We're back with another post, video, and new products. We've got our finger on the pulse of what's new and hot in technology!

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Check out this recap of our trip to a local elementary school!

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Check out the winners from the 2012 SparkFun Halloween Costume Contest!

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Check out today's edition of According to Pete.

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A lot of new stuff showed up again this week. We've got color-changing pigment, a mutant USB cable, and some other goodies for you this week.

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Dave and Mike launch a red SparkFun box on a weather balloon to the edge of the atmosphere.

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Check out this video from Maker Faire New York!

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With a few pieces of machinery, you can make your very own solder paste stencils to aid in surface-mount soldering.

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SparkFun's headed to Missouri to take part in the conference - come check it out!

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It's a special Halloween installment of New Product Friday. We've got some freaky cool stuff this week, check it out.

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Check out this poster of SparkFun bildr designs!

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Don't forget to send us your blinkiest, scariest costumes for a chance at glory!

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Today we have another project from Inventory Nick Poole!

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We try to answer all the questions you might have about open source hardware and the Federal Communications Commission.

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New blinkies, bigger displays, and other great stuff is in store this week. We're also using bigger pictures for the product posts.

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Check out this article about the fall of HeathKit and the Rise of SparkFun

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Our friends at Minibloq have conquered a new goal -- bringing robotics to the masses!

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So you want to experiment with Arduino? Check this out.

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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…
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