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.
Filter noise from your latest paranormal investigation field recordings, audio-capturing UAV or anything not related to either of those two things.
New tutorials and Arduino libraries for the DeadOn RTC and Real Time Clock module breakout boards – plus, a fun little analog clock project.
A few thoughts on prototyping and breadboarding
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?
We've made a "Stranger Things"-inspired message wall for your viewing (and tweeting!) pleasure.
This Enginursday tests a 7805 regulator with various heat sinks.
Playing around with auto-generating content, or predicting next words.
The Lone Sparksmen explore the old legend of Buckskin Joe and Silver Heels on their first paranormal investigation.
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?
Getting your plants up to Phant and digging in to IFTTT
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.
Some notes (and examples) to help you understand a bit more about the world of digital imaging.
Reliving childhood memories through the magic of Legos and 3D printing.
Exploring the extraction of plant matter
Everyone is talking IoT these days. We are extremely pumped about IoT, but it might not be obvious why.
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).