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.
An overview of Espressif's sequel to the ESP8266 - a new WiFi/Bluetooth-enabled system-on-chip, with a massive GPIO count.
A peek behind the scenes of a popular escape room, and into the electronics powering the mystery.
I've got a project on my workbench that I was hoping to share, but I met some unexpected difficulty along the way.
Reliving childhood memories through the magic of Legos and 3D printing.
Exploring the extraction of plant matter
SparkFun is headed west to the Hackaday SuperConference
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).
A different approach to the problem we solved last week
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.
Are you a maker trying to learn how to Hack the Gibson? Consider going to DEF CON!
SparkFun's drivers for MS Windows are now signed!
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.
The third installment of the ongoing jet engine build, where we have ignition, and Luke finally confronts his jerk dad.
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.
Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.
This post highlights my method of creating the control system for our AVC battle arena.
Sparklers and the science behind fireworks.
Exploring sleep modes in two WiFi-connected development boards: the ESP8266 Thing and the Photon.
Embedded Micro's new IDE and the Lucid language.
Ever wonder how the Arduino IDE translates your code into instructions for the processor?
A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.
Exploring a simple von Neumann architecture computer
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.
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.
An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.
The release of Arduino 1.6 has really improved my Arduino-programming life thanks to custom platform support, command line utilities and line numbers!
Thoughts and ramblings about numbers, plus an interesting discovery.
Nearly a year ago I made a terrible mistake. I bought a jet engine.
Radio Shack is finally declaring bankruptcy, but for many of us, it died a long, long time ago
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.
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.
My experience at CES 2015 and my thoughts on attending.
Gathering ideas from developers and hackers, and sharing a few of our own!
Examining the inner workings of an electric chord organ.
Sewing- not just for clothes anymore! (Or ever, really.)
Examining one of the categories that occupies significant space on my workbench: wire strippers.
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?
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.
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.