The PCB layout tool we use called Eagle has undergone some helpful changes in v6.
The release of Arduino 1.6 has really improved my Arduino-programming life thanks to custom platform support, command line utilities and line numbers!
You got questions about capacitors, we've got answers!
Ralph Baer, the "father of video games," passed away this weekend.
New Products on the Day Before AVC: LIDAR, AutoDriver and Jumper Wires!
Using the Simblee LilyPad to make a fitness bracer that hooks up to your phone!
New Arduino Mega, Atomic inertia measurement unit, coffee mug, solder, jumper wires, and mini-Bully posted.
Tom Becker was nice enough to email us and comment on our <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=GPSClock-1">12ft. GPS wall clock</a>. Then he put us to shame...
The latest greatest IDE is now available for download.
One of the largest public school entities in the country kicked off a pilot program to integrate Software Engineering in grades 6 and 9 for 20 different schools. SparkFun was chosen to support their foray into embedded electronics, arduino, and eTextiles.
Join us on January 6th for the next episode of "SparkFun Live."
It's the little things in life that get us excited! We get a new sign! Also, new flat 6DOF Razor, BeagleBoard, new EasyDriver version, custom serial LCDs, 1Watt high power modem (40 mile range!), Bluetooth dongle, microSD reader, air sensors, and microSD sniffer. !.
A gaggle of SparkFun folks are here in Las Vegas for the 2015 International CES show–the biggest, best, and showiest show for all things electronic. Here’s the highlight reel of Tuesday, January 6.
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.
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
On the third Thursday of every month, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hosts an evening event for adults in the area called, Science Lounge. Their programming features live entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on demos, and an evening filled with science, education, and exploration! Each month features a different theme. For April, the Science Lounge theme was “Electrify!” What a perfect match for us here at SparkFun!
For the day after Christmas, we have a few new products for you.
Check out this project/tutorial about building your own face tracking camera!
Drive the Moog Werkstatt-01 with the SparkPunk sequencer, and starting in on a MIDI-to-CV converter.
We've updated our <a href="http://www.opencircuits.com/SFE_Footprint_Library_Eagle">Eagle Footprint Library</a> on the Open Circuits website (we love that place!)
A stackable robot and a high altitude balloon, along with some new products.
The shipments are coming in and we're starting to get a lot new products. Check out what we've got for this week!
Musings on inventory tracking behind the scenes after another annual SparkFun Inventory Day is in the books.
The <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8601">SparkFun project case</a> is an enclosure as you would expect, with the addition of a series of small raised dots on the bottom half of the enclosure.
New UAV development platforms, some useful cables, and a handful of other cool stuff!
We're releasing "According to Pete" a bit early this week.
Lots of new products listed. Be sure to sign up for the New Product RSS feed.
While the media team is away, Nick and Dave take matters into their own hands for a unique new product post.
SparkFun moves up to a "real building" - business ensues
We often teach beginning learners that the standard 16 MHz Arduino Uno is fast... really fast. 16 MHz means 16 Million cycles per second -- or that translates to 1/16 millionths of a second per cycle. That's a mere 62.5 ns. That's fast. So, is the Arduino _really_ that fast? Let's see...
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).
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2, a new Raspberry Pi Enclosure, an RJ11 Breakout. Oh so vivid!
This week we have a new Photon-based RedBoard and a handy cable.
Summer is heating up and so are our new products for this week. Check out all the new goods!
Check out this contest from Dangerous Prototypes!
A new Wireless Joystick Kit, an SSOP to DIP Adapter and a USB Wall Charger lead off 2017!
A quick overview of a summer-camp program shared with us by one of our friends and followers of SparkFun EDU.
Here are a few tips for creating your e-textiles workshop and activities.
A different approach to the problem we solved last week