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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.

Enginursday: Open Hardware Summit 2014

October 16, 2014 3

A quick overview of the neat stuff seen at the 2014 Open Hardware Summit.

Enginursday: Digging into the Werkstatt

October 9, 2014 8

Drive the Moog Werkstatt-01 with the SparkPunk sequencer, and starting in on a MIDI-to-CV converter.

Enginursday: Developing on the Edison

October 2, 2014 16

How will you be developing code for the Edison? Here are a few methods we're exploring!

The Edison is Not a Raspberry Pi

September 25, 2014 55

To compare the Edison and the Raspberry Pi is to do a disservice to both.

Enginursday: These Are Not the Drones You're Looking For

September 18, 2014 16

Sweeping legal changes are afoot that could change the hobbyist airspace for years to come. Your input can make a difference.

Enginursday: A Template for Edison Blocks

September 11, 2014 30

Our design philosophy behind the Edison blocks, and how you can help evolve the ecosystem!

Enginursday: Controlling Hardware Through the Internet With M2X

September 4, 2014 0

Overview of the related M2X Learn tutorial, which walks users through the process of connecting an Arduino and CC3000 to AT&T's M2X service.

Enginursday: This is why we can't have nice things

August 28, 2014 36

In which I buy a cheap truck, planning on using my hacking skills to keep it going, and the universe calls my bluff

Enginursday: DIY Assistive Technology Mouse

August 14, 2014 10

SparkFun's first attempt at creating an inexpensive, accessible, DIY assistive technology mouse.

Enginursday: EnLightningment

August 7, 2014 2

In this week's Enginursday post, Joel discusses how he went about making a control box for a large scale interactive EL wire art installation.

Enginursday: Doing Something Spectacular

July 31, 2014 59

We really want to do a fun and amazing project here in Engineering and want to know your thoughts.

Enginursday: Open Ephys

July 17, 2014 2

An open-source electrophysiology project