Viliam sends us GPS logs from his trip home to Slovakia.

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CTP's Snarky Buttons

Funny buttons created by jack-of-all-trades Christopher Palmer.

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Light Bar Controller

Adam creates a light bar controller inside a SparkFun box.

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New article on Ultrasonic sensors from Maxbotix and we unleash our new comments feature!

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UBW and POV

USB Bit Wacker used to create persistence of vision.

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A new tutorial on enclosure modification.

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VAWT?

Vertical axis wind turbine and new camera, DAC, and opamp boards

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Product Feeding

Lots of new products listed. Be sure to sign up for the New Product RSS feed.

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GPS Pen

Using a GPS Logger to create a self portrait on the face of the globe.

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Fuzzy Logic is a novel way of quickly demonstrating circuits and electricity.

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Football Sensors

Carnegie Mellon using SparkFun sensors for game metrics.

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SparkFun Rubik's Cube

A SparkFun product Proposal by Patricio Sthandier

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Maker Faire 2008 was another extremely entertaining event. We got to catch up with lots of current customers (you guys rock) and met many new friends.

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We'll be at Maker Faire in San Mateo. Come visit us!

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Insanity of Scale

We <i>accidentally</i> stepped on an SD card, and what we found inside mystifies me.

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Cass emailed us about an interesting, nicely polished, new musical instrument created by a student team in the United Kingdom.

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Wanna see something neat?

I love it when I hear this in the office. Every once and awhile we get to hear from a SparkFun customer who is working on something phenomenal. Most recently, Aaron our tech support guru forwarded me an email from Jared, a customer using the GeoChron in a unique way.

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We'll be at Maker Faire next week, Friday 5/2 to Sunday 5/4. If you're anywhere near San Francisco or San Mateo, you should swing by the SparkFun booth! We're bringing things... Blinky things. And some fun stuff too.

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Acclerometer Etchasketch

It's probably been done a few times before, but it's really neat to be able to control an Etchasketch with a couple accelerometers.

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Rotary Potentiometers

It's like a capacitive rotary dial with the need for sensitive ICs! The Softpot Rotary from Spectrasymbol is the latest of a handful of new potentiometers.

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Hmm... hadn't thought of using the female headers for those "off-grid" pins on the pro-Minis. (I've cut one end off a couple of M-M jumpers…

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