If you are working on a project, people (like us!) want to know!

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A deliciously designed maze and new products galore!

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Free Day Recap

Free Day has come and gone. So how did it go?

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The week has finally arrive - Free Day is this Thursday, January 7th, 2010!

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SparkFun had a busy 2009!

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Trends of 2009

Spending some time with Google Trends and trying to predict the future.

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Snappy Cluster

The cluster has arrived to our new data center! 5 Dell PowerEdges with 10 megabit burstable to 100 megabit. We're trimming the fat off our site and making things much faster.

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'Tis the Season

A cool Christmas project, Adafruit gets a C&D, and products!

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Drop Boxed to NZ

It's a special day when hardware guys recommend something that is software. I apologize if this sounds like a bad infomercial at 2AM. Dropbox has completely won me over. If you are like me, and have multiple computers that need to share files, Dropbox solves the file sharing and backup problems. I installed Dropbox on my home PC and a little icon sits in my task bar. I've got files on my home PC like my Eagle projects, my excel files, my docs, and my various collections of C code. So I drag and drop these into a folder on my C: drive, a folder called 'My Dropbox'. Simple enough. Then I go into work and install Dropbox. A couple minutes later I've got a folder on my C: drive called 'My Dropbox' and it's got all the files that my home PC had. I've got 2GB free, to

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The holidays are just around the corner, but SparkFun got an early Christmas present - a new pick and place!

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Get $200 for guessing when Free Day is over! And checkout the tank visualization game that came out of RoboJoust.

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RoboJoust is off

We are sad to announce RoboJoust has been canceled. But the robot hacking on Saturday is still on.

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Products everywhere!

A handful - wait, no! - a fistful of new products!

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Pocket $100 worth of free stuff! No really. It's coming on January 7th. We're opening up our doors and letting anyone take $100 worth of free goodies. Also, a reminder that SparkFun will be closed at the end of this week!

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BlueSMiRF Scam

We've posted a gift guide! And BlueSMiRF makes an appearance with the Canadian authorities.

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RoboJoust is coming!

A reminder of SparkFun's newest competition - the RoboJoust!

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We've got a cool motion tracking project, a bunch of new products, and a reminder that the RoboJoust is just around the corner!

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Snow Photos and New Stuff

We're back to work and we've got more new: AVC 2010 now open, Vegas video, new robot competition, sensor kit, Simon PTH kit, motor driver, new robot kits, temperature sensor, MSP430F249, 7-segment display controller and a TFT128 ScreenKey development board.

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Security is always a security/usability trade off. That’s why all of my bank passwords are on this post-it note on my monitor; I want them…
Funny you call us out on that. I thought the same thing. Legally our company name is “Spark Fun Electronics Inc”. SparkFun is a registered…
Hah, that’s a great one! Very useful for my personal projects. Thanks for sharing!
Careful, somebody might think it is an acronym: ToFU Ware.
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You sure that signed driver image at the end is legit? Isn’t it called “SparkFun” without the space? ;)
There isn’t really such a thing as true security, especially if humans are involved. Our gov’t used Stuxnet to break those centrifuges in…
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