Adam creates a light bar controller inside a SparkFun box.
Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
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.
This installment of our new e-textiles how-to video series shows you how to incorporate LED string lights into your Halloween costume!
Our friend Stephanie Segall of Imagine Our Life shows us her recipe for a homemade LED robot costume.
SparkFun is putting on a contest to see who can drive around the building the fastest. We've also got a new low-cost gyro breakout and some ding/dent items for sale.
We're keeping you stocked in LEDS as well as few other new products (like the MUX Shield - and an awesome example from Rojas!)
Holiday Greetings from SparkFun, a new tutorial, and a couple other useful bits of information.
Create an optical RS-232 link with an RGB LED and a color sensor.
All you ever needed to know about servos and steppers is explained in this educational edition of the Friday New Product Post.
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.
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.
Checkout this handful of projects including robot control using an accelerometer, outlet relay control, and a massive LED POV installation.
A new LED array to pair with your RedStick and a few RPi3 accessories!
You get an LED! You get an LED! (Almost) EVERYONE GETS AN LED!
Spice up your fancy outfit with some flashy LEDs.
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.
It's been two weeks since we've talked about new products. Check out what's new for the past couple of weeks.
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.
Test your bare LEDs with a set of hacked tweezers - and don't worry about polarity!
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.
It's a special day when hardware guys recommend something that is software. I apologize if this sounds like a bad infomercial at 2AM. Dropbox has completely won me over. If you are like me, and have multiple computers that need to share files, Dropbox solves the file sharing and backup problems. I installed Dropbox on my home PC and a little icon sits in my task bar. I've got files on my home PC like my Eagle projects, my excel files, my docs, and my various collections of C code. So I drag and drop these into a folder on my C: drive, a folder called 'My Dropbox'. Simple enough. Then I go into work and install Dropbox. A couple minutes later I've got a folder on my C: drive called 'My Dropbox' and it's got all the files that my home PC had. I've got 2GB free, to
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.
Stephanie talks with us about the creation of her awesome LED Quiet Book pages!
Craig Ferguson's new slick talking sidekick uses the MP3 Trigger and Rebel LED's
More new products this week. We have some cool LED lights and an all-in-one embeddable audio player.
Auto assembly-line meets your local watering hole.
The SoundPuddle is an interactive environment of visual-acoustic synesthesia. Art and electronics come together to bring an experience of light and sound to those within its confines.
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.
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.