This week we have a new Flexible LED Matrix, a BLE module, and an itty-bitty IC.
A guest post from Bill Premerlani regarding the new firmware updates for the MatrixPilot Project and the UDB5.
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.
We've got a few new products this week, so check out the goods and see if there's anything you can use.
Our friend Stephanie Segall of Imagine Our Life shows us her recipe for a homemade LED robot costume.
Sam Berrada dropped by to show off the sign language to speech system he designed. Did we mention he's in the 8th grade?
Everyone who entered totally rules, but there could be only three who took home the prizes.
Another round of new products for this Friday.
We're keeping you stocked in LEDS as well as few other new products (like the MUX Shield - and an awesome example from Rojas!)
SparkFun gets a super fan. How do we deal with the copying of our images and designs without permission? We don't! Instead, we innovate that much faster.
I've got a project on my workbench that I was hoping to share, but I met some unexpected difficulty along the way.
Spice up your fancy outfit with some flashy LEDs.
Director of Engineering Pete Dokter is back for another episode of "According to Pete"
We show you how to program standalone ATmegas and introduce a new Arduino library to make using LED matrices easy!
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.
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!
We're bringing a fun kit to Maker Faire and showing off the new game on the LED Coffee Table.
LED panels, a wireless access point for your Arduino, and more! Check out what we have for this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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