GNSS Functionality for MicroMod – News


Two new GNSS MicroMod Function Boards are now available along with a new OpenLog Artemis and Screwdriver Kits!





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Hello and welcome, everyone! We are back, yet again, with new products that expand our exciting MicroMod, Qwiic, and Artemis ecosystems. We start the week off with two new GNSS/GPS Function Boards for MicroMod! These boards feature a ZED-F9P and NEO-M9N, respectively, offering two levels of accuracy at respectable price expectations. Following those, we have a new OpenLog Artemis Kit that features a version of the board without an IMU (due to supply chain constraints) as well as an offering of fun and interesting sensors that work out of the box without any codding at all! We wrap the week with an interesting electric screw driver from Wowstick. Without further ado, let’s jump in and take a closer look at all of this week’s new products!

Geospatial capabilities for MicroMod are a must-have.

With GNSS you are able to know where you are, where you’re going, and how to get there from anywhere on Earth within 30 seconds. This means the higher the accuracy the better! GNSS Real Time Kinematics (RTK) has mastered dialing in the accuracy of these GNSS modules to just millimeters. The SparkFun MicroMod GNSS Function Board takes everything we love about the ZED-F9P module from u-blox and combines it with the flexibility and easy use of the MicroMod Main Board system allowing you to test and swap out different MicroMod Processors and also add in extra functionality to your GNSS project with other Function Boards, all without any soldering required! This means solderless access to the ZED-F9P module’s features via UART1, SPI, and I2C ports!


The SparkFun NEO-M9N GNSS Function Board is a high quality geospatial board with equally impressive configuration options. The NEO-M9N module that is populated on this board is a 92-channel u-blox M9 engine GNSS receiver, meaning it can receive signals from the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou constellations with ~1.5 meter accuracy. This Function Board supports concurrent reception of these four GNSSs. This maximizes position accuracy in challenging conditions, increases precision and decreases lock time. And thanks to the on-board rechargeable battery, you’ll have backup power enabling the GPS to get a hot lock within seconds!


The SparkFun OpenLog Artemis (without IMU) Kit is intended to provide everything you need to log the data of your choice with the OpenLog Artemis and the Qwiic Ecosystem. Inside the kit you will find a reversible USB-A to C cable for power, a 1250mAh LiPo battery for remote applications, a 1GB microSD card, and all the necessary Qwiic cables to connect the included boards. The SparkFun Qwiic GPS Breakout, SparkFun Qwiic Scale, and SparkFun High Precision Temperature are included to enable access to data from any and all Qwiic sensors you may be using in each unique project application.


The Wowstick 1F+ is an electric screwdriver kit featuring 56 screw bits and a number of other accessories. It’s the perfect tool for those who regularly need to tighten or loosen screws on electronic devices. The lithium-powered rechargeable driver pen features a sleek aluminum body and three LED lights to prevent any shadows being cast on the subject. The double action button allows you to reverse the direction of the drive on the fly.


That’s it for this week. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make. Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or tag us on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another, and we’ll see you next week with even more new products!

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