By recycling industrial waste, composting, donating materials to local educators and harnessing solar, we're getting greener every year.

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Student team wins big for wasteless design incorporating Arduino

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Students at Colorado School of Mines aim to maximize energy efficiency in model build

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IoT can be leveraged for a more sustainable future. As makers, we can take action at home.

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In this week's Enginursday, Joel shows off his aquatic turtle habitat, complete with an above-tank basking area, automated lighting, and an aquaponic feeding system.

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A look into our awesome solar array and what it's doing for SparkFun.

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Learn how data.sparkfun.com can help you not just collect data, but also use that data to make hypothesizes, see trends, and make adjustments to a variety of systems.

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Check out this video tutorial for building your own soil moisture sensor.

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Show us what you can make out of reused parts!

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How to create a simple and cheap time-lapse rig with the Raspberry Pi.

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Joel shows us how to build a handheld pH sensor to regulate his aquaponics system.

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