Checkout the human sized hamster wheel and a great Arduino+EasyDriver tutorial for stepper motors.
Eliminate pesky decision-making with this randomized lunch picker!
Discussion of the OS tools we are using, and a GitHub update.
A shake-up at GitHub highlights ongoing gender bias in the tech industry, prompting a response from SparkFun
This week we have a couple new products to talk about for your next robotics project. Check it out!
Adding a chronograph to a Hot Wheels track to measure the speed of passing toy cars.
We sat down with Clive Maxfield to chat about EE Times, DESIGN West, and more.
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.
Can biometric data help shed light on panic and anxiety?
Batteries, a new sensor, prototyping tools? What's not to love about this week's new products?!
Why do we feel a tingle when we lick a 9V battery?
More new products to get your next project rolling!
In which Pete and Dia travel to Olin College to perform gruesome dissections and help bring to life an army of cyborg critters.
Pete Dokter and Jim Lindblom tour the MIT Media Lab, as well as the greater Boston technological tundra.
SparkFun joins a slew of websites across the net protesting the FCC's plans to gut Net Neutrality
A brand new GPS Arduino shield, and the official release of our newest SIK!
Check out RoboPlow - the 50-inch snow blade equipped plowing machine!
Check out the tutorial from SparkFun engineer Aaron's HAB launch.
We sat down with engineering superheroes Jeri and Rick at this year's Consumer Electronics Show to talk about castAR, Kickstarter and the value of accidental discoveries!
Today we have a post from SparkFun Engineer Chris Taylor on "Self Taught Electronics."
We made the trek out to Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA this past weekend - and wow - was it worth it!
Thanks to all who made it out to SparkFun HQ for our best competition yet!
Introducing the Large Digit Driver, the new Electric Imp Breakout, a new version of the MP3 Player Shield and more!
A call to viewers across the world to join AVC and control one of the robots.
One of SparkFun's newest engineers is interviewed over at EEWeb.
Check out this incredible project from Aidan Chopra
A look at some of the competitors in SparkFun's 2010 AVC!
We’ve probably used the word “maker” more times in the last year than we have in the last ten years. It’s pretty evident that making is blowing up. Makerspaces have made their way into blogs on education, hackerspaces are being featured in The New York Times, and a White House Maker Faire was held in lieu of the annual White House Science Fair this year. I think it’s fair to say making is so hot right now.
Nate and Juan head to Denmark to check out hacker spaces, Malmoe, and Copenhagen Suborbitals
We tore apart a Neato Robotics XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner and did a little reverse engineering.
Watch and learn: a video about the design process for a mobile camera
Looking to emulate modular synthesizers with the Teensy Audio platform? Read on!
Technological befuddlements it took me 10 years and a college degree to understand.
Join us for some collaborative creating!