In this follow-up, I’ll show you the (mostly) finished project, talk about what I used, what I learned along the way, and just how much fun it is to have a robot that throws candy bars with unwavering accuracy and consistency.

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It seems this Halloween we once again have additional considerations to take into account. I'm focusing on handing out candy to trick-or-treaters while maintaining proper social distancing.

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Last month, we gave you a sneak preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Hong Kong History Museum. The creator, Alexson Chu, was using SparkFun parts and projection mapping to create an interactive learning experience for museum goers. Well, the installation premiered yesterday, and we have an inside look.

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Museums are always looking for ways to engage their visitors. See how one artist is using SparkFun parts and projection mapping to make that happen.

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Working from home is not without its difficulties, but with just a couple of proximity sensors and SparkFun's new Qwiic Dual Solid State Relay, you can create a light show with a wave of your hands.

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Taking what I've learned about LED color mixing and Python, along with our LumiDrive LED Driver and LuMini LED Ring, I set out to create a light ring for macro photography that surpasses all others.

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Happy 100th Birthday to Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable!

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Our classic electronics surplus stores are disappearing. Can they be saved?

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We use 0603 SMD packages but the electronics world uses much smaller sized components.

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Wherein I take a break from pushing pixels around to wire my biker scout trooper helmet for sound.

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SparkFun's EAGLE resources

Everything you need to design for manufacture, all in one place.

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A look inside some common power supplies.

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