SparkFun is headed west to the Hackaday SuperConference

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An easy project to keep your quadrupedal family members safe!

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Let's get this month started off right.

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3.14159265359! A new kit, accessories, and maybe a few new IoT devices!

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In lieu of any cool, new project, I took on the task of updating documentation and example code for the MLX90614 IR Thermometer Evaluation Board (and shaved some yaks in the process).

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Deals to make you say BOO, but not like in a bad way.

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Our fearless CEO details his data-logging work on SparkFun's hive

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A new breakout and a new touch pot will really help you get in contact with the region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from Earth.

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Hacked Haunts

Some tools for hacking your home or professional haunt for light, sound, and animatronics!

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We've cracked the code! Discovered the secret! Don't look at the date, just believe that this isn't a joke!

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Halloween is coming! Let's turn this place into a shop of horrors.

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A new robotics board and Arduino shield should help ease you into the weekend!

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A different approach to the problem we solved last week

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Join our Google Hangout with Intel to learn more about the world of Edison!

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Rob may no longer be with us but it's Friday and that still means a Product Post!

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Yeah, I remember the original “optical” mice. I really hated these things – to the point when the mechanical mouse on my Sparkstation…
Hello, I am wondering if you needed to mount the ‘neon light’ onto a backboard like the real ones or whether it really is sturdy enough to…
I wish things were as simple as shown in the above diagrams. But they are not - far from it. If you connect any kind of arduino directly to…
Shawn, here is an example of “worst dimmer ever.” I’ll take your…
Interesting….I didn’t know that. I would have thought they all used potentiometers!
Thanks! Sad that we missed it by a week! I do remember those old mice….I was always having to clean out the ball cavity. I didn’t have an…
The N64 controller’s analog stick used rotary encoders instead of potentiometers… The PlayStation 1 “dualshock” controllers used…
Forgot to mention another place rotary encoders are/were found: those of us who remember “mechanical” mice, they had one quadrature detector…
Hi Shawn! Great video! I just wish you’d posted it last Monday! FWIW, Tuesday of last week I was at an Amateur (Ham) Radio club meeting, and…
I have a quick request. Once you have the schematic and board finalized, please provide both the schematic and a board output as pdf files…

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