SparkFun’s ESP32-WROOM Factor Plus USB-C Mainstreams a SparkX Design, Brings an IoT RedBoard Too



SparkFun has launched two new improvement boards constructed across the Espressif ESP32-WROOM module — together with one, the ESP32-WROOM Factor Plus with USB-C, which upgrades a limited-run SparkX design to an official product line.

“The SparkFun ESP32-WROOM Factor Plus with USB-C supplies a couple of enhancements to the earlier ESP32 Factor Plus,” the corporate explains of its newest board launch. “Along with the usual Factor Plus kind issue, we have now included a µSD [microSD] card slot, upgraded to a USB-C connector, built-in a RGB standing LED and battery gasoline gauge, and offered two voltage regulators; a separate 700mA present supply for the board and Qwiic connector.”

SparkFun’s ESP32-WROOM-powered Factor Plus with USB Kind-C port is a SparkX product not. (📹: SparkFun)

If that characteristic set sounds acquainted, it is as a result of that is the design’s second launch after it was trialed underneath the corporate’s SparkX model because the ESP32 Factor Plus C. The place SparkX merchandise include restricted assist and no ensures of continued availability past an preliminary manufacturing run, although, the brand new ESP32-WROOM Factor Plus is a core product — as made apparent by the corporate’s trademark purple circuit board.

For these not tied to breadboard use or the Feather-compatible Factor Plus ecosystem, SparkFun has additionally launched a brand new ESP32 WROOM-based IoT RedBoard for the Web of Issues (IoT). Utilizing the acquainted Arduino UNO format, the board makes use of an ESP32-D0WDQ6 and comes pre-loaded with the FreeRTOS real-time working system and light-weight web protocol (LwIP) stack — plus a microSD slot, JST connector for battery energy, Qwiic connector, and USB Kind-C connector with CH340G USB-to-TTL serial bridge for knowledge and energy.

The IoT RedBoard ESP32 makes use of the acquainted Arduino UNO format, plus a Qwiic connector, JST battery header, and microSD slot. (📹: SparkFun)

Each boards at the moment are out there on the SparkFun retailer at $24.95 for the ESP32-WROOM Factor Plus with USB-C or $29.95 for the IoT RedBoard ESP32, each earlier than quantity reductions.

These desirous to snap up a cut price can choose up the sooner SparkX ESP32 Factor Plus C for $21.95, whereas shares final. Extra info, in the meantime, is obtainable within the ESP32-WROOM Factor Plus with USB-C and IoT RedBoard ESP32 hookup guides.

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