Mouser has signed a global distribution agreement with Adafruit, the supplier of DIY electronics, kits, and open-source hardware that turn everyday objects into high-tech prototypes suitable for education and advanced production concepts.

Mouser says it will offer same-day shipping on the Adafruit product line, including the Flora and Gemma wearable electronic platforms.

These small but powerful boards incorporate programming based on the Arduino integrated development environment (IDE) through USB interface to give designers and entry-level makers alike the ability to easily create prototypes of wearable devices.

The Flora board includes 14 sewing tap pads for attachment and electrical connections on a 1.75-inch diameter body, and the even smaller Gemma board puts its six sewing tap pads on a 1.1-inch diameter body.

Mouser will also stock the Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 breakout board, a tiny Wi-Fi microcontroller based on the ESP8266 80MHz microcontroller. This breadboard-friendly module helps with adding Wi-Fi to projects with on-board WiFi antenna, I/O pins, and level shifting.

“With the growing popularity of the maker and DIY movement, Adafruit will be a welcome addition to our lineup for open-source products,” says Mouser’s Russell Rasor, “customers now have access to an expanded offering of innovative products designed by experts with a passion for electronics education and inspiring the next generation of engineers.”

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