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Sheds light on the confusing naming convention of SMA antenna connectors.
Playing with the PS2 keyboard protocol. How many times have you hit the 'n' key today?
The basics of modifying an enclosure to house your next prototyping project.
A trip down memory lane with a box full of prototypes collected over the years. Learn what not to do from what we screwed up.
We crack the case on the infamous flying Nintendo controller, so you don't have to.
A simplistic approach to getting a two-wheel robot to move across the floor. Oh, and chasing my cat.
Don't know anything about Embedded Electronics? Start here!
Reflowing trickier PCBs with a $30 hot plate!
Attempting to reflow PCBs with a toaster oven.
'Nuther long tutorial running the gauntlet of good MPLAB and Serial Communications info. This is all about implementing RS232 timing in software. *Intro and the basic idea behind RS232 timing *How to setup a project under MPLAB v6.4 *All about the Stopwatch and Debug functions *Using the Stopwatch to tailor delays used in RS232 timing *Straight through hardware connections (No MAX232!) and HyperTerminal setup
Getting AVR HEX code loaded onto the ATmega328.
The basics of through hole soldering.
How to create a custom footprint and part in Eagle PCB.
Calculators galore! Resistor, microstrip, power conversion, ASCII, EIA232 pinouts, even time conversion!
Pete Lewis figured out a neat trick to hold headers in place during production. A breakdown of how to edit Eagle footprints to work for you.
Designing PCBs for Manufacturability (DFM)
This tutorial will outline replacing typical (old) magnetic T12 ballasts in an office fluorescent lamp with a more energy efficient electronic T8 system.
An Arduino powered bot made of a bunch of SparkFun bits.
We take a straight jacket, add some blinky, and wirelessly transmit heartbeats for a wicked costume.
Another big week for new products. Check out all the connectors, plugs, and tools we have for this week.
A new tutorial on SMA connectors (it's good) and new products: Arduino Kit, SMA adapters, SD Sniffer, OSD breakout, function generator, ADXL335, kits, power supplies, GE864 cellphone module, we now carry books!, resistor kit, and a handful of others.
What color is Metallic Salmon? I have no idea, but the S371 does.
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 stackable robot and a high altitude balloon, along with some new products.
The producers of our muscle sensor are at it again!
It's a big week for new products. We've got a lot this week, so get your tax refunds ready!
To accommodate the announcement for the ProtoSnap series, we've moved the post back to Saturday for this week.
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.
Check out the new ArduPilot Mega - for all your autonomous needs!
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