Mouser takes SparkFun's open source hardware globally

January 25, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with SparkFun Electronics, a leader in DIY electronics and open-source technology, to support the growth of the maker movement around the world.

The agreement provides increased access to both Mouser’s and SparkFun's extensive product ecosystems, enabling customers to easily shop for the right maker technology to support their projects. Mouser’s catalog now incorporates over 500 SparkFun products, including SparkFun's signature Arduino Pro, RedBoard, and LilyPad tools, empowering customers at the industrial and enterprise level to utilize maker technology in their advanced projects.

SparkFun’s Arduino Pro 328 and Arduino Pro Mini 328 are affordable, low-profile boards that allow engineers to easily prototype a design for an AVR microcontroller and the Arduino integrated development environment (IDE). SparkFun RedBoard products provide the standard Arduino form factor for prototyping, combining the simplicity of the Uno’s Optiboot bootloader (used in the Pro series), the stability of the FTDI FT231X, and the shield compatibility of the latest Arduino Uno R3.

Mouser customers interested in wearables and e-textiles projects will also be able to purchase the LilyPad line of products. The LilyPad line, developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun, features large connecting pads that allow designers to sew the boards into clothing for wearable designs.

Visit Mouser Electronics at www.mouser.com/sparkfun