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Join the worldwide celebration of all things Scratch!

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With over 5 Million units sold in 2014 alone, Chromebooks are a growing trend among schools and homes. One of the biggest drawbacks to Chromebooks has been the inability to connect it to any hardware (i.e. Arduino) -- until now.

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SparkFun makes its triumphant return to the White House for the 2015 Science Fair!

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We've got tons of resources for you to check out!

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An experiential learning project to teach students in high school and college how to use embedded electronics to accomplish things in the field as a proof of concept. - By Daniel Blake

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Our very own Derek wrote a book! While we wait for the June publishing date, we asked him how it went.

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Based on our behavior in previous years we should not be allowed back, but here we come.

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Soldering together a robot solder badge and a WeevilEye kit.

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Courtesy of Terrence Fagan, Engineering Chair at Central Piedmont Community College. Terrence has done a lot of great work in engineering education and outreach in his community. He had the opportunity to attend the Fab10 Symposium in Barcelona last July. When he started telling me about his experience there, I felt it was a must for a blog post.

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Learning the art of soldering at Craftsbury Public Library!

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We're excited to celebrate a win for libraries everywhere!

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SparkFun heads to Chicago this week to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting.

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High-­school science teachers can radically reduce the cost of building up science labs while giving students opportunities to engage in genuine design processes by introducing them to open­-source hardware. A vast collection of free and pre­-designed low-­cost scientific tools are available, many of which can be printed on a open­-source 3­D printer, including the printer itself. Not only can students benefit from access to research grade equipment, there are ample opportunities for students to build on, improve, and customize scientific tools as part of their curriculum. In this way the number and value of the open­-source hardware designs can expand with student effort, enabling a powerful motivating factor for science education.

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A story about a FIRST team doing big things for the robotics community.

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This Saturday was the kick-off for the 28th FIRST Robotics Competition. This competition has grown from a couple dozen schools to over 3000 teams internationally. This year, Sparkfun has reached out to help teams in this year's competition.

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A recap of our Let It Glow e-card crafting class and our trip to Maine teaching at Berwick Academy.

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Be the master of your own electronics destiny with the help of our workshops!

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Today kicks-off the CSEdWeek and code.org's Hour of Code!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Check out this quick little hack using a standard temperature probe from my oven thermometer, our PicoBoard, and a little creative coding in Scratch!

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Check out this video for our exciting new educational platform.

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What happened to #42? Hang on, let me find my towel.
I first learned about charge pumps many moons ago. I built a high voltage charging circuit for a photoflash cap – something like…
Do atmosphere contaminants have any effect on this? Like dust in the upper atmosphere?
Thanks for another cool video, Pete. I don’t have an immediate need for a charge pump, which means I’ll probably build this very soon. :)
Charge pumps are fun and a very handy circuit! Thanks for the video Pete, always informative and entertaining. Oh, and your mention of the…
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Alright. Dont forget your safety goggles though. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:647883
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I went through a very similar exercise in developing an H-bridge not too long ago. In my case, I was translating TTL into +/- 12 VDC for an…
Pete I have used the Psoc family at an internship I had. It is a love hate relationship I have for it. But for this project I would suggest…

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