What an internship at SparkFun is like, the projects I've been up to, and the lessons learned so far.
What's inside the crowd participation wristbands you find at major events?
Sarah takes apart a non-functional heated blanket to have a look around
Reverse engineering a $30 MaKey MaKey derivative with good intentions (but no attribution)
A look inside some common power supplies.
Halloween is coming! Let's turn this place into a shop of horrors.
Examining the inner workings of an electric chord organ.
Let's see what makes the latest fitness band tick...
Nate returned from his China trip with a treasure, so we tore it apart.
A quick hardware teardown on some key-chain games.
A few notes on the inner workings of Nest's new smoke detector
Check out Star Simpson and Scott Torborg's teardown of the Google Glass!
Ever thought about hacking a laser tape measure? Now's your chance!
We tore apart a Neato Robotics XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner and did a little reverse engineering.
ON Semiconductor lets us know that the fake ATmega328s are actually NCP5318 buck regulators for Intel processors.
We unleash the professionals at Atmel to inspect the insides of our defunct ATmega328s. We found ON Semi written inside. Tim gives us a tour of the Failure Analysis labs at Atmel, Colorado Springs campus.
A SparkFun customer and a a local dentist investigate the ATMega328 "slugs" - with interesting findings.
SparkFun gets counterfeit parts, buys nitric acid and a microscope, finds lack of silicon.