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128 Blog Posts for enginursday

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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.

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.

SbarkFun

April 14, 2016 6

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

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!

Enginursday: Blynk Board Laundry Monitor

March 31, 2016 9

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

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.

Enginursday Tapas

March 17, 2016 3

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

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?

Enginursday: Aquaponics in Bloom

March 3, 2016 6

A quick update on the SparkFun aquaponics system

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.

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.

Enginursday: COSMOS

January 28, 2016 12

The open-source Ball Aerospace Interface System

Enginursday: First Impressions of the ESP32

January 21, 2016 7

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 2

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 5

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!