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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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Nordic Coaster

Oh PCB layout. How you spite thee. What's a coaster you ask? A <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beermat">coaster </a>is something that sits under a coffee mug (or beer glass) and prevents the vessel on top from leaving a visible ring on a table. It's also a name for a completely screwed up PCB.

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What We Working On?

The <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8635">electret mics</a> we sell work great, but often need some amplification to be able to hook an analog audio signal to a micro.

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Find a cold one

1, 2, 3,... 19 new things to post. We are really excited about so many of these, it's hard to choose where to start.

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Have you seen the latest edition of <a href="http://www.nutsvolts.com/">Nuts and Volts</a>?

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When we got the new magnetic stripe <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8633">readers</a> and <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8634">writers</a>, we didn't really expect to see them work so easily!

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We're very fortunate to be a <a href="http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2008/sponsors/">sponsor</a> at Maker Faire this year in San Mateo, May 3-4. Show us what you're building!

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More new!

Wow! We've had a lot of new gadgets posted this week! Don't forget to check the listing from yesterday as well.

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New Fun

We had to reshuffle a few categories to make room for the new.

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TLAs

Lots of three letter acronyms today.

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Metallic Salmon

What color is Metallic Salmon? I have no idea, but the S371 does.

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We've updated our <a href="http://www.opencircuits.com/SFE_Footprint_Library_Eagle">Eagle Footprint Library</a> on the Open Circuits website (we love that place!)

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Protect Any Project

The <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8601">SparkFun project case</a> is an enclosure as you would expect, with the addition of a series of small raised dots on the bottom half of the enclosure.

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Shout Out to Malawi

This week, with the help of <a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/">Google Analytics</a>, we see that SparkFun is getting hits from all over the world, including 1 hit from Malawi in south west Africa. Hello to our new friends in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi">Malawi</a>!

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Happy Friday!

So many new cool things to play with. Where do we start? How about the RFL Robot...

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Feedback and Wikipedia

You might notice a new link over on the left hand side called 'Feedback'. If you discover a broken link, click on 'Feedback' (a new window will pop up) and drop us a line. Quick and painless.

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Soldering Basics

After a fair amount of work, we have completed what we hope to be an educational kit and supporting printed materials to go along with the <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=BEE-7-SMDSoldering">SMD Soldering</a> lecture.

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Track your Tiger

It's not quite small enough to track your cat, but the <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8289">Uber Tracker</a> is a beast of a product.

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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…

I remember how hard it was trying to come up with a traffic light model for my science project back in high school.

Hi there, it sounds like you are looking for technical assistance. Please use the link in…

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

Thanks! The necessary sample rate is sort of dictated by the tempo of typical children's music. For example Jingle Bells, Mary Had a Lamb,…

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

Awesome. But how did you disable the highly vulnerable receiver built in to your garage opener?

Ah cool. For the comparison, I wanted to keep it simple with only temperature measurements. The humidity/temperature sensors lowers the cost…

I studied linear circuits and analysis in my second smester of university and i struggled a lot in making circuits especially digital clock.…

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