The basics behind the batteries used in portable electronic devices: LiPo, NiMH, coin cells, and alkaline.
E-Textile Art Pin
Create a quick and easy piece of e-textile art using a LilyPad LED, battery holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery.
Use LilyPad LEDs, a switched battery holder, and coin cell battery to make a fun light up mask for your next costume party.
LDK Experiment 1: Lighting Up a Basic Circuit
The first experiment in the LilyPad Design Kit series. In this exercise, you will learn how a basic e-textiles circuit works, and light up a sewable LED using a coin cell battery holder and conductive thread.
Learn all about microcontrollers and basic electronics with the H2OhNo! water alarm and development board.
An introduction to polarity in electronic components. Discover what polarity is, which parts have it, and how to identify it.
Let It Glow Holiday Cards
Craft a glowing card for friends and family this holiday season with paper circuits - no soldering required!
Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Learn the basics about LEDs as well as some more advanced topics to help you calculate requirements for projects containing many LEDs.
LilyTiny Plush Monster
Craft a stuffed monster while exploring the LilyTiny preprogrammed microcontroller. This is a project based on the Plush Monster Activity created at MIT's High-Low Tech Lab by Emily Lovell, Jie Qi, and Natalie Freed.
GPS Shield Hookup Guide
This tutorial shows how to get started with the SparkFun GPS Shield and read and parse NMEA data with a common GPS receiver.
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New Product Friday: Demo Friday
We didn't have a lot of products this week, but we have a couple of product demonstrations.
SparkFun Live: Coin-operated Insult Generator
Join us for the next episode of SparkFun Live, where engineer Mike Hord will help us build a coin-operated insult generator for all your insulting needs.
What would you like to see?
What items would you like to see available down the street? Oh, and some new products posted.
Checkout our caliper battery hack and a new class on creating basic schematics.
It's Never Too Early To Start
A 6-year old designs his very own PCB.
Oh PCB layout. How you spite thee. What's a coaster you ask? A <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beermat">coaster </a>is something that sits under a coffee mug (or beer glass) and prevents the vessel on top from leaving a visible ring on a table. It's also a name for a completely screwed up PCB.
First Ever Friday New Product Post!
This is the first ever product post at our new day, Friday.
New Product Friday: A Touching Gesture
A cool new sensor, some revisions, and other great stuff. Check out what's new.
St. Patrick's Day New Product Post
Today we're going green with a special St. Patrick's Day new product post.
Welcome to another year of new products!
It's 2011 and we expect this to be a big year for new products.
New Product Friday: Circuit Stickers
New for this week, Chibitronics Circuit Stickers, check out the demo video.
Another week, another round of new products.
Announcing the ProtoSnap Line
Take prototyping to the next level with the ProtoSnap!
Happy New Year!
Let's have a gander at an amazing 2013, and welcome the start of a glorious new year!
New Product Friday: Purple Power
Some tools, a mistake, the future of Arduino, and a sewing kit. What's not to love about this week's products?
Reused parts contest winner!
Congratulations to our reused parts winner!
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