We've partnered with 14-year-old whiz kid Quin Etnyre to bring his first Kickstarter to life!
I met Reagan at Maker Faire New York, and I ask him some questions about his recent project: an animatronic Jackal helmet from Stargate.
We often teach beginning learners that the standard 16 MHz Arduino Uno is fast... really fast. 16 MHz means 16 Million cycles per second -- or that translates to 1/16 millionths of a second per cycle. That's a mere 62.5 ns. That's fast. So, is the Arduino _really_ that fast? Let's see...
Be the master of your own electronics destiny with the help of our workshops!
If you're looking to chat with those on the "other side," might as well do it with Arduino!
Many schools and homes have VEX robotics systems. It's an awesome and amazing platform. I've casually mentioned to several friends that integrating VEX with Arduino is super simple to do... Here's a quick snap-shot at what we got working today.
Overview of the related M2X Learn tutorial, which walks users through the process of connecting an Arduino and CC3000 to AT&T's M2X service.
A simple non-spammy trick to double the speed you upload to your Arduino board.
Prepare yourself, we have a bunch of new products this week. And a tank. Check it out.
Today we are live streaming our Pure Data & Arduino class.
We're really excited about the MicroView -- a new Arduino compatible board with an integrated display! Check out why...
Arduino Day was pretty successful. Unfortunately, everything is broken.
Today is the day - check out our great Arduino deals!
Check out this Arduino based synthesizer projet
A new Arduino offering from Intel, and another Robotics 101 video.
A simple search on-line for "Arduino resources" results in "About 3,920,000 results (0.30 seconds)," but if you're just starting out and interested in getting Arduino into your classroom - this can be terribly overwhelming. So - here's a list of some of the sites I like to use.
HacKidemia is a global organization that runs hands-on STEM workshops for kids in more than 25 countries around the world with 8000 children and 400 mentors. They were asked to bring the project to Africa and launched an indiegogo campaign two months ago: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afrimakers. The main intention is to enable African makers -- kids in particular -- to use making and prototyping for solving local challenges like access to clean water, energy and information. SparkFun has donated the materials for 7 maker boxes - enough to support the initial campaign goal to equip each of the 7 hubs with a set of Arduino's, sensors, books, and tools.
First impressions of the Arduino/Intel-hybrid Galileo board - an x86 Arduino! - a small example project, and our likes and dislikes.
In October, a team of Sparkfunions were blessed with the opportunity to head to our 50th state to teach Arduino to kids, teachers, and makers on the islands of Hawaii.
LED panels, a wireless access point for your Arduino, and more! Check out what we have for this week.