Check out this project from Creative Technologist Nick Poole using the pcDuino Camera Module.

Continue reading

If you're looking to chat with those on the "other side," might as well do it with Arduino!

Continue reading

Wondering how to organize all of the tools and materials in your workspace? Look to the pros for inspiration!

Continue reading

SparkFun's first attempt at creating an inexpensive, accessible, DIY assistive technology mouse.

Continue reading

This is a big week. We've got a great video and a bunch of new products. Come check them out.

Continue reading

A SparkFun customer wows us with the project he made using one of our sponsorships!

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

The necessary dangers of electricity, and whether they're worth it.

Continue reading

The future is here. This week we have a sound generator, 3D printer, and more!

Continue reading

Friday Friday Friday! New products are here, come check them out.

Continue reading

Our friend Jerome built an amazing Iron Man suit - check it out!

Continue reading

I wrote a tutorial about how to make a nightlight with ELastoLite. It's pretty ok, so check it out. DO IT.

Continue reading

SparkFun's Engineering Department showcases the Tweet Race project.

Continue reading

A bizarre and thought-provoking project from the students of Parsons Flesh and Chrome Wearable Technology group.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Tags


All Tags

Recent Blog Comments

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…
I won! Thank you Sparkfun Folk! I may run this by my middle school computer club kids to see if this is a good platform for them. The online…
Don’t forget today is National Doge Day! Make a card for your doge!
What about a plant tender robot? Watering, fertilization, pest monitoring/control, lighting? There is an interesting [Public Lab…
Yeah, I often wish for a combination of smart exterior shutters and interior curtains, deployed only when no one is around in order to…
It would be neat (in a kind of flashy-plus-silly way) to have a camera that identified people in the room and moved a few small plates in…
What, the [huge robotic cooking…
How about Window Blinds that adjust based on time of day? Understand that it doesn’t actually look outside … But adjustable to allow the…

Recent Authors

RobertC.

Toni_K

Chelsea the Destroyer

NPoole

Jimb0

Dia

Byron J.

Double M

ShawnHymel

Black Angus Rocket Storm

CaseyTheRobot

SFUptownMaker

Joel_E_B

MTaylor

xtopher


All Authors