MikroElektronika, SparkFun team for rapid prototyping

MikroElektronika, SparkFun team for rapid prototyping

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By Nick Flaherty

European board maker MikroElektronika (MikroE) has teamed up with SparkFun Electronics in the US on two new boards that merge their combined rapid prototyping ecosystems

The SparkFun RP2040 mikroBUS Development Board (above) is a flexible digital interface featuring the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s RP2040 microcontroller. The board combines SparkFun’s Qwiic I2C connections with a mikroBUS socket, allowing users to access both ecosystems when designing projects with the RP2040. Additionally, the board follows the Thing Plus or Feather PTH pin layout to allow for Thing Plus/Feather shields.

This brings together SparkFun Qwiic, SparkFun MicroMod and MikroElektronika’s Click boards to quickly click or plug boards and peripherals together for solderless prototyping.

The SparkFun MicroMod mikroBUS Carrier Board uses the MicroMod, Qwiic, and mikroBUS ecosystems to allow for easier rapid prototyping utilizing peripherals from any of the three systems. The MicroMod M.2 socket and mikroBUS 8-pin header provide users the freedom to experiment with the MicroMod ecosystem and any Click board in the mikroBUS ecosystem.

Two Qwiic connectors allow users to seamlessly integrate hundreds of Qwiic sensors and accessories into their projects.

As part of the deal, SparkFun Electronics will now be a US-based distributor for MikroElektronika with products available for purchase on

“We are excited to not only begin offering MikroElektronika’s full line of Click boards in the SparkFun catalog, but to also design and release two new development boards in partnership with MikroElektronika,” said Glenn Samala, SparkFun CEO. “MikroE shares our strong dedication to innovation and making prototyping as easy as possible for users. Combining the mikroBUS peripheral with our MicroMod and Qwiic product ecosystems will provide users with billions of combinations to develop whatever they dream up.”

“MikroE and SparkFun share a similar goal: to simplify and speed up the development process,” said Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MikroE. “The new boards that we have jointly developed give designers even more choice. The new distribution agreement will increase our presence in the US market through SparkFun’s established community of users. It’s a great deal for both companies and our customers.”;

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