A long week but lots of new toys to post. Checkout the new Arduino Pro boards and a new miniature GPS logger!
Check out this cool project from Jeff Miller featuring the SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini!
We have a few new/revised products we wanted to quickly highlight!
Announcing the Christmas Candy Pro Mini Giveaway - taking place on Dec. 18th.
So you want an Arduino compatible microcontroller with a small footprint? Look no further!
We have a solder stenciling class coming up this week!
Today is your chance to get a free special edition Pro Mini - get them before we run out!
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.
A neat little project on beer fermentation control along with new gyros, upgraded LilyPad, a motor driver shield for Arduino, and some new development boards.
How to set up an Arduino as an in-system programmer (ISP) and program an Atmel ATtiny84A to blink
Engineer Mike Grusin turns the SparkFun elevator into something much more awesome.
Test your bare LEDs with a set of hacked tweezers - and don't worry about polarity!
A handful of new products, an ingenious tutorial, and SparkFun's first class!
EL Escudo new shield for Arduino. A new class for Monday and a few new user submitted projects.
A look at implementing the Arduino blink.ino sketch as an explicit state machine. To further explore state machines, an alarm clock state diagram is drawn and implemented.
Minibloq - a free and open-source graphical programming environment for Arduino.
Check out what Spark Fun customers are doing with their Arduinos.
I met Reagan at Maker Faire New York, and I ask him some questions about his recent project: an animatronic Jackal helmet from Stargate.
Modkit - A new web-based graphical programming interface for Arduino looking for a little help
If you're looking to chat with those on the "other side," might as well do it with Arduino!
New ST micro LPR530AL dual axis gyro breakout boards, and ADXL345 evaluation board with Arduino/FAT32 combo, soldering class on Sept. 30th, smart card socket, and a powerful new GS407 GPS receiver module.
HacKidemia is a global organization that runs hands-on STEM workshops for kids in more than 25 countries around the world with 8000 children and 400 mentors. They were asked to bring the project to Africa and launched an indiegogo campaign two months ago: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afrimakers. The main intention is to enable African makers -- kids in particular -- to use making and prototyping for solving local challenges like access to clean water, energy and information. SparkFun has donated the materials for 7 maker boxes - enough to support the initial campaign goal to equip each of the 7 hubs with a set of Arduino's, sensors, books, and tools.
Have a look at our tutorial detailing design and building of the Snake Stomp Pads using Ponoko.
We have some classes coming up in the next few weeks and you should be there!
Being able to program an ATtiny directly from Arduino can be a powerful tool to create low-cost embedded prototypes.
How to get more out of the things in your classroom. Lower cost alternatives for your classroom Arduino projects.
We only have a few products, but what was lack in quantity is
SparkFun: helping people throw stuff into space since 2003
A look at the carbon footprint of the ProMini 5V
Announcing the winner of the 2009 SparkFun Hack-o-Lantern Contest!
Revisiting the venerable HaterMatic project, with a Valentine's Day twist!
Take a break from planning your AVC entry to take a look at the new products for this week.
SparkFun gets a super fan. How do we deal with the copying of our images and designs without permission? We don't! Instead, we innovate that much faster.