Recently, a team from the St. Vrain Innovation Center assembled its first custom PCB design with the help of SparkFun. This is the story behind their project and their experience.

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Join us for part two of our in-depth look at testbed design at SparkFun. Here, we focus on the hardware design choices for our in-house testing tool, the Flying Jalapeno.

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Join us as we give some insight into the progress made in SparkFun’s testbed design over the past eleven years, and an in-depth look at our most recent production testing tool, the Flying Jalapeno.

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The impact of managing uncertainty with a catalog of 2,400 storefront SKUs

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A new partnership with GroupGets will help bring your projects to market!

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Let's talk the whats, whys and hows of how you end up with a red box at the end of the day.

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A tour of our humble R&D abode and some of the projects we've been cooking.

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

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

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The dropping cost of LED bulbs is accelerating. We compare a few brands to see how they are approaching design and lower cost manufacturing.

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We've partnered with 14-year-old whiz kid Quin Etnyre to bring his first Kickstarter to life!

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In honor of Manufacturing Day 2014 (Friday, October 3rd) - We take a look at how SparkFun puts a dozen or so new products on the website each week.

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Few funding campaigns pull heartstrings while actually doing measurable good. Jerry, impressively, is doing both.

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Build your own Vacuum Molding machine and start making plastic parts in your home shop!

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