How I taught my Amazon Echo to give me hyper-local weather reports
Stock photography babies show incompetent adults how to safely work with electronics.
An overview of IoT technology
Home automation with the ESP8266 is now easier than ever!
Watch and learn: a video about the design process for a mobile camera
The long SparkFun tradition of mild sadism in the name of comedy continues!
Check out our Hookup Guide for the new IOIO-OTG.
Don't judge a book by its cover!
Developing a demo app using an open source cross-platform framework (Xamarin) to display data from SparkFun's Phant server.
Create a device to investigate the paranormal.
All good things must come to an end, especially the availability of the component or product you need.
Join us for an epic journey into design for manufacturing, voltage spike suppression, stress testing, hex file analysis and more!
Check out the new Blynk Board and the tutorials that have sprouted up around it.
Finding prosperity and personal fulfillment in the growing, fast-paced industry of drawing things in the air.
Rather than a lengthy exploration of a single subject, I'm going to touch on a couple of smaller dishes.
For decades, the 555 timer has been a mainstay of hobbyist electronics. Is it time to retire this venerable little workhorse?
A quick update on the SparkFun aquaponics system
The process of using open-source designs to get to a final product, featuring KiCad, PJRC, and Advanced Circuits.
A ULP to customize Eagle like the SparkFun engineers
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.