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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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