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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SparkFun's Engineering Department showcases the Tweet Race project.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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First impressions of the Arduino/Intel-hybrid Galileo board - an x86 Arduino! - a small example project, and our likes and dislikes.

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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!

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Today's the day! Let's all get together and build a project.

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