Whiskers

Whiskers are the newest, tiniest family of boards to come from TinyCircuits. These tiny boards will add new capabilities to your projects in a big way! From sensors and displays, to sound, and inputs like switches and joysticks. Whiskers plug into your projects easily with a 5-pin cable which means absolutely no soldering or bread-boarding. Whiskers are tiny, low-cost and to top it all off - they are compatible with TinyCircuits boards, standard Arduino boards, and Raspberry Pi boards. Over 30 Whisker boards have been developed with many more planned for the future! 

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0.42" OLED Screen Whisker

$ 9.95

This Whisker lets you display text and images via a 0.42" OLED Display! This 72x40 pixel screen features white pixels on a black background and is controlled via the I²C bus.

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This Whisker lets you display text and images via a 0.49" OLED Display! This 64x32 pixel screen features white pixels on a black background and is controlled via the I²C bus.

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This Whisker uses the AST7527MATRQ buzzer to give you the ability to add a variety of tones to your next project!

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This Whisker uses the NCP2820 to amplify audio. With more than 90% efficiency, this low-power amplifier will save the lifetime of your battery.

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This Whisker uses the same slide switch found on our TinyArcade Kit, as a simple logic level switch. Use this board to mechanically choose between HIGH or LOW

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This Whisker uses our larger momentary pushbutton. Program this as an interrupt to run asynchronous functions within your code loop.

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This Whisker lets you measure Humidity and Pressure via the BME280. This sensor is an upgrade from the BMP280 used on our Barometric Pressure TinyShield because it also includes a Humidity Sensor

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This Whisker features a VL53L0X Infrared Time-of-Flight sensor, most often used for distance detection between 2cm and 2m!

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This Whisker features the PCT2075 Temperature Sensor. This sensor has a range of -55°C up to 125°C and communicates over the I²C bus.

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This Whisker features a 10-position Rotary Encoder which could be used as a discrete setting adjustment or anything else you can think of! This board outputs digital signals via an I²C I/O expander.

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This Whisker features a 3.5mm Serial RGB LED, enabling you to add 24-bit resolution color to your Tiny Project! This LED has a built-in driver IC, so it requires special libraries and serial data, not just applied voltage. This version also features a second connector, allowing you to string multiple LEDs together!

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This Whisker lets you read the input from a simple tact momentary switch, because what would an electronics project be without a basic push-button?

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This Whisker lets you control a Linear Resonant Actuator (LRA) via the I²C bus and the DRV2605 IC, to create Haptic vibration type motion. Due to their construction and operating method, LRAs outlast traditional vibration motors several times over and are tuned to operate at frequencies that are optimal for skin contact.

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This Whisker lets you use a discrete joystick for inputs to your TinyDuino! This Up, Down, Left, Right joystick board interfaces with an I2C I/O expander to be read by the TinyDuino (or other TinyCircuits processor of choice).

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This Whisker lets you receive Infrared signals in the 38 kHz range, standard for most TV and appliance remotes. This sensor demodulates the 38 kHz carrier frequency and outputs only the High-Low signals, making it easily integrable with existing Arduino libraries. Well documented and easy to use IR protocols include the Sony, Sharp and NEC protocols, often included in Arduino IR Libraries.

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This Whisker lets you measure 9 degrees of freedom (9DOF) with any TinyCircuits processor board of choice, and features the ST LSM9DS1 - a system-in-package featuring a 3D digital linear acceleration sensor, a 3D digital angular rate sensor, and a 3D digital magnetic sensor.

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This Whisker lets you display text and images via a 0.96" OLED Display! This 128x64 pixel screen features white pixels on a black background and is controlled via the I²C bus.

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This Whisker features the ATtiny25, a high performance, low-power AVR 8-bit controller. Moisture is detected using capacitance to measure dielectric permittivity of the surrounding medium.

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This Whisker lets you measure ambient light levels via the TSL2572, the same sensor on our Ambient Light TinyShield.

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This Whisker features the high performance and low power Bosch BMA250 3-axis accelerometer. The BMA250 allows measurement of accelerations in three perpendicular axes and thus senses tilt, motion, shock, and vibration in your projects. There is also an integrated temperature sensor built in.

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This Whisker uses the SPW2430 MEMS Microphone to detect sound and outputs an analog signal that can be read by the TinyDuino.

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This Whisker lets you measure your heartbeat via the MAX30101 pulse sensor. The sensor package features internal LEDs, photodetectors, optical elements, and low-noise electronics.

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This Whisker lets you measure Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) via the BME680.

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This Whisker lets you measure ambient light and color temperature via the TCS3472 Color Sensor and onboard emitting LED. This I²C sensor measures red, green, blue and clear light with 16-bit resolution.

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This TinyShield is the heart of the Whisker line. Featuring a 4-channel Multiplexer, on-board voltage regulation and level shifting, this board allows you to add up to 4 Whiskers to your project with ease!

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This Arduino Shield allows users to add Whiskers to their Standard Arduino projects. Featuring a 4-channel Multiplexer, Real Time Clock (RTC), on-board voltage regulation and level shifting, this board allows you to add up to 4 Whisker Boards to your project with ease!

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This Pi Hat allows users to add Whiskers to their Pi projects. Featuring a 4-channel Multiplexer, Real Time Clock (RTC), on-board voltage regulation and level shifting, this board allows you to add up to 4 Whisker Boards to your project with ease!

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WhiskerZero is one of TinyCircuits' second generation processor boards, specifically designed for low-cost Whisker projects. WhiskerZero is based on the Atmel SAMD21 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ processor (the same one used in the Arduino Zero) and provides a USB connectivity port, power management and battery charger in a single 15x32mm board.

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RobotZero

$ 49.95

RobotZero is one of TinyCircuits' second generation processor boards, adding performance upgrades and additional features to the original TinyDuino including (4) Whisker connectors, (2) motor ports, (4) servo ports, and a built in 9-Axis sensor.

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This Whisker lets you display text and images via a 0.69" OLED Display! This 96x16 pixel screen features white pixels on a black background and is controlled via the I²C bus.

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