New Tutorials To Get Your Learn On!

If you haven’t been over to our education site in a while - well, you’re missing out! Our Department of Education has been hard at work on new workshops, resources and more. We’ve also revamped our entire tutorial system to make it more user friendly and easier to find the topic…

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Engineering Roundtable - Interactive Hanging LED Array

In today’s episode of “Engineering Roundtable,” SparkFun Creative Technologist Nick Poole is here with his Interactive Hanging Lightbulb Array. This project started as the brainchild of Nick and our videographer Gregg and grew into an impressive art installation that is housed in…

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April Caption Contest Winner

Last week, we posted our monthly caption contest and you responded with great aplomb. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner, and today we have just that. So without further ado, here is this month’s winner: You’ll notice, our new model is black, with a yellow border. Congrats…

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New Product Friday: Chomping at the BITalino

It’s Friday once again, so we have a few new products to talk about. Nick even joins us again to demo one of the new products. Be sure to check out the video. If you want to know more about MPPT, check out the section of the tutorial here. You can learn more about what it is, what it does and…

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Enginursday: The Hormes Robot Platform

For those of you who have been living under a rock and weren’t aware, we really love robots around here. Flying robots, cute robots, ingeniously engineered robots and generally chill robots are always guaranteed to catch our eye. With this year’s AVC quickly approaching (and with it…

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Heartbleed

Heartbleed, or CVE-2014-0160, is a pretty serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, one of the more popular libraries for encrypting communications on the internet, and its exposure this week has the internet on high alert. You can read about the details behind the bug at Heartbleed.com, but here’s…

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Join Us at USASEF in D.C.

In just a few weeks, we’ll be heading east to attend the United States Science & Engineering Festival (a.k.a. USASEF). USASEF is the largest STEM education event in the country and we are very excited. This is a reminder that we are hosting a few events that are free to anyone attending…

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Reminder: SparkFun Live - Temperature Sensing Lunchbox

Don’t forget - today starting at 3 p.m. MT, we are airing the latest episode of “SparkFun Live!” In today’s episode, Evan will build his temperature sensing lunchbox. Here is the preview video for more info on his build: If you didn’t get your parts, don’t worry -…

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April Caption Contest

It’s time again for your monthly caption contest! The rules are simple: Leave your funniest clean caption in the comments section below. We reserve the right to delete captions that we deem inappropriate. We’re not too stingy, but try to keep it moderately PG-13. Captions submitted any other…

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Join Us at Mini Maker Faire Denver

Denver’s first-ever Maker Faire will take place on May 3rd & 4th, 2014 at the National Western Complex - and SparkFun will be there! We’ll be teaching beginning soldering at our world famous-ish soldering booth - we hope you can join us! Our soldering booth in action. As a friend of…

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New Product Friday: High Five For Wi-Fi

Products, products, and more products. That’s what Fridays are all about here at SparkFun. We have a few new things this week. Check out the video and hear our engineer Shawn explain the new CC3000 shield and breakout board. I’m not kidding here: $50k for the first person to figure out…

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Enginursday: Introducing the MicroView!

I’d like to use my Enginursday post to chat about a new project our SparkFun team is working really hard on these days – something I’m super-excited about – the MicroView! The MicroView is a collaborative project between SparkFun and our friends JP, Marcus and Maddy from Geek…

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Engineering Roundtable - ELastoLite Captain America Shield

For this edition of Engineering Roundtable, Creative Technologist Nick Poole shows us how to make your own Captain America shield in time for the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” movie release this Friday. Oooh, shieldy Nick decided to take his shield to the next level and…

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April Fool's Prank Contest Winners!

It’s April Fool’s Day! Today we’re not going to try to convince you Pete built a time machine or sell you a magic blue smoke refilling kit. Rather, today is the day we announce the winners of the SparkFun April Fool’s Day Prank Contest! If you missed the announcement - here…

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In Which We Are Not Having Fun

Hey everyone. As you might know, we had a pretty good sale on a bunch Arduino products on Saturday. Well, it turns out it may have been too good. We smashed our previous record for orders in a day, set on last year’s Cyber Monday. Back then the high water mark was around 4,000 orders, and on…

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Hacker-in-Residence: Interactive Garments

Happy Monday friends – it’s time to welcome a new hacker to our ranks! Say hello to Matt Pinner. Hello, Matt Pinner! Matt is here for three weeks and has already been hard at work in our Engineering department. Let’s learn more about Matt. Can you share your background, interests, and…

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Happy Arduino Day!

EDIT: 3/30/2014 Midnight - Arduino Day is over! If you placed a backorder on March 29th then don’t worry about settling your balance right away. We’ll get in touch with you when payment is due! Also, if you contacted Customer Service before the Arduino Day sale ended please be patient and…

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New Product Friday: There is no Spoon

We’re back, as always, with more new products for you. This week we just have a few, but one of them is mind control, so we’ve got that going for us. Be sure to check the video. This really is the future, isn’t it? Put something on your head, load an app on your phone, and see your…

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Enginursday: Get Roving!

Robotics competitions are a great way to hone your skills by designing with a purpose (and a deadline). There are competitions large and small all over the world, for all skill levels, with all kinds of goals, both constructive and destructive. If you’ve been following SparkFun for a while…

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SparkFun Live: Temperature-sensing Lunchbox

Greetings humans. It’s time once again for everyone’s favorite live community project build extravaganza fest, where ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. For this edition of SparkFun Live, which will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at 3:00 MT, Evan in Tech Support will show us how to build a…

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For version 2, you need to add microphones around the room, and have the lightbulbs above the active speaker flash with the sound.. Like a…

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I wonder what the noise is like of this? 72 LEDs each driven by PWM. That can’t be good for other equipment.

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Tantalums would make great model Rocket Engine igniters :)

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