Enginursday: Artificial Text

August 18, 2016 5

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

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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 9

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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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 3

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 13

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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Why we're excited about IoT

November 19, 2015 7

Everyone is talking IoT these days. We are extremely pumped about IoT, but it might not be obvious why.

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Enginursday: Graphical Datasheets

November 12, 2015 17

How and why we made them

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Enginursday: Hackaday SuperConference

November 5, 2015 0

SparkFun is headed west to the Hackaday SuperConference

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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).

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Hacked Haunts

October 22, 2015 3

Some tools for hacking your home or professional haunt for light, sound, and animatronics!

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Enginursday: Doing Away with Delay() in a Different Way

October 15, 2015 34

A different approach to the problem we solved last week

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Enginursday: Doing Away with Delay();

October 8, 2015 15

An approach to timing Arduino sketches.

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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.

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FreeSoC2 Revisited: The FreeStick

September 24, 2015 3

The FreeSoC2 board is a great way to start using the incredibly powerful PSoC5LP processor line from Cypress Semiconductor.

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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!

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How far do you go down the DIY Rabbit Hole?

September 10, 2015 15

What are your "yourself" limits when it comes to DIY? What do you value when in your project and what are you looking to accomplish when you "do it yourself"?

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Enginursday: Windows Drivers & Security

September 3, 2015 18

SparkFun's drivers for MS Windows are now signed!

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Enginursday: GitHub API Introduction

August 27, 2015 0

We dig in to the Octocat's API

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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.

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Camping 101

August 13, 2015 9

A roundup of camping hacks from around the internet, to get you out into the great outdoors without actually having to experience nature!

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