics

Spark has new stuff up – couple worth checking out…

Basic 16×2 Character LCD FSTN – Yellow on Blue – This is a basic 16 character by 2 line display with a Blue background and a Yellow backlight. Utilizes the extremely common HD44780 parallel interface chipset (datasheet). Interface code is freely available. You will need ~11 general I/O pins to interface to this LCD screen. Includes yellow LED backlight. These modules are the thin type. – Link.

Soldering Station Variable Temperature 70W – Analog – Temperature controlled, anti-static soldering station. An excellent alternative to the Radio Shack fire-starter you are used to – at an equally excellent price! Unit includes base unit, soldering iron with tip, and stand with sponge. We’ve converted our irons in the assembly room to these lead-free stations.- Link.

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