Clearing the way for DIY ASICs

Written By: Ron Justin, Matthew Navarro | March 17, 2022

NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 97

AudioMoth Round 15

Regrettably, the 15th group buy for AudioMoth v1.2 came and went before we got March's newsletter out. The parts shortages for this device are the primary constraint for us having to limit the quantity available in recent rounds which leads to a rapid sellout. If you want to make sure that you get notified as soon as we launch another group buy, following OpenAcousticDevices and/or GroupGets on Twitter is your best bet. In the short term, we do have some AudioMoth Dev units in stock in our store. They don't come with an AA battery holder but you can rig up your own battery configuration fairly easily. And if you have any inside connection to Silicon Labs or know where Gecko processors fall off the truck, DM!

Lumos Matrix

Protect your dome in style with this illuminated helmet designed to make you stick out in urban environments amongst all the texting-while-drivers. The Lumos Matrix has a super bright front headlight and customizable 7x11 RGB LED panel on the rear for you display timely gestures or signals during your ride. Apple watch and Strava integrations allow you to customize the experience even further. Save almost $50 with this group buy.

Join Now

Lumos Kickstart

A bit less geeky and customizable than the Lumos Matrix yet $50 cheaper, the Lumos Kickstart is a more traditional helmet with a super bright headlight in the front and a rear brake light and blinkers. Protect yourself and your loved ones with modern style.

Join Now

Kyberlight Dueling LED Sabers

We're also excited about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series so why not make it a bit more interactive with the Kyberlight V5 Combat Saber? Seamlessly switch between over 17 colors, nerd out to the iconic swing sound, and make a statement at your next meeting about cutting through red tape. 

Join Now

CLEAR Open Source FPGA ASIC

This truly groundbreaking campaign for a new era of open source hardware down to the silicon itself is now over 80% funded with just a couple weeks to go! If you're procrastinating or waiting for it to get traction, now is the time to back it and be part of the first of what we hope will be many custom Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) group buys by community members like yourself. Fun fact - GroupGets was originally started to group buy an ASIC wafer that costed $100k - CLEAR is a fraction of the cost - and you can fund it with GroupGets!

Join Now

Hamamatsu MEMS u-Spectrometer Kit Sale

The Hamamatsu C12880MA sensor kit for Arduino was our second big win along with Pure Engineering after helping to make the FLIR Lepton LWIR core more accessible. The kit lets you detect colors and their wavelength intensities from a very high-quality sensor from Japan. We've updated the sensor long ago and now even the breakout board to be more manufacturable. Lock in a limited deep discount to celebrate the incredibly long run of this cool kit.

Buy Now

ATMegaZero ESP32-S2 In Stock

@4Hackrr's own shop is out of stock of the ATMegaZero ESP32-S2 but we have you covered. Funded on GroupGets in collaboration with Hackster as a promotional partner, the ATMegaZero puts your favorite Wi-Fi SoC on the beloved Pi Zero form factor. 

Buy Now