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Buried Pad PCB Fixing

Checkout how we drilled through the back of a PCB in order to solder to the hidden pads under a cellular module.

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After a short time in retirement, the SparkX A111 Breakout Board is coming back to life as part of the Get Sparked program!

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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.

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Details of a silly problem with a silly solution: How to not overwrite your outgoing SPI data buffer when using the Arduino core libraries

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Detectives came knocking again, and this time they brought a new toy!

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If we've learned one thing at SparkFun it's that geeks love to talk about their projects! We can't wait to share what we've been cooking. Check out the pile of new products, sensors and breakout boards!

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When SparkFun got a shipment of 1:8 scan rate panels, it fell on me to make them work with the wrong library.

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It's not pretty but we've come up with a way to make I2C based libraries even more flexible. Now you can pass a software I2C port into a library!

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We've got the magnetic tile back in stock and the first boards made with Buzzard are in!

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Panelizer and CAMmer: More production tools with EAGLE to avoid silly mistakes.

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I just finished writing the first of several EAGLE web utilities, let me introduce you to Buzzard Label Maker!

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We make a lot of panels. Let's automate it!

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A Better Translation

Watch out, we’ve been translating technical English… How to install and edit the SparkFun English file for the Charm High software.

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Getting the Windows software installed

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From design to population in less than a minute!

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Leader Cheaters

How to add a leader to a cut tape using audio splicing tape.

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Unboxing the $2800 desktop pick and place machine.

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Copyright and Monkeys

What does an image of a flexible display and a monkey have to do with each other?

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After two rounds of SparkX, Nate follows through on "making cool stuff" and building a focused, experimental product development team. Here is a recap of the SparkX journey so far.

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We put an escape room on a board.

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I tried the code and it did not work for me. FOR ANYONE ELSE TRYING IT: If you want it to work, in the attachInterrupt, set the third…

Here's a photo of the the wooden key. I'm proud. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzxsg77x08eytsx/2020-04-06%2015.51.02.jpg?dl=0

Hi! I'm fixing one of these up. Just carved a new key out of wood! But the motor is so noisy! Do you think there's a source for quieter fan…

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Do any of these have a native video out capability? Or would I have to build that from scratch for myself?

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creative idea! and nice write up!! what were your initial concept ideas for the needed sample speed?

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