Sensors that make sense ... lots of them!
Our (kinda) epic journey about learning the proper way to handle humidity sensors.
We use a 9DoF Stick IMU and gnuplot to read and analyze model rocket data.
An experiential learning project to teach students in high school and college how to use embedded electronics to accomplish things in the field as a proof of concept. - By Daniel Blake
Wherein we put several sensors through their paces against this year's course.
A whole boat-load of new sensors, new stuff from Modular Robotics, and more!
It's a known trick that we can use LEDs in reverse. We'll explore how to use them as photodetectors with Arduino and create a simple demo that responds to hand swipes.
Ultra-cool ultrasonic sensors are a perfect and simple way to add object or distance sensing to your project!
Inexpensive sensors and storage are giving us the ability to record our lives, revisit the past, and sometimes solve mysteries.
In this three-part video series, I show users how to setup their Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, connect a humidity and temperature sensor, and Tweet the results on a regular basis using Python.
New article on Ultrasonic sensors from Maxbotix and we unleash our new comments feature!
We're taking a look at some of our favorite sensors and breakout boards in this new video series!
A Humidity/Temp Sensor, a new book, and a fantastic demo!
New LilyPad kits, sensors, perf boards, a crazy package tracker, and various pictures updates. Oh, and Production is moving.
A change of sensors has been implemented for our Weather Shields!
Up this week, new sensors, a new version of the LIDAR and more!
It's the little things in life that get us excited! We get a new sign! Also, new flat 6DOF Razor, BeagleBoard, new EasyDriver version, custom serial LCDs, 1Watt high power modem (40 mile range!), Bluetooth dongle, microSD reader, air sensors, and microSD sniffer. !.
Our fearless CEO details his data-logging work on SparkFun's hive
How to hack a pathway light to make a soil moisture sensor.
Check out this video tutorial for building your own soil moisture sensor.
While designing our new Simon Tilts Through Hole Soldering Kit, we ultimately found that the best solution for the tilt sensor involved creating a custom plastic part. Here is the story of this project - including a couple interviews with the people that helped us along the way.
HacKidemia is a global organization that runs hands-on STEM workshops for kids in more than 25 countries around the world with 8000 children and 400 mentors. They were asked to bring the project to Africa and launched an indiegogo campaign two months ago: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afrimakers. The main intention is to enable African makers -- kids in particular -- to use making and prototyping for solving local challenges like access to clean water, energy and information. SparkFun has donated the materials for 7 maker boxes - enough to support the initial campaign goal to equip each of the 7 hubs with a set of Arduino's, sensors, books, and tools.
We've got a few new products this week, so check out the goods and see if there's anything you can use.
Check out this amazing project from SparkFun customer Peter Jansen.
Check out this cool project from Jeff Miller featuring the SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini!
A new episode of Electricute, plus some changes on the wind!
Distance sensing made easy with the LIDAR-Lite from PulsedLight
We've got a handful of new simple sketches - check them out!
Setting up a sensor to text you if your basement is in danger of flooding
Our biggest sale on Arduino is happening all weekend, and we have new products as well!
A Friday Product Post filled with new products and a special guest appearance from Atlas Scientific.
More new products to get your next project rolling!
A bright offering of new products and a Maker Faire reminder!
We're back to work and we've got more new: AVC 2010 now open, Vegas video, new robot competition, sensor kit, Simon PTH kit, motor driver, new robot kits, temperature sensor, MSP430F249, 7-segment display controller and a TFT128 ScreenKey development board.
Our education team is headed to Boston this week for NSTA 2014. Please stop by our booth and see what we've got going!
The MyoWare Muscle sensor is out, and you know we built a handful of shields to attach to it!
Based on our behavior in previous years we should not be allowed back, but here we come.
A series of quick videos to help you get started with the Blynk Board and app!