The basics of through hole soldering.
The SparkFun Joystick Shield lets you control a gadget or your computer by way of a two-axis analog joystick with center button and four pushbuttons in a diamond pattern. This assembly guide will show you how to solder your Joystick Shield kit together.
Learn how to add the TTS256 Text to Speech chip to the Voicebox shield and write an Arduino Sketch that allows you to interface with your system.
Summarize and compare the tracking capabilities for 6 SparkFun GPS modules.
Instructions to help you assemble and begin playing with your new Arduino ProtoShield.
This guide will show you how to prepare your GPS shield for development with the Arduino Main Board.
Your guide to all things Serial LCD Kit - assembly, usage, and example code.
The new EL Escudo Dos makes it easier than ever to set up EL displays. Here's how to get started!
The easy-to-use OpenLog can store all the serial data you can throw at it. Here's how to get started.
Getting started guide for SparkFun's PoEthernet Shield
Not a real datasheet, but everything you need to know for implementing the Serial ADXL PCB into your project. Includes the PCB layout, firmware, and discussions on sensor sensitivity.
How to apply solder paste with a $35 stencil.
Getting errors under MPLAB? You may need to upgrade the firmware on your MCP. Use this step-by-step tutorial to upgrade to the newest release from Olimex.
Soldering a SOIC part, multiple pins at a time and the use of solder wick.
How to fix a board with a lifted pad or incorrect trace route. Green wires make the world go round!
Setting up the serial port and printf-ing 'Hello World'.
Basic SMD soldering to assemble the Simon game.
Hit a button on the computer and wirelessly reprogram your ATmega328, on the first try, every time.
We turned an AVR into a HID device that uses a touchscreen as a mouse.
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
For the day after Christmas, we have a few new products for you.
New Arduino Mega, Atomic inertia measurement unit, coffee mug, solder, jumper wires, and mini-Bully posted.
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.
The shipments are coming in and we're starting to get a lot new products. Check out what we've got for this week!
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!
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.
Musings on inventory tracking behind the scenes after another annual SparkFun Inventory Day is in the books.
While the media team is away, Nick and Dave take matters into their own hands for a unique new product post.
To accommodate the announcement for the ProtoSnap series, we've moved the post back to Saturday for this week.
Check out this project/tutorial about building your own face tracking camera!
It's not quite small enough to track your cat, but the <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8289">Uber Tracker</a> is a beast of a product.
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.
A Friday Product Post filled with new products and a special guest appearance from Atlas Scientific.
Friday means new products here at SparkFun. We've got a few things, so let's talk about what we've got!
Pete's lawn needed watering but the sprinkler was throwing half the water onto the street and side walk. With an Arduino, a pot, and a servo controlled value, he was able to control where the sprinkler head delivered water.
New UAV development platforms, some useful cables, and a handful of other cool stuff!
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The Weather Shield is an easy to use Arduino shield that grants …