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Nate has written two new tutorials - learn about setting up a rover base RTK system and how to build a GNSS reference station.

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Check out a new interview with Nate!

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The costs and time required to get the world's first open source BLE module certified with the FCC.

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Any FCC certified module needs a tin can to protect and prevent RF emissions. Check out how we did it for Artemis!

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Learn how we created our own SMD module using PCB tips and tricks for blind and buried vias.

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Do you need an LED? The answer is always yes. But what if you need one right now? Build yourself an LED gumball machine and never run out again!

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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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