A few thoughts on prototyping and breadboarding

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You know the SIK; you love the SIK – now let's turn up the volume.

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Let's rock with the new SparkFun Proto Pedal guitar pedal and some cool revisions!

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Your farm-to-table walkthrough of solar power: Where does it come from, where does it go, and how many suns will you need for YOUR project?

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The newest version of EdiBot relies on contour finding in OpenCV to locate and chase yellow objects.

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Today's the Day for AVC

Come watch the games at SparkFun's headquarters or on our live streams!

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New Products on the Day Before AVC: LIDAR, AutoDriver and Jumper Wires!

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A new twist to the classic party game, Beer Pong!

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Baby sleep pattern monitor utilizing the SparkFun ESP8266 Thing, Blynk app, and SparkFun ADXL345 Library

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How to make faux neon signs with EL wire and rigid aquarium tubing

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AVC: The Greatest Show on Earth!

Six days and counting till the biggest, best autonomous vehicle competition in SparkFun history Sept. 17

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A new ANTenna from Great Scott Gadgets, a new book, and new organization receptacle!

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We've made a "Stranger Things"-inspired message wall for your viewing (and tweeting!) pleasure.

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Be part of AVC from anywhere in the known universe with an internet connection.

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Adding a chronograph to a Hot Wheels track to measure the speed of passing toy cars.

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Truth, although I hear that you can use the sharp edges to mark your material, if you’re careful.
I may have to do a micrometers tutorial in the future, but I rarely use them. I find that my calipers do most of the heavy lifting. As for…
One thing I forgot to mention: when using a vernier (no matter how you pronounce it!) if the zeros line up exactly with the fixed marks,…
Although I agree that for really reliable values, you need to use a “standard” (not to mention having everything at the right temperature),…
Good tutorial, Shawn! Calipers are definitely easier to use than micrometers, and for many purposes, are accurate enough. Each has things…
not directed at anyone specific, just don’t do it.
Calipers are never an improvised adjustable wrench!!!
This is a good explanation of how to use calipers. I would also add that calipers will only provide accurate measurements if they have been…
After adding the external battery do you find the extra bulk gets in the way of some readings?
Would you be willing to share these graphics. They are awesome

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