We have a cool project from Engineer Chris, a tutorial from Casey, a behind-the-scenes ad shoot video, and an announcement about Maker Faire!
Check out this project from Engineer Chris. Using a WiFly Shield and Voice Box Shield, Chris built a battery-powered, wireless, talking page server. Check out the video! And just in...give the tutorial a read!
Speaking of videos, give the above video a look. This is a behind-the-scenes view of our latest ad shoot with Jamie Robertson - a Disney Imagineer turned interactive art specialist. In his latest art collaboration project, Jamie needed a small MP3 device that could respond smoothly to volume commands. What he created is now known as the MP3 Trigger, a new SparkFun product. If the video above is too long for your tastes, check out this shortened version.
Safety is important (right?). Check out this tutorial
from Casey about his LED-laden bike helmet. This helmet not only protects your cranium from dings in the event of a crash, but is bright enough that even the most distracted of drivers will notice you cruising down the road. This tutorial is great for beginners just getting started with electronics!
Last year, people of all ages got to try a little soldering!
Last, but definitely not least, Maker Faire - San Mateo
is right around the corner (kinda - May 22 and 23). Once again, we are a sponsor of the event, so we will have a booth and will be running soldering workshops. Last year, we had a great turnout and we are expecting an even better one this year. It is such an awesome experience to see people of all backgrounds and ages come out and try their hand at soldering! We hope to see you there!