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.
Controlling a color LED matrix from anywhere in the world using a simple java script interface.
Getting started with Eagle PCB and capturing a schematic.
A basic project with amplification, enclosure modification, timing, and Eagle layouts.
Hit a button on the computer and wirelessly reprogram your ATmega328, on the first try, every time.
With the power of the pogo pin and some creativity, our testing methods have come a long way! Our ever growing arsenal of test-jigs is now up to 138. See how they work and how we make them.
Ever wanted to program ATmega328s outside of the Arduino IDE? Wonder how to tweak the bootloader? We show you all sorts of tips and tricks for Programmer's Notepad!
The name of the game is positive lift, so be sure your payload doesn't weigh too much. And how much does all this silly stuff cost?
So you've built up a Simon kit? What next? How about turning your Simon Board into your own unique project? This tutorial will get you up and running with Arduino software, guide you through a few example sketches, and send you on your way to create your own. Careful, this stuff is highly addictive :)
This guide will help you get started on how to use the LS20031 GPS.
No matter what flavor of the Simon Says Through-hole Soldering Kit you've purchased, this tutorial is here to guide you through the entire build process.
An assembly and simple usage primer for the RedBoard Kit.
Your guide to all things Serial LCD Kit - assembly, usage, and example code.
A step-by-step tutorial intended to familiarize you with ProtoSnap and Arduino's IDE and programming language.
A primer on the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board. What it is, what it's made of, and how you can program it.
Let's squeeze the current consumption of an ATmega down to 1uA.
A brief introduction to sewing an Arduino circuit with the Lilypad Arduino Simple board. This tutorial requires no programming knowledge.
A step-by-step starter guide to using Arduino with the openFrameworks software library to control oF software with Arduino hardware, and vice versa.
Building a jousting bot
FTDI's latest driver update appears to be semi-permanently disabling counterfeit FT232 chips.
We've got an AVC poster, a video, the Arduino Inventor's Kit, a new GPS, FTDI Cables, and a handful of other new products.
The ever-popular FT232R can do much more than just enable USB in your project.
A Make Meetup in Denver, Ardubot and Annoyatron face off, and a bunch of new products.
We have a few new/revised products we wanted to quickly highlight!
Take prototyping to the next level with the ProtoSnap!
With SparkFun moving forward, we take a glance at the past.
Check out the new ArduPilot Mega - for all your autonomous needs!
We've got a few new products this week, so check out the goods and see if there's anything you can use.
Now that Free-Day is over we have to get back to the normal grind. Here are the new products for this week.
We had a great time at the Simon class on Wednesday. Checkout the class photos and some new products!
What items would you like to see available down the street? Oh, and some new products posted.
More new products to get your next project rolling!
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To make an arduino on a breadboard. power supply and all....
Actual parts list...
This should be everything you’d need for a Baofeng UV-5R...
For this project I used the lunchbox found here.