Adam creates a light bar controller inside a SparkFun box.
New article on Ultrasonic sensors from Maxbotix and we unleash our new comments feature!
USB Bit Wacker used to create persistence of vision.
A new tutorial on enclosure modification.
Vertical axis wind turbine and new camera, DAC, and opamp boards
Lots of new products listed. Be sure to sign up for the New Product RSS feed.
Using a GPS Logger to create a self portrait on the face of the globe.
Fuzzy Logic is a novel way of quickly demonstrating circuits and electricity.
Carnegie Mellon using SparkFun sensors for game metrics.
A SparkFun product Proposal by Patricio Sthandier
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.
We'll be at Maker Faire in San Mateo. Come visit us!
We <i>accidentally</i> stepped on an SD card, and what we found inside mystifies me.
Cass emailed us about an interesting, nicely polished, new musical instrument created by a student team in the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.