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Ever wondered what happens to your SparkFun board before it shows up at your door? You're about to find out! Come on a ride alongside the QuickLogic Thing Plus on its journey from parts to product.

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A group of up-and-coming makers visited SparkFun to design custom PCBs needed for their next project.

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Nick sets out to learn everything about "mouse bite" breakaway tabs!

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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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A short look back at a test-fixture designed to increase efficiency for future development.

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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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Part two of our series about the new tariffs.

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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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Here's how we can help you start production.

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SparkFun's EAGLE resources

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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Shawn definitely made some excellent videos! Another of the folks I miss is Pete Doktor, who also made many excellent videos. I sincerely…

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