To celebrate our "crystal anniversary," here's a collection of the stories, blog posts, products and adventures from 15 years of making crazy things.

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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 serial communication all the time. But why are we using multiples of 300?

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Let's welcome Glenn Samala to his crazy new family.

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With an FEP, an FIR and a DP, we have a winner!

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When things become sentient, it's good to be able to remotely kill power.

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Our fearless CEO details his data-logging work on SparkFun's hive

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It's time to get back to building crazy stuff.

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A simple non-spammy trick to double the speed you upload to your Arduino board.

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

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A few photos and a breakdown of the first White House Maker Faire

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SparkFun gets invited to the White House Maker Faire!

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Helping out our furloughed friends, one kit at a time.

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Read about Nathan's testimony on Copyright and Intellectual Property in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Special Sauce

Less like Sriracha and more like business.

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SparkFun is building an 80,000 sq ft building with construction starting in May of 2013. It’s going to be awesome.

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