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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Karen Brennan, Christan Balch, Michelle Chung recently authored a comprehensive guide for using Scratch in K-12 space. It covers everything from Getting Started to Creating Animations, Stories, Games, and even running your own "Hack-a-thon"

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How and why I use markdown everyday, for all of my documenting needs.

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On the third Thursday of every month, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hosts an evening event for adults in the area called, Science Lounge. Their programming features live entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on demos, and an evening filled with science, education, and exploration! Each month features a different theme. For April, the Science Lounge theme was “Electrify!” What a perfect match for us here at SparkFun!

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SparkFun heads to Washington D.C. to teach soldering, e-textiles and programming at the United States of America Science and Engineering Festival

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SparkFun heads to Washington D.C. to teach soldering, e-textiles and programming at the United States of America Science and Engineering Festival

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Julián is joining us from Argentina, to work on adding SparkFun parts to his miniBloq programming environment!

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Visual programming languages are a unique way to introduce tyro programmers to thinking like a programmer. Here are some of the great tools we've discovered that enable visual programming for Arduino.

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Technological befuddlements it took me 10 years and a college degree to understand.

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In which we change some things in the database, and it's not exactly a simple task, and some things break. Lessons learned. etc.

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FPGAs are ubiquitous in "traditional" engineering, but still have only a small stake in DIY culture. Here are a couple of projects that are changing that.

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A look at controllers that use ladder logic.

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Check out this video of our Scratch Programming Class using the SparkFun PicoBoard!

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Getting started with the Raspberry Pi? Well, SparkFun has something for you.

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The IOIO has found it's home with many Android devices. This blog post compiles all of the most recent IOIO projects and documentation into one place, in addition we are introducing a IOIO class.

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Ever wanted to try out gang programming?

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Minibloq - a free and open-source graphical programming environment for Arduino.

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Derek, I am about to start writing a technical book - in the naval architecture space (highly technical topic). My question is what software…
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The book itself is not open source, Though it is based off of our instructional materials called Hot Sheets around Processing. You can find…
I know I’m a bit late to the discussion, but there’s a trick to the division-by-7 thing, too. It requires that you memorize 1/7th as a…
Most SF products are open source. Will the same be true of a this book, or is it only available in print?
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