Some of my favorite builds, hacks and projects from the past year

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Best of 2016 at SparkFun

There was plenty of good stuff in 2016!

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T3: Jamdelier!

Build a party decoration that encourages partygoers to dance!

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Deck the beards this year with addressable LEDs

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Importing custom artwork into a PCB CAD program is a fun way to personalize your board.

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Meet Feldi!

Get to know SparkFun's newest Creative Technologist.

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How to set up an Arduino as an in-system programmer (ISP) and program an Atmel ATtiny84A to blink

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The case for formalizing free exploration opportunities

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There are two basic ways to connect electronic components with two terminals: series and parallel. In this episode, we examine those two types of circuits and show how to calculate equivalent resistance.

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Power is the rate of doing work, and for electricity, that means the rate in which energy is converted in a circuit.

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Let's look at the resistor and how it affects current and voltage in a circuit. Here's a hint: if you know two of either voltage, current or resistance, you can solve for the third.

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In this episode, we'll explore how electric current flows through a circuit.

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Over the next few weeks, we'll explore the basics behind electricity in a series of videos.

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Let's dissect another section of EdiBot 2.0 and learn how to spin DC motors with Python.

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The newest version of EdiBot relies on contour finding in OpenCV to locate and chase yellow objects.

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How to make faux neon signs with EL wire and rigid aquarium tubing

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Adding a chronograph to a Hot Wheels track to measure the speed of passing toy cars.

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What's inside the crowd participation wristbands you find at major events?

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