New Wireless Products: GPS & Bluetooth

We've been adding new products to the catalog like crazy lately, so we figured now would be a good time to make sure you knew about some of them.  To start you off, here’s a cool way to add GPS to computer-controlled robot:

Lassen iQ GPS Receiver

This is a USB-interfaced GPS receiver.  The kit includes a Trimble Lassen IQ Receiver, an interface board created by SparkFun, and everything else you need to tap into the GPS network.

And here are some Bluetooth modules so you can get rid of all those wires and tethers you keep tripping over:

Parallax EmbeddedBlue Transceiver AppMod

This Bluetooth module from Parallax was designed for easy integration into any Basic Stamp 2 project.  It works great with the Board of Educationn, BOE Bot, or SumoBot mini sumo robot.  We also offer the Microsoft Robotics Studio-compatible BOE Bot kit, which includes the EmbeddedBlue module.

BlueSMiRF Silver

The BlueSMiRF is a very simple to use Bluetooth modem.  It acts as a serial bridge, and it’s practically a drop-in replacement for any wired connection.  Works great with any microcontroller system, including Arduino and Basic Stamp.


This little jobber is a Bluetooth Wireless adapter for the iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum.  Use it to control your Roomba from your computer, cell phone, PDA, or whatever Bluetooth device you happen to be using.  Chase your pets, stage Roomba sumo matches, set up synchronized Roomba dance routines… Or you could just vacuum the floor.  Whatever floats your boat, man.

Bluetooth USB Module

A simple, cheapo USB Bluetooth adapter.  There isn’t much more that needs to be said.  Use it to connect your computer to all of your other Bluetooth gizmos.


That’s all for now.  Stay tuned for another big update next week!

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