An unsung hero of the Space Race earns her place among the stars.

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SparkFun: helping people throw stuff into space since 2003

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CubeSats will soon be traveling beyond LEO, and are available in a new compact size. We check in with the people pushing the limits.

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Dave and Mike launch a red SparkFun box on a weather balloon to the edge of the atmosphere.

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Mike and Pete take a road trip to an innovative aerospace conference to find out more about the final frontier for amateur spacecraft makers

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Dave talks about recent adventures taking radio equipment up mountains, and marveling at Mars.

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Check out the tutorial from SparkFun engineer Aaron's HAB launch.

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We take a trip to check out a different version of DIY and make some new friends on the way.

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Director of Engineering Pete Dokter plots the data from a rocket launch - and suggests a new method for testing SparkFun products!

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That has not been my experience. I was unable to fix a board, or even test potential problem components due to this stuff. It gets…
This wouldn’t prevent tinkering, the coating comes off easy enough with an Xacto blade and, unlike some coatings, it’s clear which allows…
The speaker accessory would also be a good item to carry so customers don’t have to go to another site to get all the pieces they want.…
Are you going to sell the pi-TopProto as well? I got a piTopCEED for my son, while he is happy with it for Scratch and using a Picoboard,…
To those playing at home, the APA102 LED strips are the same thing that AdaFruit sells as DotStars. So if you are building a project with…
Please, for the love of God, do not do this! Please don’t prevent your customers from hacking/fixing your boards. Seriously. This would keep…
No worries. The website says accounts won’t be disabled until November 31st. Since that day will never arrive…
Referring to the wikipedia page on Parylene, there is indeed plenty of chlorine in the product.
“Sadly, most of the uncoated boards didn’t survive the test, but the coated boards did amazingly well.” Dumpster Dive time?
Ah, late night detail. I fixed the wording. Sorry about that.

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