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Radar-zilla VS. Audio-mothra

Radar-zilla VS. Audio-mothra

Written By: GroupGets Will | August 08, 2019


This month's newsletter is a technological clash of the titans, we’ve got AudioMoth, we’ve got 60GHz radar from SparkX, and we’ve got thermal video on the interwebs.

August 2019

Old Towne Code

Old Towne Code

Written By: GroupGets Will | July 25, 2019


We've got horses, we've got code, and we don't have rights to the song so don't expect lyrics. What we do have though are some recently closed and updated group buys for hot hardware.

July 2019

The Boards are Back in Town

The Boards are Back in Town

Written By: GroupGets Will | July 11, 2019


The boards are back in town! Summer is here and we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the best hardware that is available in our store now.

Right Now on GroupGets

Right Now on GroupGets

Written By: GroupGets Will | June 20, 2019


Quick news and updates. We've got a special offer for a GAP8 AI-capable camera kit. There's only a day left for the LoStik LoRa/LoRaWAN USB stick GroupGet. J&J Studios has three new boards targeted at anyone wanting to press the easy button to get sensor data. We just finished shipping out LoFive...

June 2019

AudioMoth Round 7

AudioMoth Round 7

Written By: GroupGets Will | June 04, 2019


Everybody’s favorite audio logger with a purpose is back for Round 7. There is an interesting new campaign for a depth sensing dev kit. We kicked off Round 2 for the FLIR Boson. And if you’d rather spend more time hacking than marketing your product on GroupGets, we’ve partnered with Hackster.io ...

OpenMV Cam H7 Thermal

OpenMV Cam H7 Thermal

Written By: GroupGets Will | May 09, 2019


We’ve got some great new campaigns and some timely updates on recently closed ones. Get your hands on the latest OpenMV Cam H7 with thermal camera module for a crazy low price. Ronoth has an easy solution to connect any device with a USB port to a LoRaWAN™ network. We'd like you to consider a new...

May 2019

FLIR Boson Quarterly

FLIR Boson Quarterly

Written By: GroupGets Will | April 30, 2019


There are a lot of exciting FLIR Boson updates so we've dedicated an entire newsletter to them. First and foremost, we're running a special FLIR Boson sale for a very limited time. Some of our partners have made some incredible UAS solutions available to you in our store. We're raising the bar on...

April 2019

RISC-V LoFive

RISC-V LoFive

Written By: GroupGets Will | April 24, 2019


There is an updated SiFive RISC-V MCU and Qwerty Embedded has revised the LoFive breakout board to go with it. Electronic Cats wants you to use everyday objects as human input devices to machines. We’ve got the new OpenMV Cam H7 in stock along with its new FLIR Lepton adapter. We’re still up to o...

March Radness

March Radness

Written By: GroupGets Will | March 26, 2019


Lots to cover! The BaconBits group buy needs just a few more backers to close so if you’ve been on the fence, now is your chance. A few new campaigns have emerged to keep your hardware hacking humming and interactive. Last but certainly not least, our latest PureThermal boards are now available a...

March 2019

We Smell Bacon

We Smell Bacon

Written By: GroupGets Will | February 19, 2019


The boards named BaconBits and Pinball Clock are taking their first steps towards the SparkFun catalog as our latest GetSparked campaigns. AudioMoth Round 6 just closed after a massive response. We’ve got a new thermal camera accessory and some new UAS solutions to show you. And for any entrepren...

February 2019

BatShiz Crazy for AudioMoth

BatShiz Crazy for AudioMoth

Written By: GroupGets Will | January 23, 2019


A new and improved AudioMoth was just dropped today by the Open Acoustic Devices team. Elektor made a tiny buffer board to protect your Pi I/O. We murdered out our latest PTmini board in matte black. Pure Engineering wants you to track all of the BLE things. And Project Struix gives you a way to ...

January 2019

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Don't Drink and Drone

Written By: GroupGets Will | December 19, 2018


We’ve got some great new group buys online to finish the year strong. The 96Boards community mezzanine initiative is back with a no-compromise audio development board. NVJumpstarter wants to illuminate your favorite drinking games, HolyBro is back

December 2018

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Right now on GroupGets

Written By: GroupGets | November 18, 2018


It's an understatement these days to say that the weather is changing. J&J Studios has an easy way to measure that change with its compact Datum Weather module. If you want to keep your battery powered applications running well into the future, Better Embedded Engineering has your back. We just k...

November 2018

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Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit Giveaway!

Written By: GroupGets | October 30, 2018


Enter for a chance to win a Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit




October 2018

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Hack Your Commute

Written By: GroupGets | October 15, 2018


It should be known that if something is electric, we’re probably going to be interested. That said, we’ve got a special edition of a stunning e-bike that recently fulfilled its Kickstarter. We challenge you to say “Sparkfun multispectral SparkX” 10 times fast and to check out their very first Get...

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Fly Into Fall

Written By: GroupGets | September 20, 2018


Fall is upon us and we’ve got some great back-to-school finds to keep everybody’s minds sharp. The Zubi Flyer is causing a ruckus in the lab. OpenMV has a new camera and use for your FLIR Leptons. Matt built an arcade machine. sUAS wants you to just put a Boson it. And we’ve got some SiFive Freed...

September 2018

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Pixhawk 4 Advanced Flight Controller with GPS Giveaway!

Written By: GroupGets | September 20, 2018


Pixhawk 4 is the most advanced development kit for the PX4 autopilot system. Pixhawk ® 4 is the latest update to the successful family of Pixhawk flight controllers. It is designed and developed in collaboration with Holybro and the PX4 team, optimized to run the full Dronecode stack and comes pr...

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New Campaigns And IoT Bootcamp

Written By: GroupGets | August 02, 2018


There’s some breaking news that we had to scramble to get out. There is an IoT Bootcamp kicking off this fall in Reno and applications are due by Aug 8. We’ve got two new GetSparked campaigns. AudioMoth Round 5 is about to close after breaking yet another record. For a limited time you can hack a...

August 2018

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AudioMoth Flies Again

Written By: GroupGets | July 19, 2018


We’re off to a hot summer in the US and one of our hottest campaigns ever is back for Round 5. The PixePro+ board is setting our hair on fire. There’s a new Pixhawk flight controller getting its wings, and just in time for the summer heat, there’s a hot mess of new FLIR Lepton events from the lik...

July 2018

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iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Giveaway - Two Winners!

Written By: GroupGets | July 09, 2018


iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit - Two Winners! The new Pro Tech Toolkit is the one thing every DIYer, fixer, hacker, hobbyist, and professional needs to tackle any job. It's all-new and it's all-powerful. Every tool in the Pro Tech Toolkit has been re-engineered to be better. From the 64 Bit Driver Kit t...

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Atomic Cowboys

Written By: GroupGets | June 22, 2018


In case you haven’t heard, we just launched GetSparked with SparkFun and it’s already bearing fruit in the form of new hardware group buys that are live now as well as in the pipeline. Greg Davill is breaking Twitter with his posts about a custom Boson Frame Grabber, Elektor Magazine recently cap...

June 2018

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New Products On GroupGets

Written By: GroupGets | May 24, 2018


We’ve got a healthy serving of new innovations on GroupGets and a new partnership with SparkFun Electronics juuust might have something to do with it. If AI, remote sensing, asset tracking, and having a direct pathway to selling a passion project on SparkFun are your jam, this newsletter is for you.

May 2018

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How to Take Better Product Photos with a Cell Phone

Written By: GroupGets | October 19, 2017


In this short guide we will show you how to take better product photos with items that you probably already have.

October 2017

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GroupGets Giveaway Archive

Written By: GroupGets | August 25, 2017


Full archive of all of the GroupGets giveaways!




August 2017

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Get Faster ROI with GroupGets for Business

Written By: GroupGets | May 24, 2017


It's official, GroupGets for Business (GG4B) is live for manufacturers seeking early ROI for new product R&D while ramping up for high volume production. Read the news on PR Web.

May 2017

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The Millionth Lepton!

Written By: Ron Justin | April 12, 2017


It wasn't part of the plan to be a cornerstone in compact thermal imaging. We had just built a crowdfunding platform to securely hack minimum order quantities for existing products in our spare time with grandiose visions of democratized access. Being in the right place at the right time however,...

April 2017

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Pylepton Overlay Guide 2.0 for Raspbian Pixel

Written By: GroupGets | November 15, 2016


This is an updated guide to get both visible and thermal camera image overlay working on a Raspberry Pi running the new Raspbian Jessie with Pixel OS using our custom pylepton library for the FLIR Lepton. Pixel greatly simplifies setup time over previous methods.

November 2016

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Hacking Minimum Orders for Fun & Profit

Written By: GroupGets | August 24, 2016


Did you ever need something that was only available in quantities more than you want or can afford? Ever notice that stuff is 10x cheaper if you bought 100 instead of just 1? Are you with us when we say that it's usually more rewarding to experience things with other people? Then join us in life ...

August 2016

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100th Funded Campaign!

Written By: Lauren | August 19, 2016


It's been an exciting time at GroupGets HQ. Just this week we refreshed our campaign pages and reached our 100th funded group buy!

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Newsletter Archive

Written By: GroupGets | July 28, 2016


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July 2016

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Saving an Icon From Early Retirement

Written By: Lauren | June 15, 2016


GroupGets helped take the Verrado Electric Drift Trike by Local Motors from the product retirement graveyard, back to eager riders.

June 2016

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Success at the SBHacks UCSB Hackathon Event

Written By: Justin Stitches | April 20, 2016


The SBHacks event was a huge success. We met amazing makers and hackers from all over California with immense drive and determination, it was an inspiring event. Big thanks to Benji and Major League Hacks for organizing a fun and well-organized event. The surprise keynote by Jay Freeman, aka Saur...

April 2016

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Las Vegas Maker Faire 2016

Written By: GroupGets | March 06, 2016


If you're a maker then surely you've heard of the famous Maker Faires that have been sprouting up all over the nation. Dubbed 'the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth', the Maker Faire prides itself on being a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness

March 2016

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CES '16 Startup Invasion

Written By: Lauren | January 13, 2016


Our GroupGets team attended the annual international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month. After logging over 10 miles per day of walking, we barely covered 10% of the whole show.

January 2016

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DIY-Thermocam Designed by GroupGets User

Written By: Lauren | January 05, 2016


Max Ritter, a young and talented GroupGets user and thermal imaging fan, created this awesome open-source do-it-yourself thermographic camera, a.k.a. the DIY-Thermocam. One of the components of the kit is our own custom FLIR Lepton breakout board and we are thrilled to see it find a good new home...

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UNLV Senior Design Competition & Keyport Tour

Written By: Lauren | December 06, 2015


GroupGets' CEO Ron Justin traveled to Las Vegas to be one of four judges for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering's Senior Design Competition earlier this week. A working project is mandatory for graduation in the college so it is a pretty stressful y...

December 2015

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Holiday Tech Deals Available Now

Written By: Lauren | November 28, 2015


The holidays are here and GroupGets is offering a sweet 20% discount for specialized products starting NOW through Cyber Monday. All those tech components you've been eyeing, from the Raspberry Pi Lepton development kit to the high-powered UV-LED lights, are now cheaper to save you money for holi...

November 2015

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Hackaday SuperCon & SoCal MakerCon

Written By: Lauren | November 13, 2015


The GroupGets team attended two awesome maker events within a week. First the SoCal MakerCon in Los Angeles and then to San Francisco for the Hackaday SuperCon.

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6 Ways a Group Buy Will Boost Business

Written By: Lauren | November 11, 2015


Everyone knows that a necessary goal of running a business is to make money. In an ever-changing market, finding innovative ways to boost revenue can be difficult. Sales teams, executives, and small business owners alike are constantly looking for creative ideas to minimally impact time but expan...

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Reno 4-1-1

Written By: Lauren | October 17, 2015


The GroupGets Team was recently invited to Reno, NV, along with some other distinguished tech veterans and investors to meet with some of the biggest little startups. Our gracious host and trip organizer was Eugene Wong, Managing Director of the Mountainwest Technology Accelerator which is focuse...

October 2015

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Immersive Color and Outer Space

Written By: GroupGets | October 06, 2015


Drones are back in town! GroupGets has a custom built ARTF Racing Quadcopter available for beginner and intermediate FPV racers. We also have a gadget that brings the International Space Station inside your home, and the AmbiLED HD which adds 16 million colors of ambient color matching light to t...

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GroupGets Flies Over to Interdrone 2015

Written By: Lauren | September 22, 2015


The GroupGets Team traveled to Las Vegas for the InterDrone Expo, one of the best drone conferences out there.

September 2015

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Fully Electric Transportation

Written By: GroupGets | September 12, 2015


Read the September Newsletter from GroupGets.com to get caught up product developments and the new group buys to get in on.

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How to thread the DroneThermal Gimbal Mount

Written By: GroupGets | September 06, 2015


The GroupGets Drone Thermal GoPro-Gimbal mount can be 3D printed yourself or purchased from Shapeways. This mount is designed to be threaded with metal threads, which will securely hold the DroneThermal breakout board, Lepton, and GoPro to your DJI H3-2D gimbal.

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FLIR One 2nd Generation Review

Written By: GroupGets | July 24, 2015


GroupGets shares an inside look at the second generation FLIR One thermal imaging accessory.




July 2015

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FLIR Hackathon Challenge in San Francisco

Written By: GroupGets | July 08, 2015


The GroupGets team participated in the FLIR Systems “Bring the Heat” Hacker & Maker Challenge in San Francisco.

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GroupGets Making Headlines!

Written By: GroupGets | May 08, 2015


The press is catching on to the goods at GroupGets. We’ve been featured in Huffington Post and other awesome publications, read more!

May 2015

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Installation guide for Pure Breakout Board on Raspberry Pi 2

Written By: GroupGets | April 24, 2015


In this guide I will show you how to install your Pure Engineering / GroupGets Breakout board to your Raspberry Pi 2b, and install two different programs for your Lepton Thermal Imager. When you are done following this guide you will have a couple cool new ways to use your lepton thermal imager.

April 2015

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Digital or Analog? Choose Both!

Written By: GroupGets | April 15, 2015


GroupGets makes the choice between Analog and Digital easy by offering a free Lepton Breakout board with the purchase of a DroneThermal and 25° FLIR Lepton. Yep, we said FREE.

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New Gets for New Heights

Written By: GroupGets | April 13, 2015


Did you ever wonder how GroupGets got started? The Pacific Coast Business Times has the scoop and featured us in their Technology section.

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Updated FLIR Lepton PocketCam GUI

Written By: GroupGets | March 30, 2015


FLIR recently released a new version of their PocketCam/FoxCam GUI software to us. Now we can share with you, pretty exciting right?

March 2015

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How to Create A GroupGet Campaign

Written By: GroupGets | March 10, 2015


Whether you are trying to get access to something hard to get due to a high minimum order quantity (MOQ), or just trying to save money on something that is much cheaper in bulk, GroupGets.com can help.

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Springing Ahead

Written By: GroupGets | March 08, 2015


Here are some quick updates on what’s been happening at GroupGets over the past quarter. Our first campaign for the FLIR Lepton is now in its 6th public round and has shipped over 1000 units globally. Thanks again to everyone who helped to make it a success.

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FLIR Lepton Pocketcam GUI

Written By: GroupGets | February 23, 2015


Today I had the chance to use the recently released FLIR Pocketcam GUI with my FLIR Lepton PocketCam. In this post I will go over installing and configuring your Windows 8.1 or 2012 R2 Machine to run FLIR's software.

February 2015

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First Campaign Milestone

Written By: GroupGets | October 04, 2014


Today is an exciting milestone for the GroupGets team and its partners. We just closed our first campaign to bring a cutting-edge component directly from the manufacturer to small and independent developers throughout the world to give them access to something otherwise unattainable.

October 2014

August 2019

Radar-zilla VS. Audio-mothra

Radar-zilla VS. Audio-mothra

By: GroupGets Will | August 08, 2019


This month's newsletter is a technological clash of the titans, we’ve got AudioMoth, we’ve got 60GHz radar from SparkX, and we’ve got thermal video on the interwebs.

July 2019

Old Towne Code

Old Towne Code

By: GroupGets Will | July 25, 2019


We've got horses, we've got code, and we don't have rights to the song so don't expect lyrics. What we do have though are some recently closed and updated group buys for hot hardware.

The Boards are Back in Town

The Boards are Back in Town

By: GroupGets Will | July 11, 2019


The boards are back in town! Summer is here and we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the best hardware that is available in our store now.

June 2019

Right Now on GroupGets

Right Now on GroupGets

By: GroupGets Will | June 20, 2019


Quick news and updates. We've got a special offer for a GAP8 AI-capable camera kit. There's only a day left for the LoStik LoRa/LoRaWAN USB stick GroupGet. J&J Studios has three new boards targeted at anyone wanting to press the easy button to get sensor data. We just finished shipping out LoFive...

AudioMoth Round 7

AudioMoth Round 7

By: GroupGets Will | June 04, 2019


Everybody’s favorite audio logger with a purpose is back for Round 7. There is an interesting new campaign for a depth sensing dev kit. We kicked off Round 2 for the FLIR Boson. And if you’d rather spend more time hacking than marketing your product on GroupGets, we’ve partnered with Hackster.io ...

May 2019

OpenMV Cam H7 Thermal

OpenMV Cam H7 Thermal

By: GroupGets Will | May 09, 2019


We’ve got some great new campaigns and some timely updates on recently closed ones. Get your hands on the latest OpenMV Cam H7 with thermal camera module for a crazy low price. Ronoth has an easy solution to connect any device with a USB port to a LoRaWAN™ network. We'd like you to consider a new...

April 2019

FLIR Boson Quarterly

FLIR Boson Quarterly

By: GroupGets Will | April 30, 2019


There are a lot of exciting FLIR Boson updates so we've dedicated an entire newsletter to them. First and foremost, we're running a special FLIR Boson sale for a very limited time. Some of our partners have made some incredible UAS solutions available to you in our store. We're raising the bar on...

RISC-V LoFive

RISC-V LoFive

By: GroupGets Will | April 24, 2019


There is an updated SiFive RISC-V MCU and Qwerty Embedded has revised the LoFive breakout board to go with it. Electronic Cats wants you to use everyday objects as human input devices to machines. We’ve got the new OpenMV Cam H7 in stock along with its new FLIR Lepton adapter. We’re still up to o...

March 2019

March Radness

March Radness

By: GroupGets Will | March 26, 2019


Lots to cover! The BaconBits group buy needs just a few more backers to close so if you’ve been on the fence, now is your chance. A few new campaigns have emerged to keep your hardware hacking humming and interactive. Last but certainly not least, our latest PureThermal boards are now available a...

February 2019

We Smell Bacon

We Smell Bacon

By: GroupGets Will | February 19, 2019


The boards named BaconBits and Pinball Clock are taking their first steps towards the SparkFun catalog as our latest GetSparked campaigns. AudioMoth Round 6 just closed after a massive response. We’ve got a new thermal camera accessory and some new UAS solutions to show you. And for any entrepren...

January 2019

BatShiz Crazy for AudioMoth

BatShiz Crazy for AudioMoth

By: GroupGets Will | January 23, 2019


A new and improved AudioMoth was just dropped today by the Open Acoustic Devices team. Elektor made a tiny buffer board to protect your Pi I/O. We murdered out our latest PTmini board in matte black. Pure Engineering wants you to track all of the BLE things. And Project Struix gives you a way to ...

December 2018

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Don't Drink and Drone

By: GroupGets Will | December 19, 2018


We’ve got some great new group buys online to finish the year strong. The 96Boards community mezzanine initiative is back with a no-compromise audio development board. NVJumpstarter wants to illuminate your favorite drinking games, HolyBro is back

November 2018

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Right now on GroupGets

By: GroupGets | November 18, 2018


It's an understatement these days to say that the weather is changing. J&J Studios has an easy way to measure that change with its compact Datum Weather module. If you want to keep your battery powered applications running well into the future, Better Embedded Engineering has your back. We just k...

October 2018

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Hack Your Commute

By: GroupGets | October 15, 2018


It should be known that if something is electric, we’re probably going to be interested. That said, we’ve got a special edition of a stunning e-bike that recently fulfilled its Kickstarter. We challenge you to say “Sparkfun multispectral SparkX” 10 times fast and to check out their very first Get...

September 2018

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Fly Into Fall

By: GroupGets | September 20, 2018


Fall is upon us and we’ve got some great back-to-school finds to keep everybody’s minds sharp. The Zubi Flyer is causing a ruckus in the lab. OpenMV has a new camera and use for your FLIR Leptons. Matt built an arcade machine. sUAS wants you to just put a Boson it. And we’ve got some SiFive Freed...

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Pixhawk 4 Advanced Flight Controller with GPS Giveaway!

By: GroupGets | September 20, 2018


Pixhawk 4 is the most advanced development kit for the PX4 autopilot system. Pixhawk ® 4 is the latest update to the successful family of Pixhawk flight controllers. It is designed and developed in collaboration with Holybro and the PX4 team, optimized to run the full Dronecode stack and comes pr...

August 2018

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New Campaigns And IoT Bootcamp

By: GroupGets | August 02, 2018


There’s some breaking news that we had to scramble to get out. There is an IoT Bootcamp kicking off this fall in Reno and applications are due by Aug 8. We’ve got two new GetSparked campaigns. AudioMoth Round 5 is about to close after breaking yet another record. For a limited time you can hack a...

July 2018

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AudioMoth Flies Again

By: GroupGets | July 19, 2018


We’re off to a hot summer in the US and one of our hottest campaigns ever is back for Round 5. The PixePro+ board is setting our hair on fire. There’s a new Pixhawk flight controller getting its wings, and just in time for the summer heat, there’s a hot mess of new FLIR Lepton events from the lik...

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iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Giveaway - Two Winners!

By: GroupGets | July 09, 2018


iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit - Two Winners! The new Pro Tech Toolkit is the one thing every DIYer, fixer, hacker, hobbyist, and professional needs to tackle any job. It's all-new and it's all-powerful. Every tool in the Pro Tech Toolkit has been re-engineered to be better. From the 64 Bit Driver Kit t...

June 2018

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Atomic Cowboys

By: GroupGets | June 22, 2018


In case you haven’t heard, we just launched GetSparked with SparkFun and it’s already bearing fruit in the form of new hardware group buys that are live now as well as in the pipeline. Greg Davill is breaking Twitter with his posts about a custom Boson Frame Grabber, Elektor Magazine recently cap...

May 2018

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New Products On GroupGets

By: GroupGets | May 24, 2018


We’ve got a healthy serving of new innovations on GroupGets and a new partnership with SparkFun Electronics juuust might have something to do with it. If AI, remote sensing, asset tracking, and having a direct pathway to selling a passion project on SparkFun are your jam, this newsletter is for you.

October 2017

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How to Take Better Product Photos with a Cell Phone

By: GroupGets | October 19, 2017


In this short guide we will show you how to take better product photos with items that you probably already have.

August 2017

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GroupGets Giveaway Archive

By: GroupGets | August 25, 2017


Full archive of all of the GroupGets giveaways!




May 2017

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Get Faster ROI with GroupGets for Business

By: GroupGets | May 24, 2017


It's official, GroupGets for Business (GG4B) is live for manufacturers seeking early ROI for new product R&D while ramping up for high volume production. Read the news on PR Web.

April 2017

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The Millionth Lepton!

By: Ron Justin | April 12, 2017


It wasn't part of the plan to be a cornerstone in compact thermal imaging. We had just built a crowdfunding platform to securely hack minimum order quantities for existing products in our spare time with grandiose visions of democratized access. Being in the right place at the right time however,...

November 2016

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Pylepton Overlay Guide 2.0 for Raspbian Pixel

By: GroupGets | November 15, 2016


This is an updated guide to get both visible and thermal camera image overlay working on a Raspberry Pi running the new Raspbian Jessie with Pixel OS using our custom pylepton library for the FLIR Lepton. Pixel greatly simplifies setup time over previous methods.

August 2016

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Hacking Minimum Orders for Fun & Profit

By: GroupGets | August 24, 2016


Did you ever need something that was only available in quantities more than you want or can afford? Ever notice that stuff is 10x cheaper if you bought 100 instead of just 1? Are you with us when we say that it's usually more rewarding to experience things with other people? Then join us in life ...

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100th Funded Campaign!

By: Lauren | August 19, 2016


It's been an exciting time at GroupGets HQ. Just this week we refreshed our campaign pages and reached our 100th funded group buy!

July 2016

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Newsletter Archive

By: GroupGets | July 28, 2016


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June 2016

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Saving an Icon From Early Retirement

By: Lauren | June 15, 2016


GroupGets helped take the Verrado Electric Drift Trike by Local Motors from the product retirement graveyard, back to eager riders.

April 2016

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Success at the SBHacks UCSB Hackathon Event

By: Justin Stitches | April 20, 2016


The SBHacks event was a huge success. We met amazing makers and hackers from all over California with immense drive and determination, it was an inspiring event. Big thanks to Benji and Major League Hacks for organizing a fun and well-organized event. The surprise keynote by Jay Freeman, aka Saur...

March 2016

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Las Vegas Maker Faire 2016

By: GroupGets | March 06, 2016


If you're a maker then surely you've heard of the famous Maker Faires that have been sprouting up all over the nation. Dubbed 'the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth', the Maker Faire prides itself on being a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness

January 2016

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CES '16 Startup Invasion

By: Lauren | January 13, 2016


Our GroupGets team attended the annual international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month. After logging over 10 miles per day of walking, we barely covered 10% of the whole show.

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DIY-Thermocam Designed by GroupGets User

By: Lauren | January 05, 2016


Max Ritter, a young and talented GroupGets user and thermal imaging fan, created this awesome open-source do-it-yourself thermographic camera, a.k.a. the DIY-Thermocam. One of the components of the kit is our own custom FLIR Lepton breakout board and we are thrilled to see it find a good new home...

December 2015

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UNLV Senior Design Competition & Keyport Tour

By: Lauren | December 06, 2015


GroupGets' CEO Ron Justin traveled to Las Vegas to be one of four judges for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering's Senior Design Competition earlier this week. A working project is mandatory for graduation in the college so it is a pretty stressful y...

November 2015

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Holiday Tech Deals Available Now

By: Lauren | November 28, 2015


The holidays are here and GroupGets is offering a sweet 20% discount for specialized products starting NOW through Cyber Monday. All those tech components you've been eyeing, from the Raspberry Pi Lepton development kit to the high-powered UV-LED lights, are now cheaper to save you money for holi...

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Hackaday SuperCon & SoCal MakerCon

By: Lauren | November 13, 2015


The GroupGets team attended two awesome maker events within a week. First the SoCal MakerCon in Los Angeles and then to San Francisco for the Hackaday SuperCon.

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6 Ways a Group Buy Will Boost Business

By: Lauren | November 11, 2015


Everyone knows that a necessary goal of running a business is to make money. In an ever-changing market, finding innovative ways to boost revenue can be difficult. Sales teams, executives, and small business owners alike are constantly looking for creative ideas to minimally impact time but expan...

October 2015

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Reno 4-1-1

By: Lauren | October 17, 2015


The GroupGets Team was recently invited to Reno, NV, along with some other distinguished tech veterans and investors to meet with some of the biggest little startups. Our gracious host and trip organizer was Eugene Wong, Managing Director of the Mountainwest Technology Accelerator which is focuse...

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Immersive Color and Outer Space

By: GroupGets | October 06, 2015


Drones are back in town! GroupGets has a custom built ARTF Racing Quadcopter available for beginner and intermediate FPV racers. We also have a gadget that brings the International Space Station inside your home, and the AmbiLED HD which adds 16 million colors of ambient color matching light to t...

September 2015

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GroupGets Flies Over to Interdrone 2015

By: Lauren | September 22, 2015


The GroupGets Team traveled to Las Vegas for the InterDrone Expo, one of the best drone conferences out there.

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Fully Electric Transportation

By: GroupGets | September 12, 2015


Read the September Newsletter from GroupGets.com to get caught up product developments and the new group buys to get in on.

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How to thread the DroneThermal Gimbal Mount

By: GroupGets | September 06, 2015


The GroupGets Drone Thermal GoPro-Gimbal mount can be 3D printed yourself or purchased from Shapeways. This mount is designed to be threaded with metal threads, which will securely hold the DroneThermal breakout board, Lepton, and GoPro to your DJI H3-2D gimbal.

July 2015

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FLIR One 2nd Generation Review

By: GroupGets | July 24, 2015


GroupGets shares an inside look at the second generation FLIR One thermal imaging accessory.




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FLIR Hackathon Challenge in San Francisco

By: GroupGets | July 08, 2015


The GroupGets team participated in the FLIR Systems “Bring the Heat” Hacker & Maker Challenge in San Francisco.

May 2015

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GroupGets Making Headlines!

By: GroupGets | May 08, 2015


The press is catching on to the goods at GroupGets. We’ve been featured in Huffington Post and other awesome publications, read more!

April 2015

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In this guide I will show you how to install your Pure Engineering / GroupGets Breakout board to your Raspberry Pi 2b, and install two different programs for your Lepton Thermal Imager. When you are done following this guide you will have a couple cool new ways to use your lepton thermal imager.

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Digital or Analog? Choose Both!

By: GroupGets | April 15, 2015


GroupGets makes the choice between Analog and Digital easy by offering a free Lepton Breakout board with the purchase of a DroneThermal and 25° FLIR Lepton. Yep, we said FREE.

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New Gets for New Heights

By: GroupGets | April 13, 2015


Did you ever wonder how GroupGets got started? The Pacific Coast Business Times has the scoop and featured us in their Technology section.

March 2015

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Updated FLIR Lepton PocketCam GUI

By: GroupGets | March 30, 2015


FLIR recently released a new version of their PocketCam/FoxCam GUI software to us. Now we can share with you, pretty exciting right?

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How to Create A GroupGet Campaign

By: GroupGets | March 10, 2015


Whether you are trying to get access to something hard to get due to a high minimum order quantity (MOQ), or just trying to save money on something that is much cheaper in bulk, GroupGets.com can help.

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Springing Ahead

By: GroupGets | March 08, 2015


Here are some quick updates on what’s been happening at GroupGets over the past quarter. Our first campaign for the FLIR Lepton is now in its 6th public round and has shipped over 1000 units globally. Thanks again to everyone who helped to make it a success.

February 2015

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FLIR Lepton Pocketcam GUI

By: GroupGets | February 23, 2015


Today I had the chance to use the recently released FLIR Pocketcam GUI with my FLIR Lepton PocketCam. In this post I will go over installing and configuring your Windows 8.1 or 2012 R2 Machine to run FLIR's software.

October 2014

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First Campaign Milestone

By: GroupGets | October 04, 2014


Today is an exciting milestone for the GroupGets team and its partners. We just closed our first campaign to bring a cutting-edge component directly from the manufacturer to small and independent developers throughout the world to give them access to something otherwise unattainable.