Friday Product Post: Fantastic Fabrics
Hello, everyone! We hope you’ve had an awesome week. It’s been pretty busy here as we’ve been getting ready to show off these fantastic new products! Today we have three unique, conductive EeonTex fabrics, as well as a new Serial Basic Breakout. Let’s take a closer look at what we have!
This EeonTex fabric is a conductive, nonwoven microfiber for use in e-textiles as well as electromagnetic and resistive heating applications. Each sheet of the EeonTex Conductive Fabric is pre-cut into 12 inch by 13 inch sheets about 0.8mm thick. This fabric is very versatile and perfect for anyone interested in wearables and e-textiles.
The next fabric up is a conductive, nonwoven microfiber with piezo-resistive functionality for use in dynamic sensors to map and measure pressure, bend, angle stretch and torsion. Pressure Sensing Fabric could add so many new possibilities to your next e-textile project!
The last of the three new EeonTex products we have to offer is this bidirectionally stretchy nylon/spandex, elastic fabric coated with a long-lasting conductive formulation. This material has found use in soft, biometric strain and pressure sensors, such as for beds and seats, or where conforming to irregular shapes is the only thing required.
The SparkFun Serial Basic Breakout is an easy-to-use USB-to-Serial adapter based on the CH340G IC from WCH. It works with 5V and 3.3V systems and should auto install on most operating systems without the need for additional drivers. The Serial Basic uses the CH340G IC to quickly and easily convert serial signals to USB. It’s a great lower-cost alternative to the extremely popular FTDI Basic.
One last announcement! Saturday is Thomas Edison’s 170th birthday, and even though he did some questionable things to advance his electrical influence, there’s no doubt he made a huge impact on the world of electronics. To celebrate we’ve made permanent price cuts on our line of SparkFun Blocks for the Intel® Edison. If you haven’t jumped into the world of Edison yet, now is a great time to start a project. Happy birthday, Mr. Edison (but we still like Tesla better).
All right, folks. That’s it for today! As always, we hope you can think up some great applications for these new products. If you make something you are really proud of, we’d love to see it! We’ll be back next week with more brand-new products. See you then!