Need more battery life from your digital calipers? Try this simple hack.
This tutorial will guide you through how to make your very own set of "fast-switching tweezers". What are these? They are a tool that we use here at SparkFun to more easily and quickly test bare LEDs. Sure, you can use a multimeter or a battery, but when you're handling thousands of LEDs and you need to quickly verify color, any amount of efficiency gain is worth the effort!! Best of all, these can light up an LED connected with either polarity.
An intermediate project with an LPC2148, and accelerometer and an MP3 decoder, all fit nicely in one BIG belt buckle!
Sometimes you want the bulb shape of a regular LED in a project, or would like your LED to sit on top of your fabric without a visible PCB, however small. For those situations and more, here is a quick tutorial on sewing with regular LEDs.
A simple, decorative momentary button made from conductive fabric, conductive thread, and common craft supplies.
A quick overview of the E-Sewing Kit and the components it's made of.
How to assemble your Bright Bunny Kit
How to sew the ProtoSnap e-sewing kit together!
A quick introduction to SparkFun's Arduino-compatible Protosnap Minibot.
Hone both your soldering and programming skills with Mr. Roboto.
Everything you need to know to get started building or hacking the BigTime Watch!
Need help assembling your Learn to Solder: BigTime Watch Kit? This tutorial gives a quick rundown of everything you'll need to know to put it together. Once your BigTime is assembled you can show it off to all your friends.
A beginner's guide to building a circuit with the new LilyPad LilyTwinkle!
A fun, craft-heavy project that uses the LilyPad TinyTwinkle to illuminate a pair of translucent fairy wings.
Add a nice glow to any of your projects with the EL Wire Starter Kit.
What is in the Beginner Tool Kit and what does it do?
What is in the Deluxe Tool Kit and what does it do?
What is in the Intermediate Tool Kit and what does it do?
The production people are at it again - this time in a friendly creative contest!
Why do we feel a tingle when we lick a 9V battery?
These electrifying little devices are getting more restricted by the year.
Checkout our caliper battery hack and a new class on creating basic schematics.
Check out this pair of projects from a father-son duo!
What items would you like to see available down the street? Oh, and some new products posted.
Here are a few tips for creating your e-textiles workshop and activities.
This is the first ever product post at our new day, Friday.
We got a new shipment of stuff for this week that includes some swag, some new Arduino boards, and a couple of revisions.
A Scooter battery meter grows into something a little bit crazier!
New Products! Today we have a slick new chassis, motors, and an awesome preorder for Particle's new Photon IoT board.
Take prototyping to the next level with the ProtoSnap!
Today we're going green with a special St. Patrick's Day new product post.
The positives and negatives of shipping lithium batteries in the 21st century.
Check out our selection of new products for this week.
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