What color is Metallic Salmon? I have no idea, but the S371 does.
What is the best way to protect electronics against reverse polarization?
SparkFun visits various factories and the electronics market in Shenzhen, China.
Tech Support's very own Michelle shows you how to use an X2 Gateway in your next project.
SparkFun is no novice when it comes to educational tours. Last year we made several excursions around the country; here's the second half of our recap of the West Coast Tour in late 2012!
You've got to watch this video! Part two of the HAB series contains information on the balloon, enclosure, the cut-down system, as well as information about our still and video camera systems.
The next chapter in the Raspberry Pi Aquaponics Time-laspe project.
The Internet of Things, now with more dogs!
In January 2013, SparkFun education and engineering went to the Artisan's Asylum in Massachusetts to offer a large amount of support for their educational track. This post is all about the event and ancillary events we did on either side of the weekend while in the Boston area.
Nearly a year ago I made a terrible mistake. I bought a jet engine.
Jaymes Dec returns for the second installment of a series on useful strategies for makers. Jaymes is the Fab Lab Integrator at the Marymount School, a K-12 all-girls independent school in Manhattan and was recently named a “Teacher of the Future” by the National Association of Independent Schools and a Fab Learn Fellow by Stanford University.
Forensics on our 2nd Free Day event. The ups, the downs. The lessons we learned were priceless!
Our first try didn't work - so we're taking a different approach.
Join us on January 6th for the next episode of "SparkFun Live."
The UAV v2 Development Platform project demonstrates its ability to successfully navigate autonomously, through takeoff and landing.
Overview of the related M2X Learn tutorial, which walks users through the process of connecting an Arduino and CC3000 to AT&T's M2X service.
Progress update on the SFE National Tour Kickstarter!
Check out the thrilling conclusion to June's "According to Pete."
See what you can do with the Tessel 2 and some imagination!
The FreeSoC2 board is a great way to start using the incredibly powerful PSoC5LP processor line from Cypress Semiconductor.
Let's take a look at thermochromatic pigment.
I share my designs for my new electronics workbench and go over some of the design decisions for it. I also cover what makes triangles more stable than squares.
SparkFun is forced to incinerate 2,000 multimeters because they are yellow.
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2, a new Raspberry Pi Enclosure, an RJ11 Breakout. Oh so vivid!
The FreeSoC2 development board, the Anouk Edition Teensy 3.1, and the SparkFun Photon ecosystem!
New Products on the Day Before AVC: LIDAR, AutoDriver and Jumper Wires!
Let's dissect another section of EdiBot 2.0 and learn how to spin DC motors with Python.
1, 2, 3,... 19 new things to post. We are really excited about so many of these, it's hard to choose where to start.
This week, the new Ludus product line of Arduino shields, as well as an overstock IC, the ATmega8U2.
When writing a library, pass in I2C ports to make the library more useful on different platforms.
Navigating the masses of International CES 2015 to bring you the highlights of all that's up-and-coming with electronics.
A new 2.4GHz dish on the SparkFun roofs adds a third connection to the internet.
This week, a couple new shields to connect your project to the wonderful Internet: the ESP8266 Shield and the new Arduino Ethernet Shield V2.
A $58,000 lesson in mid-volume manufacturing
We'll be at Maker Faire next week, Friday 5/2 to Sunday 5/4. If you're anywhere near San Francisco or San Mateo, you should swing by the SparkFun booth! We're bringing things... Blinky things. And some fun stuff too.
<a href="http://www.kidrobot.com/products2.cfm?ID=4528&cfid=4320536&cftoken=91108670&nav_chooser=&dept=TOYS&typ=KIDROBOT">Munny </a>and <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Sinister7">Sinister7</a> combine forces. Checkout this gruesome <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Sinister7">toy hack</a> using the Sinister7.
AVC has come and gone, but we've been working on some cool demos behind the scenes!
We have a handful of new products, including the new Fez Domino, Triple Luxeon Rebel LED Breakout, ADXL345 Eval Board, the TTS256 Text-to-Speech chip, the LYPR540AH Triple Axis Gyro Board, SPI-to-UART IC Breakout, the MP3 Trigger V2, an updated microSD Shield, and a Multiplexer Breakout Board.
Check out today's edition of According to Pete.
It's a special day when hardware guys recommend something that is software. I apologize if this sounds like a bad infomercial at 2AM. Dropbox has completely won me over. If you are like me, and have multiple computers that need to share files, Dropbox solves the file sharing and backup problems. I installed Dropbox on my home PC and a little icon sits in my task bar. I've got files on my home PC like my Eagle projects, my excel files, my docs, and my various collections of C code. So I drag and drop these into a folder on my C: drive, a folder called 'My Dropbox'. Simple enough. Then I go into work and install Dropbox. A couple minutes later I've got a folder on my C: drive called 'My Dropbox' and it's got all the files that my home PC had. I've got 2GB free, to
Of course every New Product Post is epic, but this one is a little extra epic than most. We have some seriously cool stuff this week, so check out the video and the post.
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.
All the electronic parts you need to build both boards for...
Everything you need (except a 9V battery and solder/gun) to...