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Introducing the SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier, various load cells, new products from Chibitronics, and more!

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Sign up for one of the awesome workshops being hosted at this year's AVC!

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This tutorial will give you the tools you need to write different images to SD cards.

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Details about the MAME cabinet project I am working on.

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Robotics kits, a wireless door lock, and more! New Products, yay!

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A look at 2015 releases, and the electronic costuming opportunities they bring!

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What it takes to get our favorite annual event off the ground, straight from SparkFun's event planner!

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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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