Hello and welcome back. This time we have two new breakout boards and some prototyping tools.
Let’s start with the AK-MP3209 – Boost Converter Breakout.
This is a boost (or step-up) converter that you can feed with a voltage between 2.6V and 5V and it will convert it into fixed 5V or 12V. Great in combination with batteries like 3.7V LiPo, to have a constant output voltage that you can use to power-up development boards. It has under-voltage lockout, current limiting, and thermal overload protection.
Then there is the AK-SN74LV595 – 8-bit Shift Register.
This is a 8-bit serial-in parallel-out shift register, compatible with the ol’ good 74HC595, but it can sink more current on its outputs. The board has the input signals on one side and the outputs on the other, so it can be easily daisy-chained.
On the prototyping side we have more IC hook clips, of several colors:
We already ship black and red, so we have grouped them to form a 7 IC Hook Pack.
For the Arduino family, we now ship stackable headers.
Let’s step ahead into power supply:
This is a connector with a barrel plug on one end and screw terminals on the other. We use them a lot here to power-up boards, and now we are shipping them.
DC power cables: we added these alligator to barrel-type connector cables and a 9V battery snap to barrel.
Following the alligator trend we have this pack of 12 cables with alligator clips.
Alligator cables are also known for not being there when you need one. We understand you and thought 12 of them will increment the chances of finding one. They come in red, black, white, yellow, green and blue. Two cables of each color.
For CR2032 users we have these new battery holders.
This is a 3-terminals momentary microswitch with lever. It looks like a regular microswitch, but, it’s waterproof (IP67).
Phew! That was long. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you soon in another blog post about new entries.
The Artekit Team.