There are two basic ways to connect electronic components with two terminals: series and parallel. In this episode, we examine those two types of circuits and show how to calculate equivalent resistance.

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Power is the rate of doing work, and for electricity, that means the rate in which energy is converted in a circuit.

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Let's look at the resistor and how it affects current and voltage in a circuit. Here's a hint: if you know two of either voltage, current or resistance, you can solve for the third.

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In this episode, we'll explore how electric current flows through a circuit.

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Over the next few weeks, we'll explore the basics behind electricity in a series of videos.

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SparkFun pays a visit to iD Tech (& it makes our own childhood summer camp lanyard-weaving look really bad)

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This was my first year at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, and it was amazing. Here's a quick re-cap of the events

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How to make your own seismometer to measure ground activity, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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A festive project from a local teacher using SparkFun Inventor's Kits!

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Join in the fun at a local event to celebrate Computer Science Education Week!

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SparkFun's Department of Education pilots a new curriculum!

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We partnered with a great non-profit to offer hands-on tech experiences for girls!

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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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