Enginursday: This Should Be Easy, Right?

December 1, 2016 20

-or- Engineering Is Always Yak-Shaving.

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Enginursday: Levitating Light

November 17, 2016 16

Create your very own levitating light with just a handful of parts.

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Taking Your PiRetrocade to the Next Level

November 10, 2016 12

I started with a PiRetrocade kit and kept adding until I had a major appliance on my hands: my very own full-size arcade cabinet!

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Enginursday: Digital Handpan

November 3, 2016 5

Make your own digital handpan drum using the Teensy Audio Shield and the Teensy's built-in capacitive touch inputs.

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Enginursday: Haunted Spirit Board

October 27, 2016 1

Creating your very own animated prop for Halloween utilizing the STK!

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Enginursday: Playin' with Parylene

October 20, 2016 11

Conformal coatings have always been a big thing in the electronics world, but you rarely see it in the hobbyist/prototyping market. Here's our experience and where it is beneficial to use.

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Enginursday: Acoustic Noise Cancellation with Adaptive Signal Processing

October 13, 2016 12

Filter noise from your latest paranormal investigation field recordings, audio-capturing UAV or anything not related to either of those two things.

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Enginursday: Battle of the RTC

October 6, 2016 11

New tutorials and Arduino libraries for the DeadOn RTC and Real Time Clock module breakout boards – plus, a fun little analog clock project.

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Enginursday: Lessons Learned at the Workbench

September 29, 2016 6

A few thoughts on prototyping and breadboarding

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The Official Stock Photo Guide to Solar Power

September 22, 2016 6

Your farm-to-table walkthrough of solar power: Where does it come from, where does it go, and how many suns will you need for YOUR project?

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Enginursday: SparkFun Pong

September 15, 2016 8

A new twist to the classic party game, Beer Pong!

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SparkFun Things

September 8, 2016 11

We've made a "Stranger Things"-inspired message wall for your viewing (and tweeting!) pleasure.

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Enginursday: JavaScript ... the future of IoT?

September 1, 2016 4

How JavaScript has evolved into a language supporting an entire ecosystem of devices

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Enginursday: Linear Regulator Thermal Tests

August 25, 2016 9

This Enginursday tests a 7805 regulator with various heat sinks.

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Enginursday: Artificial Text

August 18, 2016 5

Playing around with auto-generating content, or predicting next words.

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Ghostly Gadgets - The Lone Sparksmen

August 11, 2016 9

The Lone Sparksmen explore the old legend of Buckskin Joe and Silver Heels on their first paranormal investigation.

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Enginursday: How useful are free tools?

August 4, 2016 15

When you're advertised free toolchains or free value-add, you're skeptical. Ninety-five percent of the time, you're correct, but does that mean the tool isn't worth it?

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Enginursday: SWIT Plant Monitor

July 28, 2016 15

Getting your plants up to Phant and digging in to IFTTT

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SparkFun + Bocoup <3 NodeBots Day

July 21, 2016 0

Join hundreds of makers and hackers around the world to learn about building robots with JavaScript.

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Enginursday: Creating a Custom, Phant-Interfacing Alexa Skill

July 14, 2016 4

How I taught my Amazon Echo to give me hyper-local weather reports

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Inflatable Friends

July 7, 2016 10

Make friends using simple inflatable robotics.

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Enginursday: Even a child could do it!

June 30, 2016 5

Stock photography babies show incompetent adults how to safely work with electronics.

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Enginursday: The TeensyBoom

June 23, 2016 2

Demonstrating a Teensy Audio-based drum machine.

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Enginursday: What (and why) is the Internet of Things?

June 16, 2016 10

An overview of IoT technology

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Enginursday: Light Up Your Home Life

June 9, 2016 2

Home automation with the ESP8266 is now easier than ever!

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Enginursday: Designing a FLiR Pi Camera

June 2, 2016 9

Watch and learn: a video about the design process for a mobile camera

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Enginursday: The Hot Seat

May 26, 2016 17

The long SparkFun tradition of mild sadism in the name of comedy continues!

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Enginursday: Getting Started with the IOIO-OTG

May 19, 2016 0

Check out our Hookup Guide for the new IOIO-OTG.

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Enginursday: Ghostly Gadgets – GTS Detection Device

May 12, 2016 4

Don't judge a book by its cover!

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Enginursday: Open Source Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

May 5, 2016 1

Developing a demo app using an open source cross-platform framework (Xamarin) to display data from SparkFun's Phant server.

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Enginursday: Ghostly Gadgets – The E-Box

April 28, 2016 7

Create a device to investigate the paranormal.

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Enginursday: The Dreaded End of Life

April 21, 2016 12

All good things must come to an end, especially the availability of the component or product you need.

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SbarkFun

April 14, 2016 6

Pooch-inspired projects for SparkFun's four-legged besties

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Enginursday: A new and improved IOIO-OTG!

April 7, 2016 14

Join us for an epic journey into design for manufacturing, voltage spike suppression, stress testing, hex file analysis and more!

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Enginursday: Blynk Board Laundry Monitor

March 31, 2016 9

Check out the new Blynk Board and the tutorials that have sprouted up around it.

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Engineering as depicted in stock photos

March 24, 2016 26

Finding prosperity and personal fulfillment in the growing, fast-paced industry of drawing things in the air.

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Enginursday Tapas

March 17, 2016 4

Rather than a lengthy exploration of a single subject, I'm going to touch on a couple of smaller dishes.

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Enginursday: On the 555 Timer

March 10, 2016 28

For decades, the 555 timer has been a mainstay of hobbyist electronics. Is it time to retire this venerable little workhorse?

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Enginursday: Aquaponics in Bloom

March 3, 2016 7

A quick update on the SparkFun aquaponics system

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Enginursday: KiCad and Open-Source Design

February 25, 2016 22

The process of using open-source designs to get to a final product, featuring KiCad, PJRC, and Advanced Circuits.

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Enginursday: Configuring EAGLE PCB Design Software with a ULP

February 18, 2016 11

A ULP to customize Eagle like the SparkFun engineers

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Enginursday: The cost of cutting edge

February 4, 2016 12

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.

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Enginursday: COSMOS

January 28, 2016 12

The open-source Ball Aerospace Interface System

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Enginursday: First Impressions of the ESP32

January 21, 2016 17

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

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Enginursday: The Electronics of Escape

January 14, 2016 9

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

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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.

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A Brief Digital Imaging Primer

December 31, 2015 4

Some notes (and examples) to help you understand a bit more about the world of digital imaging.

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Enginwedginursday: Hacking Childhood Memories

December 16, 2015 8

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

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Enginursday: Supplies!

December 10, 2015 18

A look inside some common power supplies.

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Enginursday: Extraction of Essential Oils

December 3, 2015 18

Exploring the extraction of plant matter

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