Hacker-in-Residence: Interactive Garments

Happy Monday friends – it’s time to welcome a new hacker to our ranks! Say hello to Matt Pinner. Hello, Matt Pinner! Matt is here for three weeks and has already been hard at work in our Engineering department. Let’s learn more about Matt. Can you share your background, interests, and…

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Happy Arduino Day!

EDIT: 3/30/2014 Midnight - Arduino Day is over! If you placed a backorder on March 29th then don’t worry about settling your balance right away. We’ll get in touch with you when payment is due! Also, if you contacted Customer Service before the Arduino Day sale ended please be patient and…

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New Product Friday: There is no Spoon

We’re back, as always, with more new products for you. This week we just have a few, but one of them is mind control, so we’ve got that going for us. Be sure to check the video. This really is the future, isn’t it? Put something on your head, load an app on your phone, and see your…

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Enginursday: Get Roving!

Robotics competitions are a great way to hone your skills by designing with a purpose (and a deadline). There are competitions large and small all over the world, for all skill levels, with all kinds of goals, both constructive and destructive. If you’ve been following SparkFun for a while…

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SparkFun Live: Temperature-sensing Lunchbox

Greetings humans. It’s time once again for everyone’s favorite live community project build extravaganza fest, where ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. For this edition of SparkFun Live, which will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at 3:00 MT, Evan in Tech Support will show us how to build a…

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McGuckin and SparkFun Workshop This Weekend!

This coming Saturday, SparkFun and local business McGuckin Hardware are teaming up to offer Boulder-area residents a crash-course in beginner soldering. Join us on Saturday, March 29th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at McGuckin Hardware at 2525 Arapahoe Ave. in sunny Boulder, Colorado. We’ll be working…

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SparkFun April Fool's Prank Contest

We love a good prank. The build up, the suspense - the final moments…it’s just so much fun. Today we want to invite you to participate in the SparkFun April Fool’s Prank Contest. Watch the video for more details: Did you watch? No? Ok, well here are the rules or those who prefer…

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New Product Friday: Sick, Yo!

Friday is all about new products here at SparkFun. This week is no exception. We have a pretty wide selection this week as well as another Robotics 101 video. First, here are the products. Can anyone guess the song that was playing on the Gram Piano? It really brings back some old memories. We only…

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Fluke Responds to Trademark Problems

Yesterday, we wrote a fairly-lengthy post about an ongoing customs issue we were dealing with. Essentially, our $15 multimeter, which we source as a quality entry-level meter for DIY enthusiasts is in violation of a trademark held by Fluke Corporation. The culprit. The problem boils down to the fact…

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SXSW Create 2014

Two weeks ago we were just 19 people with a dream: a dream to put a sharp needle and a fistful of electronics in the hands of every man, woman and child at South By Southwest, and teach them how to sew up a circuit (also a dream to put a breakfast taco in the hands and mouths of 19 SparkFun…

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Fluke, we love you but you're killing us.

Today (March 20, 2014), Fluke reached out to us. Here is what they had to say. SparkFun has officially accepted their offer and will be donating the Fluke multimeters to several educational institutions and schools. Part of SparkFun’s business model is to find really cool items that every…

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Hacker-in-Residence: Environment-responsive Electronics

It seems like only yesterday we were high-fiving resident hacker Matthew Burmeister for joining us to work on his weather station, and now it’s new hacker time already! So let’s give the proverbial welcoming cake shaped like a basket of kittens to Kathryn Shroyer, who is joining us from…

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March Caption Contest Winner

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You may notice a few changes around the SparkFun site - we encourage you to poke around! Now, no more time wasting - let’s talk caption contest! Flash mob practice at Sparkfun - “Ok, one more time. Pivot… Step… Jazz hand!” Congratulations to…

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New Product Friday: A Good Day to Pi

Hello loyal SparkFunions! We’re back for another round of “what’s new at Sparkfun.” This week we have a few SparkFun products, so let’s see what we’ve got. If anyone’s wondering, that was custard topped with raspberries. That’s the closest thing we…

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Enginursday: To be a fly on the wall...

There’s a fine balance to walk in wearable electronics between form and function. You want as much utility as possible, and you like to imagine that someday, something you create will be as indispensable to someone’s life as a smart phone. But you also want to create something beautiful;…

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The Nation's Biggest Science Fair - USASEF

We want you to join us at the nation’s largest Science Fair from Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC! We’ll be hosting special events and workshops on Thursday and Friday as well as soldering, e-sewing and…

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SparkFun Live: Coin-operated Insult Generator reminder!

It’s the final countdown. Join us at 3:00 MT today for the Coin-operated Insult Generator edition of SparkFun Live! Together with engineer Mike Hord we will build the HaterMatic, and crush the self-esteem of your enemies while also taking their spare change. At 3:00, the live build can be…

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Building an Auduino Step Sequencer

I know what you’re thinking - “You spelled ‘Arduino’ wrong!” But no so fast! What you see below is the Auduino Step Sequencer - an Arduino-based synthesizer that’ll have you up and dubstepping in no time! This project comes to you via SparkFun Creative…

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Your March Caption Contest

Think you’ve got what it takes? Follow these simple rules for your shot at glory! Leave your funniest clean caption in the comments section below. We reserve the right to delete captions that we deem inappropriate. We’re not too stingy, but try to keep it moderately PG-13. Captions…

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New Product Friday: Bubblicious

We’re back with more new products! We have a little bit of something for everyone this week. Be sure to check out the bubble displays in action in the video. I’m already trying to find a use for those displays. They aren’t the brightest in the world, but they’re really cool…

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“No drones were harmed during the filming of this ad”

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You might want to share this idea with Consumer reports on packaging testing. I don’t know if they thought of dropping packaging from an AVC…

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I’m afraid it’s rather more like NASCAR giving 5 teams a brand new engine a week before the race while everyone else got to go pick their…

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lcox / 10 hours ago 1

Definitely gives new meaning to the phrase “drop shipping”.

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cypher543 / 11 hours ago 1

But no one even knows what the 3DR Rover platform can do (at least, I can’t find any mention of it on Google). It could be beyond what…

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You guys forgot a disclaimer “No drones were hurt in the making of this video.”

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I think a package delivery challenge should be created, I’d be rather interested in watching that drones try to complete that

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