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It is that time again! SparkFun Electronics will be closed Friday, January 13th for our annual inventory day. Please keep in mind that any orders placed after 2PM (Mountain Time) on Thursday, January 12th will not ship or be prepared for local pickup until we open for normal operations on Monday, January 16th. In addition, tours will resume on Friday, January 20th. Thank you for your patience!

We've partnered with 14-year-old whiz kid Quin Etnyre to bring his first Kickstarter to life!

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The positives and negatives of shipping lithium batteries in the 21st century.

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Nearly a year ago I made a terrible mistake. I bought a jet engine.

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Building a muscle-riffic demo for conductive yarn!

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Based on our behavior in previous years we should not be allowed back, but here we come.

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The VL6180 Time of Flight sensor hits this week - plus a few other gems!

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Radio Shack is finally declaring bankruptcy, but for many of us, it died a long, long time ago

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Let's celebrate Thomas Edison's birthday and talk about our Edison Blocks and some information on how to get started with the Intel Edison.

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The latest greatest IDE is now available for download.

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In this final installment, we talk about the completed workspace from parts I and II

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This week we have a couple new products to talk about for your next robotics project. Check it out!

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In this week's Enginursday, Joel shows off his aquatic turtle habitat, complete with an above-tank basking area, automated lighting, and an aquaponic feeding system.

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A cool project from "Popular Science" writer Dave Prochnow

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After a decade of debate and public outcry last summer, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a statement today promising to protect the open Internet.

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Do you have the electronics chops to take home the prize?

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We're excited to celebrate a win for libraries everywhere!

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Absolutely, we already have one in progress and plan to release it when the Sweep officially goes live.
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