×

Doing some holiday shopping? Please check here for shipping deadlines to make sure your order arrives in time.

The human urges to make up stories and look up at the night sky are nothing new. You might be able to track stars or calculate orbits with your new limited edition Constellation Board, but what did astronomers do before computers? Join me on a journey back in time to find out how astronomy has evolved since ancient times!

Continue reading

Let's go over what Time-of-Flight is and what the differences between iToF and dToF are.

Continue reading

We head to CU to see what cool projects the students are making for their final projects.

Continue reading

Nick sets out to learn everything about "mouse bite" breakaway tabs!

Continue reading

We are testing out how much soldering really changes air quality using the MicroMod Ethernet Function board and the MicroMod Environmental Function board!

Continue reading

GPS vs GNSS

So you’re wondering what the difference is between GPS and GNSS? Good news, you’re not alone and you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we’ll lay out the similarities, differences, and how each will fit into your next project.

Continue reading

If you’re looking to build a time-based project, you might not be aware of just how precise and accurate your timing on that can be. Our new GNSS Timing Breakout is capable of measuring time down to 5 nanoseconds. Here’s a quick look at how that type of precision is possible.

Continue reading

Last month, we gave you a sneak preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Hong Kong History Museum. The creator, Alexson Chu, was using SparkFun parts and projection mapping to create an interactive learning experience for museum goers. Well, the installation premiered yesterday, and we have an inside look.

Continue reading

A closer look at the open-source technology NASA has deployed on the tiny Martian helicopter

Continue reading

Using Sapien LLC's Arduino Shield and Electrode array we can expand our human senses.

Continue reading

Recently, a team from the St. Vrain Innovation Center assembled its first custom PCB design with the help of SparkFun. This is the story behind their project and their experience.

Continue reading

Team Hyperlynx designs an all-electric, autonomous modular vehicle that can transport passenger or cargo vessels at speeds up to 250 mph.

Continue reading

A brief overview of the new Raspberry Pi-based data-logging web server from Atlas Scientific

Continue reading

We use serial communication all the time. But why are we using multiples of 300?

Continue reading

It's a known trick that we can use LEDs in reverse. We'll explore how to use them as photodetectors with Arduino and create a simple demo that responds to hand swipes.

Continue reading

How to make your own seismometer to measure ground activity, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Continue reading

Exploring the extraction of plant matter

Continue reading

Tags


All Tags

Recent Blog Comments

I like to say that I've been "doing" computers since a few weeks after Neil Armstrong took his "one small step". I started volunteering in…

Although I'm pleased to see something starting to show signs of recovery, personally I'm eager to see Raspberry Pi B's become readily…

I'm sure I speak for the rest of the customers when I say a heart felt "thank you" to the SparkFun crew for their wonderful efforts!…

Thanks! I didn't really think that your sale was going to begin in 2033, and end in 2038 -- by my calculations (may be off), the next time…

Sorry for the confusion. The rules and information have been updated!

The announcement says "Tuesday, November 16th at 12:01 a.m. MST through Tuesday, November 24th at 11:59 p.m. MST" -- Uh, my calendar…

It sort of reminds me of the story about the teacher who asked the students to explain how to measure the height of the building using a…

Hey Rob, I really enjoyed your video about your candy throwing robot. What a great life you have!! Tis a privilege to live in Colorado! Keep…

Thanks for your comment! That's interesting to hear about how much variance LEDs used to have! I haven't actually tested how consistent our…

Hi Dryw! First, let me say that this is a really good idea! I wish I'd had this kit back in about 2013 when I was working at a small…

Recent Authors

Chowdah

[redacted]

One Chris Two Chris Red Chris Blue Chris

Kollin

SparkFro

Juno Presken

jahnell

Gior Dior

Mariah

Nate

Haileyasaurus

MAKIN-STUFF

Glenn S

Nick Poole

asassy


All Authors