We are seven weeks out from SparkFun AVC 2018 and we’re starting to ramp up preparation for the event!

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Exciting parts call for exciting projects. This one turns a dangerous laser into a sci-fi ray gun.

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A new series of bendable EL wire, an advanced debugging cable for ChromeOS, and a sensor probe for your Shapeoko and Nomad CNC mills!

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Here at SparkFun, we love our dogs. When we searched deep in our dog-loving hearts, we found one true question: What if they could talk?

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DIY Festival Totem

Check out my glowing totem - perfect for your next festival!

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A new guide shows you how to enable remote desktop on your Raspberry Pi.

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The YARD Stick One from Great Scott Gadgets is here, along with the RPLIDAR and two fun, SparkFun Original Paper Circuit kits!

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What an internship at SparkFun is like, the projects I've been up to, and the lessons learned so far.

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Here's your chance to get a special product for free each week of July!

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We tend to over-simplify the act of dropping an LED into a circuit. But do you know what all of those specs in the data sheet mean?

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Two new FLIR imaging products, a load of ways to easily hook up your LEDs and other optoelectronics, and a new USB cable.

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Try adding a LED strip to your 3D printer for better lighting with this quick and simple solution!

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SparkFun is supporting regional alternative transportation goals by making biking to work fun!

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The multi-year adventure of building JRover from scratch, as told by its creator

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A large Summer Solstice Sale, a new 3D printer, five new CNC machines, and three little sensor boards. It's a big Friday!

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SparkFun visits a team of highly-professional, amateur pyrotechnicians.

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It's Pride Month and I've interviewed a few of our customers to find out what — if anything — being gay has to do with being a maker.

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