Hello there, everyone! This week, we have a handful of new products, starting with the new OpenMV H7 Plus Camera – an upgraded version of the existing H7 with a new image sensor and upgraded processing capabilities. We also have the new TFMini-S LiDAR Module with better short range distancing, and a new string of addressable RGB Fairy Lights.
Don’t forget that you can get a free SparkFun Qwiic Pro Micro BoogieBoard with any purchase of $75 or more using promo code “BOOGIEBOARD20” (some restrictions apply).
Now onto our new products!
The OpenMV H7 Plus Camera is a small, low power microcontroller board that allows you to easily implement applications using machine vision in the real-world. The Plus variation adds 32 MB of external 32-bit SDRAM and 32 MB of external quad SPI flash. You can program the OpenMV Cam in high level Python scripts (courtesy of the MicroPython Operating System) instead of C/C++ – this makes it easier to deal with the complex outputs of machine vision algorithms and work with high level data structures.
The TFMini-S Micro LiDAR Module is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 10 centimeters (+/- 6 cm up to 6 m) and as far as 12 meters (+/-1% starting at 6 m)! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object, but what makes this sensor special is its size.
These addressable RGB LED string lights are a great way to light up any project with no soldering required. The insulated strings come in 5 m lengths with one RGB LED every 5 cm, for a total of 100 LEDs.