Check out this new guides for getting started in the world of XBee.
There are two basic ways to connect electronic components with two terminals: series and parallel. In this episode, we examine those two types of circuits and show how to calculate equivalent resistance.
Revealing our new IoT project series with the (connected) world.
In this three-part video series, I show users how to setup their Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, connect a humidity and temperature sensor, and Tweet the results on a regular basis using Python.
A look at what PRS/A+PRS competitors will be facing on September 17
We built a mirror using the Intel Edison, an LCD, and a gesture sensor.
Solving your extremely specific needs since...today.
The Internet of Things, now with more dogs!
Wiring 1.0 has been released! Wiring has opened up prototyping with electronics to wider audiences by defining an extensible architecture for future hardware and software.
The release of Arduino 1.6 has really improved my Arduino-programming life thanks to custom platform support, command line utilities and line numbers!
Plus, a few rule changes and an amusing video.
As a middle school technology educator who has a Fab Lab for a classroom, I spend a lot of time thinking about useful tips, tricks, and strategies for young makers. Just as we teach developing readers and writers how to skim a text for main ideas or create an outline for an essay, are there similar strategies or techniques that we can model for young makers to help them successfully navigate the making process and develop a maker mindset?
SparkFun visits various factories and the electronics market in Shenzhen, China.
There are tons of IoT services out there. Here are just a few who are supporting the maker community.
Exploring XBee, accelerometers, and USB peripherals by building a wireless tilt mouse.
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.
Episode seven of our video series is here!
We've been adding to our popular series!
New Products on the Day Before AVC: LIDAR, AutoDriver and Jumper Wires!
Check out this month's According to Pete!
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.
Introducing our new soldering tutorial series.
New. Lots. XBee, linear pots, encoder, USB ANT Stick, a little LilyPad proto board, some AA batteries, and a new Rotary Phone using Bluetooth!
SparkFun is no novice when it comes to educational tours. Last year we made several excursions around the country; here's a recap of our successful West Coast Tour in late 2012!
Time for another new episode from our Edison series!
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.
Meet your makers in our newest video series, spearheaded by SparkFun's photographer
The FreeSoC2 development board, the Anouk Edition Teensy 3.1, and the SparkFun Photon ecosystem!
We're taking a look at some of our favorite sensors and breakout boards in this new video series!
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...
Checkout the new tutorial using the AVR ATmega168 with XBee wireless modules to create a very robust serial bootloader! We also posted a new GeoChron Blue GPS product, programmable oscillator, photocell, and a mux breakout.
Over the next few weeks, we'll explore the basics behind electricity in a series of videos.
The latest greatest IDE is now available for download.
This installment of our new e-textiles how-to video series shows you how to incorporate LED string lights into your Halloween costume!
We try to stuff our RFID tag into a Car fob. It didn't work out so good. And we've got new button pad controllers, 10Hz GPS, Arduino XBee shield, new dual-axis gyros, a Nordic RF serial interface board, and a much more!
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.
The Hiking Hack is the first of a proposed series of research expeditions investigating the role of situated design for wild animal interaction. This mobile workshop through the Panamanian Rainforest was designed to explore how context shapes the crafting of technology and to probe the limits of constructing and utilizing DIY physical computing systems in harsh environments. It also served as a means of engaging with and reflecting upon the biological, technological and cultural aspects interplaying in modern scientific research.
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