114 Blog Posts for enginursday

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Enginursday: The cost of cutting edge

February 4, 2016 11

It always starts the same; I get an amazing new device or technology dumped in my lap. Then sets in the reality of doing my job.

Enginursday: COSMOS

January 28, 2016 10

The open-source Ball Aerospace Interface System

Enginursday: First Impressions of the ESP32

January 21, 2016 6

An overview of Espressif's sequel to the ESP8266 - a new WiFi/Bluetooth-enabled system-on-chip, with a massive GPIO count.

Enginursday: The Electronics of Escape

January 14, 2016 8

A peek behind the scenes of a popular escape room, and into the electronics powering the mystery.

Enginursday: Revisiting the 4x4 LED Button Pad

January 7, 2016 6

I've got a project on my workbench that I was hoping to share, but I met some unexpected difficulty along the way.

Enginwedginursday: Hacking Childhood Memories

December 16, 2015 8

Reliving childhood memories through the magic of Legos and 3D printing.

Enginursday: Hackaday SuperConference

November 5, 2015 0

SparkFun is headed west to the Hackaday SuperConference

Enginursday: Revisiting the MLX90614 IR Thermometer

October 29, 2015 5

In lieu of any cool, new project, I took on the task of updating documentation and example code for the MLX90614 IR Thermometer Evaluation Board (and shaved some yaks in the process).

Enginursday: Automating Greenhouses

October 1, 2015 0

Check out the next chapter in the aquaponics automation saga. The project has moved beyond a small indoor system to automating an entire geodesic dome greenhouse full of many different systems.

Enginursday: DEF CON and r00tz Asylum

September 17, 2015 2

Are you a maker trying to learn how to Hack the Gibson? Consider going to DEF CON!

Enginursday: Choose Your Photon IDE Adventure

August 20, 2015 3

If you want to write code for the Particle Photon, an online, "cloud" IDE isn't your only option. Check out our "Photon Development Guide" to see how you can set up a Photon development environment of your own.

Return of the Turbine!

July 30, 2015 27

The third installment of the ongoing jet engine build, where we have ignition, and Luke finally confronts his jerk dad.

My Magic Lunchbox!

July 23, 2015 7

As an engineer at SparkFun, I make a lot of temporary projects. The Magic Lunchbox helps me take them home to work on without damaging them.

Enginursday: Building Large LED Projects

July 16, 2015 7

Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.

Designing a control system for a robot battle arena

July 9, 2015 12

This post highlights my method of creating the control system for our AVC battle arena.

Enginursday: Deep Sleep Adventures

May 28, 2015 4

Exploring sleep modes in two WiFi-connected development boards: the ESP8266 Thing and the Photon.

Enginursday: A New Approach to FPGAs!

May 21, 2015 23

Embedded Micro's new IDE and the Lucid language.

Arduino: Under the Hood

May 7, 2015 16

Ever wonder how the Arduino IDE translates your code into instructions for the processor?

Enginursday: Aquaponics and the Internet-of-Things

April 23, 2015 15

A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.

Enginursday: Computer Basics

April 9, 2015 7

Exploring a simple von Neumann architecture computer

You're shopping with us, you're already a step ahead; IoT and You.

April 2, 2015 8

The Internet of Things is a notion of a new age of internet connected devices. It stands to be a great time in technological advancement. You, as our customer, are in a position to get into it from the beginning.

Enginursday: Arduino Celebration and Hexbugs hacking with Bob Martin

March 26, 2015 8

Interested in hacking Hexbugs? Check out this in-depth interview jam-packed with tips and advice from Bob Martin! Bob is the Senior Applications Manager, Central Applications Group of Atmel Inc.

Enginursday: OSHWA Update

March 19, 2015 4

An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.

Enginursday: Life Improvements with Arduino 1.6

March 12, 2015 16

The release of Arduino 1.6 has really improved my Arduino-programming life thanks to custom platform support, command line utilities and line numbers!

Enginursday: Divisibility

February 26, 2015 24

Thoughts and ramblings about numbers, plus an interesting discovery.

Enginursday: Radio Shack: A Remembrance

February 12, 2015 30

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

Enginursday: Turtleponics

February 5, 2015 4

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.

Enginursday: InfoSec for Hardware Geeks

January 29, 2015 8

The word "hacker" is often abused in the DIY community. In this post we talk about traditional grey-hat hacking in relation to hardware and DIY electronics.

Enginursday: CES, You should go next year.

January 22, 2015 13

My experience at CES 2015 and my thoughts on attending.

Enginursday: Developers and Getting Started with Programming

January 15, 2015 14

Gathering ideas from developers and hackers, and sharing a few of our own!

Enginursday: Magnus Chord Organ Teardown

January 8, 2015 19

Examining the inner workings of an electric chord organ.

Soft Fabrication for the Beginner

December 18, 2014 14

Sewing- not just for clothes anymore! (Or ever, really.)

Enginursday: Favorite Tools

December 11, 2014 21

Examining one of the categories that occupies significant space on my workbench: wire strippers.

Enginursday: Leaving the protection of the Van Allen belt

December 4, 2014 23

As the new Orion capsule takes flight, NASA is working to better understand what we did almost 40 years ago with the moon landings. Why have we not ventured beyond the Van Allen belt?

Enginursday: Adventures in Building My Own Workbench Part 2 (Or How I Learned To Love the Triangle)

November 27, 2014 26

I share my designs for my new electronics workbench and go over some of the design decisions for it. I also cover what makes triangles more stable than squares.

Enginursday: Solving Real-World Problems with Data.SparkFun.com

November 13, 2014 12

Learn how data.sparkfun.com can help you not just collect data, but also use that data to make hypothesizes, see trends, and make adjustments to a variety of systems.

Finding an Enclosure for Your Project

November 6, 2014 21

Good ways to find unique and affordable enclosures for your projects.