How and why we built a tiny Internet of Things apartment at SparkFun HQ.

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Can biometric data help shed light on panic and anxiety?

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A few pictures and videos from creating the aluminum skulls for my arcade cabinet build.

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AVC has come and gone, but we've been working on some cool demos behind the scenes!

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Details about the MAME cabinet project I am working on.

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Want to build a little friend to buzz around your desk? Join us!

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A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.

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In this week's Enginursday, Joel shows off his aquatic turtle habitat, complete with an above-tank basking area, automated lighting, and an aquaponic feeding system.

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A cool project from "Popular Science" writer Dave Prochnow

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Check out this dad's amazing DIY project for his sons!

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I met Reagan at Maker Faire New York, and I ask him some questions about his recent project: an animatronic Jackal helmet from Stargate.

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Guest blog post by Arnoud Buzing of Wolfram Research on using the Edison and SparkFun Blocks to make a pendulum monitor.

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Hack that Ikea lamp into something so much more.

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A fun holiday project to try for anyone looking to catch Santa on Christmas!

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A brilliant (ha!) use for every single one of your LEDs.

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An awesome project from SparkFun customer Elahd Bar-Shai

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I see a lot of projects and ideas for IoT that push data to the internet. Would be nice to have some demos or such where they pull data from…
If we’re going that far, I’d automate the whole process with a controlled drip to maintain the moisture level, and have it only notify you…
Hook up a soil moisture sensor to a photon, then have it post data, or email someone whenever it needs watering.
I certainly agree that the RasPi is an awesome deal. But it’s not the best choice for every kind of project. The stock Photon is only $19,…
Well, another US vendor has an ESP8266 breakout for just shy of $10 and they claim that it comes with a LUA interpreter baked in by default.…
Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V x 25: $9 ESP8266 x 25: $6.50 Not sure what the Photon development ecosystem gains me over this setup that I’d pay SF…
Awesome! If you guys need any help of advice let me know I used to design high end automation for homes, hotels, and commercial buildings.…
With the caveat that I have not done this myself, from what I read, it should be possible to reprogram the SOC on the ESP8266 to do fairly…
Keep in mind you’ve got a microcontroller on there too. Even with a $3 radio (like the ESP8266) you still need a microcontroller most of the…
I just keep thinking that $30-40 a board isn’t going to get very many people into IoT. It’s the same issue Xbee/Zigbee has always had; even…

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