One teen takes on childhood obesity (with some love from the Obamas)!

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New Products! Today we have a slick new chassis, motors, and an awesome preorder for Particle's new Photon IoT board.

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Exploring sleep modes in two WiFi-connected development boards: the ESP8266 Thing and the Photon.

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Want to compete in the SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition? Don't forget to sign up!

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Congratulations to the winner of this month's caption contest!

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This week we have the mysterious and amazing SparkFun 'Thing' as well as a new touchscreen kit.

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Embedded Micro's new IDE and the Lucid language.

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AVC, a part of SparkHacks, has evolved every year since the beginning seven years ago. We are always trying to find ways to make the races more exciting, the side activities more fun and the event more inclusive for the maker and tech community.

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You can 3D print a lot of things, but that doesn't mean it's wise.

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A look back on where I learned to RTFM and an interesting article on the subject from opensource.com

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The FreeSoC2 development board, the Anouk Edition Teensy 3.1, and the SparkFun Photon ecosystem!

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Meet our new product line centered around Particle's Photon WiFi development board!

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Spark IO changes their name. SparkFun and Particle partner to change the world.

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For anyone competing in AVC 2015 (or looking to compete), we have some information regarding registration and verification.

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The dropping cost of LED bulbs is accelerating. We compare a few brands to see how they are approaching design and lower cost manufacturing.

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This week we have a brand new full-featured Cellular Shield and some cool demo videos.

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