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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.
How to fix a board with a lifted pad or incorrect trace route. Green wires make the world go round!
A step-by-step guide to playing audio data from a SD card using an Arduino.
Instructions to help you assemble and begin playing with your new Arduino ProtoShield.
Make your project move... with a servo!
What is in the Deluxe Tool Kit and what does it do?
Quick start guide for the Mono Audio Amp Breakout board
The basic tools and setup for surface mount soldering.
Not a real datasheet, but everything you need to know for implementing the Serial ADXL PCB into your project. Includes the PCB layout, firmware, and discussions on sensor sensitivity.
Just as bad as you think! (Not really)
Soldering a SOIC part, multiple pins at a time and the use of solder wick.
Setting up the serial port and printf-ing 'Hello World'.
Basic SMD soldering to assemble the Simon game.
Hit a button on the computer and wirelessly reprogram your ATmega328, on the first try, every time.
This tutorial will outline replacing typical (old) magnetic T12 ballasts in an office fluorescent lamp with a more energy efficient electronic T8 system.
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.
We turned an AVR into a HID device that uses a touchscreen as a mouse.
The SparkFun Joystick Shield lets you control a gadget or your computer by way of a two-axis analog joystick with center button and four pushbuttons in a diamond pattern. This assembly guide will show you how to solder your Joystick Shield kit together.
Learn how to add the TTS256 Text to Speech chip to the Voicebox shield and write an Arduino Sketch that allows you to interface with your system.
The Locosys LS20031 GPS module does not have a connector attached so in order to get data from the unit you will need to attach a connector. This tutorial will demonstrate how to solder a right angled 0.1" pitch connector suitable for breadboard use. You will also learn how to perform a quick connection test and then use the TinyGPS library to determine your position.
This week we have some small products and a bunch of revisions. Check it out.
Jen FoxBot is back, and more luminous than ever!
Check out Chris Taylor's project for his Burning Man camp.
An easy project to keep your quadrupedal family members safe!
Examining one of the categories that occupies significant space on my workbench: wire strippers.
For the day after Christmas, we have a few new products for you.
Wired and reading on an iPad. And sure enough, the iPad blends!
New Arduino Mega, Atomic inertia measurement unit, coffee mug, solder, jumper wires, and mini-Bully posted.
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
Another week, another collection of new goodies. Ding and Dents, magnet wire, and a few other new products to help you complete your next project.
SparkFun is clearing out our production stock and we have a few ICs that we don't use on current assemblies. Check out those and some new products.
In this week's Enginursday post, Joel discusses how he went about making a control box for a large scale interactive EL wire art installation.
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.
Wiring 1.0 has been released! Wiring has opened up prototyping with electronics to wider audiences by defining an extensible architecture for future hardware and software.
EL wire, power supplies, and some beginner electronics kits. Check out the goodies for this week.
Check out this new guides for getting started in the world of XBee.
Checkout the new tutorial using the AVR ATmega168 with XBee wireless modules to create a very robust serial bootloader! We also posted a new GeoChron Blue GPS product, programmable oscillator, photocell, and a mux breakout.
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Simple continuity tester intended to test jumper wires and...
Common parts such as LEDs, resistors, 0.1" headers for LEDs,...