Small batch PCB orders are now within everyone’s reach. But if you’re moving past the prototype stage, you want your boards to do more than work well. You also want them to look good. As always, SparkFun is here to help.

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For this year's Open Source Hardware Association Summit, there was no venue. Instead, it was a completely virtual affair, allowing all of us to hear a host of amazing speakers from the comfort of our own homes.

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Recently we introduced four new PIR boards that use Panasonic’s new EKM-series PIR sensor, and I was excited to put one of them into a build.

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Nothing says "I love you" on Valentine's Day like a homemade gift. And if that gift happens to be made using 3D-printed parts, addressable LEDs and a phone app you create yourself - everybody wins!

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My friend's young son's latest obsession became my latest project, with a salvaged stepper motor, a couple of servos, and a bit of ingenuity.

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Just because it’s already October and you haven’t started this year’s Halloween build doesn’t mean it can’t still be epic! SparkFun’s Qwiic I2C environment can help even us Olympic-level procrastinators rival the street’s best Halloween builds!

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Using the new SparkFun ProDriver, a pair of stepper motors and some mirror acrylic, I created a solar cooker that tracks the sun as it crosses the sky, guaranteeing optimal efficiency from your solar barbecue.

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Marcus demonstrates how the Qwiic System makes it super easy to build a novelty sound maker with a capacitive touch interface.

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Sometimes you need the real-time interaction that only a meeting can provide. Keep family members from wandering in on your important meetings with this simple alert!

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Individuals and teams of makers are stepping up around the globe to help!

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Robotics, garage doors, computers and more. Have more fun working at home with these DIY projects!

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Details from a project upgrading an old incandescent lamp to utilize addressable LEDs

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The trail-ready lightning detector has been out in the wild getting some good use. As summer nears its end, it is a great time to take the project back to the drawing board and figure out what should be upgraded, what should be added and what can be removed – just in time for some fall outdoor adventures!

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Let's review an overly simple example of our new product process, and the unavoidable truth of fun over efficiency in my life...

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It's time to plan out some summer projects!

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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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Are you crystal, gem or mineral collector? Display them in style with an underlit display.

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Let's take a look at some of the amazing costumes and props from Dragon Con!

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