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

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We sat down with engineering superheroes Jeri and Rick at this year's Consumer Electronics Show to talk about castAR, Kickstarter and the value of accidental discoveries!

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We were lucky enough to have Aaron come to SparkFun to talk about his projects for kids!

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Robert Beatty and his daughters are going to take over the world.

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Check out this interview we did with the creator of flirc!

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