Yet another new product post with more new products, some classes, and of course a video.
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.
Why the voltage rating on capacitors matters and why you should derate them.
Why the rain and what happened to the Boulderites.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Check out this quick little hack using a standard temperature probe from my oven thermometer, our PicoBoard, and a little creative coding in Scratch!
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.
I have a love/hate relationship with hackathons; maybe my rant can give you some helpful hints next time you compete.
An overview (and pre-orders!) of the newest Raspberry Pi single board computer.
A call to viewers across the world to join AVC and control one of the robots.
How to make your own seismometer to measure ground activity, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Time to get ready for the next episode of SparkFun Live.
I met Reagan at Maker Faire New York, and I ask him some questions about his recent project: an animatronic Jackal helmet from Stargate.
A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.
We all know that women are not only a minority in technical fields, but are often not encouraged to go into such fields. Here are a few ways to encourage and support the girls/women in our lives who are interested in technical fields.
Guest blog post by Arnoud Buzing of Wolfram Research on using the Edison and SparkFun Blocks to make a pendulum monitor.
We run several SBCs through their paces and compare their performances.
Here are a few tips for creating your e-textiles workshop and activities.
One idea for hosting a web page or browser game at events with no Internet connection.
A special treat, because we like you so much.
Overview of the related M2X Learn tutorial, which walks users through the process of connecting an Arduino and CC3000 to AT&T's M2X service.
Reagan talks about making the CubeRinth Maximus for Two Bit Circus.
We celebrate Edison's 169th birthday and release a kit around Intel's Edison, plus, a sale on Edison products!
Why do we feel a tingle when we lick a 9V battery?
Designs for a custom, DIY electronics workbench, and some lessons I learned in the process.
I share my designs for my new electronics workbench and go over some of the design decisions for it. I also cover what makes triangles more stable than squares.
Angela from the Education Department visited F.I.T's Digital Spa Maker Camp to present a workshop on LilyPad and e-textiles.
Let's celebrate Thomas Edison's birthday and talk about our Edison Blocks and some information on how to get started with the Intel Edison.
Here's how you can use boards with your Chromebooks in makerspaces, libraries and schools
We built a mirror using the Intel Edison, an LCD, and a gesture sensor.
Sensors that make sense ... lots of them!
How to create a Twitter monitor in Python and flash an LED using a Raspberry Pi.
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.
Making illuminated costume items for late-night Pokémon hunting
An unsung hero of the Space Race earns her place among the stars.
A generous helping of new product goodness!
A bright offering of new products and a Maker Faire reminder!
This week we have a new Photon-based RedBoard and a handy cable.
A neat little project on beer fermentation control along with new gyros, upgraded LilyPad, a motor driver shield for Arduino, and some new development boards.
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