Few funding campaigns pull heartstrings while actually doing measurable good. Jerry, impressively, is doing both.
How to hack a pathway light to make a soil moisture sensor.
The necessary dangers of electricity, and whether they're worth it.
The future is here. This week we have a sound generator, 3D printer, and more!
Friday Friday Friday! New products are here, come check them out.
Our friend Jerome built an amazing Iron Man suit - check it out!
I wrote a tutorial about how to make a nightlight with ELastoLite. It's pretty ok, so check it out. DO IT.
SparkFun's Engineering Department showcases the Tweet Race project.
A bizarre and thought-provoking project from the students of Parsons Flesh and Chrome Wearable Technology group.
Deren Guler leads a project called “Invent-abling” focused on creating gender neutral construction kits that inspire people to creatively explore topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) for children, specifically girls aged 7-13.
While designing our new Simon Tilts Through Hole Soldering Kit, we ultimately found that the best solution for the tilt sensor involved creating a custom plastic part. Here is the story of this project - including a couple interviews with the people that helped us along the way.
The next chapter in the Raspberry Pi Aquaponics Time-laspe project.
HacKidemia is a global organization that runs hands-on STEM workshops for kids in more than 25 countries around the world with 8000 children and 400 mentors. They were asked to bring the project to Africa and launched an indiegogo campaign two months ago: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afrimakers. The main intention is to enable African makers -- kids in particular -- to use making and prototyping for solving local challenges like access to clean water, energy and information. SparkFun has donated the materials for 7 maker boxes - enough to support the initial campaign goal to equip each of the 7 hubs with a set of Arduino's, sensors, books, and tools.
First impressions of the Arduino/Intel-hybrid Galileo board - an x86 Arduino! - a small example project, and our likes and dislikes.
SparkFun EDU has a dedicated focus on K-12 education. We are showing several demos of our products, project ideas, and tutorials at the NSTA regional conference in Denver. Come visit us!
Today's the day! Let's all get together and build a project.
How to create a simple and cheap time-lapse rig with the Raspberry Pi.
Hardware Hacking is an art, but there are some common methods to modifying devices that can jump-start any good hacking project.
We were lucky enough to have Aaron come to SparkFun to talk about his projects for kids!
Joel shows us how to build a handheld pH sensor to regulate his aquaponics system.