Check out this tutorial about using openFrameworks with your Arduino.

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Check out this tutorial about turning your Pro Micro into a USB Keyboard or Mouse!

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It's yet another new product post with a couple breakout boards and some products you asked for last week!

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Dust of your karate skills for this solder removal tip!

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Check out the SparkFun Laser Limbo Project!

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Check out this month's version of "According to Pete."

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SparkFun is clearing out our production stock and we have a few ICs that we don't use on current assemblies. Check out those and some new products.

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Check out this project inspired by "Young Frankenstein."

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Little Box Stores

Where do you shop for your hobby needs?

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Using the ProMicro

Check out this new tutorial about the ProMicro board!

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Another round of new products, and a special project for this week.

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We're working on being more sustainable. Have any ideas?

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Just a friendly reminder of an upcoming class.

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Eagle 6 Has Landed

The PCB layout tool we use called Eagle has undergone some helpful changes in v6.

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We skipped our video last week, but we're back with a whole bunch of new products and a cool demo.

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Plushbot Class

Can't think of a Valentine's present for your sweetheart?

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SparkFun has now decided to take an official position on the matter and stands with our fellow citizens of the internet by opposing SOPA and PIPA!

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Build your own datalogger for your Arduino!

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Came across a GREAT tip a while back to measure the center to center spacing for 2 (same sized) holes. Use the calipers to measure the…
Marking with the sharp edges seems to work better with: * high quality calipers that are actually made from hard metal. * machinists marking…
I tried to buy one but they are not available? I asked to be notified. Do you know when there will be availability?
What about an improvised hammer? ;-) (grinning, ducking, and running)
As I said, I also usually forget about it. But the times that I do remember to use it I find my measurement is less fiddly to take.
Not usually. No more than having a giant dial or some other piece protruding from the face of the slider.
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