MAKE Magazine hits Japan, pogo pins and PCB hardware, and a easy to use barcode scanner.

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Do you know anyone who made any money patenting something? Thoughts from Democratizing Innovation.

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Back to the Future

We're highly anticipated in a Computer World article.

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New Flash: SparkFun users are more likely to use Apple or Linux than the market average. And I like pie. What else is obvious?

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Arduino Mega

New Arduino Mega, Atomic inertia measurement unit, coffee mug, solder, jumper wires, and mini-Bully posted.

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A snapshot of a rover, the list of competitors, and other random thoughts.

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We've got a new GPS buying guide, new MP3 board, serial multiplexer, SparkFun wrist belt, servo extension, iPhone LCD, low-cost DMM, a programmable oscillator, and lots of snow.

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Massive FIRST Timer

Mike shows us his giant FIRST timer. It's snowing again. And tomorrow doesn't look good either.

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Counting Beans on Friday

We're shutting down shipping on Friday March 27th, 2009 to take inventory.

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Apollo vs. Atmel

How many MIPS does it take to get to the moon?

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Meetup In Boston

Catching up with SparkFun/Make friends, and inspecting bars in Boston.

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One tutorial, some case mods, one new product, and a customer's interesting take on recycling SparkFun shipping boxes.

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Fighting Fires

Having fun in the parking lot, putting out fires. SparkFun gets trained on how to use a fire extinguisher. Plus, two new classes and a few new products.

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Fun with Balloons

Meteotek has combined two of my favorite things - balloons and electronics. Checkout the images for this balloon sat project.

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BatchPCB Gets a Feature

Now you can offer public PCB designs!

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Nordic FCC Study

SparkFun's module shows up in an FCC study on body sensor networks. We've also got a new speedometer tutorial and some new products.

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Tour Photos From China

Some additional photos are posted!

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New. Lots. XBee, linear pots, encoder, USB ANT Stick, a little LilyPad proto board, some AA batteries, and a new Rotary Phone using Bluetooth!

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Geami!

Ah, so much better than foam peanuts!

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