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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Ah, so much better than foam peanuts!

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Walking Through Shenzhen

A few pictures from the electronics market in Shenzhen, China.

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Geek Tour 09

Checking out Hong Kong and China with a group of digital media geeks.

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The production team puts their "skillz" to the test to make some creative e-waste art!

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Playing with Cheap Heat Guns

We played with a couple embossing tools to see if we can do hot-air rework. It didn't work out very well.

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The production people are at it again - this time in a friendly creative contest!

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Check out what Spark Fun customers are doing with their Arduinos.

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Lots going on! Checkout our new Profile feature. We got mentioned in Fortune magazine, and we're going to EntConnect.

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Watch Us Cook

We rigged up a web cam on the pick and place for the day. Take a look and see what we're building.

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Circuit Bending RFID

We try to stuff our RFID tag into a Car fob. It didn't work out so good. And we've got new button pad controllers, 10Hz GPS, Arduino XBee shield, new dual-axis gyros, a Nordic RF serial interface board, and a much more!

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The Mobile Office

Building hardware and writing email from the road. In 1989.

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Night Kite

Casey created a kite with LEDs and accelerometer. Checkout this tutorial showing how to use the LilyPad to light up the night!

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Wireless Bootloading

Checkout the new tutorial using the AVR ATmega168 with XBee wireless modules to create a very robust serial bootloader! We also posted a new GeoChron Blue GPS product, programmable oscillator, photocell, and a mux breakout.

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Yes, good luck. I will definitely miss your videos and learning articles. Edit: I just subscribed to your channel.
Of the ones in the guide, rc.local and systemd run as root, so you should be able to run your Python program as root with those. Some of the…
Thanks! I made some videos for Digi-Key earlier this year ([getting started with…
Good luck at your next gig, Shawn! I hope to see more electronics videos from you.
Re second photo, the one of your workbench… How do you keep it so uncluttered? I know from your blogs that you’re not one of those people…
Re- the “Arduino Weather Station Data Analysis” example… lots of Good Stuff there, if you are very serious about weather logging. But the…
When, regarding Blynk, I saw “connects a microcontroller to your phone”, I nearly stopped reading. Was it an SMS (or similar) system? No! At…
Useful guide! Thank you for writing it, Shawn. Do you happen to know how to have any one of these methods run a python program as a root…
Cool thanks! Looks awesome! I’ll have to check it out. =)
Not really a “workshop” – it’s a presentation aimed at (non-“techie”) senior citizens who’ve been hearing the words “micro:bit”, “Arduino”,…

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