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.
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.