We played with a couple embossing tools to see if we can do hot-air rework. It didn't work out very well.
A look at the carbon footprint of the ProMini 5V
Check it out! MAJOR INPUT! The Johnny-Five Inventor's Kit is here!
This Enginursday tests a 7805 regulator with various heat sinks.
Motion Graphics Designer Nic makes a special appearance to show us how he added SparkFun heating pads to the seats of his slammin' 1990 Honda Civic wagon.
I have a love/hate relationship with hackathons; maybe my rant can give you some helpful hints next time you compete.
Celebrating the 5 millionth SparkFun widget!
Some of my favorite builds, hacks and projects from the past year
Got an internet-connected device as a gift? Let's have a quick chat about how to prevent another Mirai botnet attack.
Sarah takes apart a non-functional heated blanket to have a look around
We're looking for projects and booths for the NoCo Mini Maker Faire on October 5th.
A guest post from Bill Premerlani regarding the new firmware updates for the MatrixPilot Project and the UDB5.
Maker Faire recap and we weigh our donation of $5K to local charity!
Tune in today at 5 p.m. Mountain Time for another edition of SparkFun Live - building a party button with Shawn Hymel.
We'll be at Maker Faire next week, Friday 5/2 to Sunday 5/4. If you're anywhere near San Francisco or San Mateo, you should swing by the SparkFun booth! We're bringing things... Blinky things. And some fun stuff too.
With over 5 Million units sold in 2014 alone, Chromebooks are a growing trend among schools and homes. One of the biggest drawbacks to Chromebooks has been the inability to connect it to any hardware (i.e. Arduino) -- until now.
The cluster has arrived to our new data center! 5 Dell PowerEdges with 10 megabit burstable to 100 megabit. We're trimming the fat off our site and making things much faster.
We often teach beginning learners that the standard 16 MHz Arduino Uno is fast... really fast. 16 MHz means 16 Million cycles per second -- or that translates to 1/16 millionths of a second per cycle. That's a mere 62.5 ns. That's fast. So, is the Arduino _really_ that fast? Let's see...
Check out the latest installment of According to Pete.
On April 5th, teams from around Colorado will try out their miniature Mars rovers in the Great Sand Dunes.
The FreeSoC2 board is a great way to start using the incredibly powerful PSoC5LP processor line from Cypress Semiconductor.
Another week, another new product post. How many products can we carry? As many as you want us to!
We only have a few products, but what was lack in quantity is
A long week but lots of new toys to post. Checkout the new Arduino Pro boards and a new miniature GPS logger!
We've got a cool motion tracking project, a bunch of new products, and a reminder that the RoboJoust is just around the corner!
New tutorials (newtorials?), courtesy of Dave and SparkFun's education department!
I'm back and I'm packing new products.
One of our Italian customers took our Third Hand Kit and kind of sort of actually made it cooler.
The 2010 AVC was a smashing success - and we can't wait for next year!
We've created an iOS and Android app that calculates if the power requirements of a linear regulator cause the temperature of the device to rise to unsafe, component-damaging levels.
Summer is heating up and so are our new products for this week. Check out all the new goods!
How a SparkFun widget goes from a blank red board to a ready-to-go product.
Get your weekend started right with some cool electronics!
You've just finished your new project. Before you apply power, here are a few tips to keep the smoke in.
I'm back from vacation and we've got a wall of new products for this week.
Nick covers for Rob as we wave 'hello' to some new products!
IoT, security, smart machines, home automation, VR, education tech, and more!
We don't have a lot this week, but we've got some fun stuff and had a lot of fun with the video.
We unleash the professionals at Atmel to inspect the insides of our defunct ATmega328s. We found ON Semi written inside. Tim gives us a tour of the Failure Analysis labs at Atmel, Colorado Springs campus.
We've got some new products this week and are focusing a bit heavier on a special product this week, the Electric Imp.
For this project I used the lunchbox found here.
The Hack Pack Workshop Supply Kit is a great way to get your...
Heaterizer not strictly necessary - soldering iron can be...