Looking for LEDs? Check out the LED category!
Are you wanting to put LEDs on all of your projects? Good, check out this tutorial and we’ll show you how!
Check out Nick Poole's Interactive LED Installation.
The LED Coffee Table tutorial is posted! Check us out at Maker Faire Austin.
The dropping cost of LED bulbs is accelerating. We compare a few brands to see how they are approaching design and lower cost manufacturing.
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
This installment of our new e-textiles how-to video series shows you how to incorporate LED string lights into your Halloween costume!
Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.
Our friend Stephanie Segall of Imagine Our Life shows us her recipe for a homemade LED robot costume.
We're keeping you stocked in LEDS as well as few other new products (like the MUX Shield - and an awesome example from Rojas!)
Director of Engineering Pete Dokter is back for another episode of "According to Pete"
I've got a project on my workbench that I was hoping to share, but I met some unexpected difficulty along the way.
The new pi-topCEED, APA102 LED Strips and a 48-Segment LED Bar Graph. DANGER ZONE!
How to create a Twitter monitor in Python and flash an LED using a Raspberry Pi.
Create an optical RS-232 link with an RGB LED and a color sensor.
Spice up your fancy outfit with some flashy LEDs.
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.
Checkout this handful of projects including robot control using an accelerometer, outlet relay control, and a massive LED POV installation.
This week we have a new Flexible LED Matrix, a BLE module, and an itty-bitty IC.
LED panels, a wireless access point for your Arduino, and more! Check out what we have for this week.
A new LED array to pair with your RedStick and a few RPi3 accessories!
Test your bare LEDs with a set of hacked tweezers - and don't worry about polarity!
You get an LED! You get an LED! (Almost) EVERYONE GETS AN LED!
We show you how to program standalone ATmegas and introduce a new Arduino library to make using LED matrices easy!
We're bringing a fun kit to Maker Faire and showing off the new game on the LED Coffee Table.
My (successful) experiments with DIY lamps and nail art
An awesome LED project by SparkFun customer Nick Hall and a handful of new products ranging from an extra "clicky" push-button to a tiny serial enabled GPS.
A new tutorial on getting a kegerator to tweet, and new products! A full rotation servo, HMC5843 magneto breakout, dual axis gyro, DC and Car power adapters, 16MHz resonator, and an RGB LED light cube kit.
We have a handful of new products, including the new Fez Domino, Triple Luxeon Rebel LED Breakout, ADXL345 Eval Board, the TTS256 Text-to-Speech chip, the LYPR540AH Triple Axis Gyro Board, SPI-to-UART IC Breakout, the MP3 Trigger V2, an updated microSD Shield, and a Multiplexer Breakout Board.
More new products this week. We have some cool LED lights and an all-in-one embeddable audio player.
Craig Ferguson's new slick talking sidekick uses the MP3 Trigger and Rebel LED's
Stephanie talks with us about the creation of her awesome LED Quiet Book pages!
The Hiking Hack is the first of a proposed series of research expeditions investigating the role of situated design for wild animal interaction. This mobile workshop through the Panamanian Rainforest was designed to explore how context shapes the crafting of technology and to probe the limits of constructing and utilizing DIY physical computing systems in harsh environments. It also served as a means of engaging with and reflecting upon the biological, technological and cultural aspects interplaying in modern scientific research.
SparkFun teamed up with DIY.org, a web community that encourages kids to gain skills in all sort of areas - from astronomy to camping to hardware hacking - to bring a new skill to their site: the fabric hacker.
As a middle school technology educator who has a Fab Lab for a classroom, I spend a lot of time thinking about useful tips, tricks, and strategies for young makers. Just as we teach developing readers and writers how to skim a text for main ideas or create an outline for an essay, are there similar strategies or techniques that we can model for young makers to help them successfully navigate the making process and develop a maker mindset?
High-school science teachers can radically reduce the cost of building up science labs while giving students opportunities to engage in genuine design processes by introducing them to open-source hardware. A vast collection of free and pre-designed low-cost scientific tools are available, many of which can be printed on a open-source 3D printer, including the printer itself. Not only can students benefit from access to research grade equipment, there are ample opportunities for students to build on, improve, and customize scientific tools as part of their curriculum. In this way the number and value of the open-source hardware designs can expand with student effort, enabling a powerful motivating factor for science education.
MakerCamp was a month long camp where makers, designers and mentors from different parts of the world and with varying skill sets came together to work on projects they wanted to dive deeper into. The group of participants flew in from all over the globe last month (August) to hack, make, teach, work together, and document their making process. In the end they came away with a global community of support for prototypes that can be kick-started into real life projects. As SparkFun was a partner in the camp, we wanted to showcase some of the awesome people and projects from the camp last month.
We’ve probably used the word “maker” more times in the last year than we have in the last ten years. It’s pretty evident that making is blowing up. Makerspaces have made their way into blogs on education, hackerspaces are being featured in The New York Times, and a White House Maker Faire was held in lieu of the annual White House Science Fair this year. I think it’s fair to say making is so hot right now.
We've submitted some great proposals to SXSW and we need your help to get them accepted!
Guest blogger and chair of the 2014 Open Hardware Summit, Addie Wagenknecht breaks down this year's participation call for the summit in Rome, Italy.
Jaymes Dec returns for the second installment of a series on useful strategies for makers. Jaymes is the Fab Lab Integrator at the Marymount School, a K-12 all-girls independent school in Manhattan and was recently named a “Teacher of the Future” by the National Association of Independent Schools and a Fab Learn Fellow by Stanford University.
Deren Guler leads a project called “Invent-abling” focused on creating gender neutral construction kits that inspire people to creatively explore topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) for children, specifically girls aged 7-13.
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.
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