Here are a few tips for creating your e-textiles workshop and activities.
If your resolutions include doing more crafts (and the winter weather is perfect for it), we've got a brand-new LilyPad product in a sparkling new kit just for you.
Build three simple electronics components using soft materials.
Angela from the Education Department visited F.I.T's Digital Spa Maker Camp to present a workshop on LilyPad and e-textiles.
Spice up your fancy outfit with some flashy LEDs.
Join us on May 27t for the next episode of "SparkFun Live!"
This installment of our new e-textiles how-to video series shows you how to incorporate LED string lights into your Halloween costume!
The dropping cost of LED bulbs is accelerating. We compare a few brands to see how they are approaching design and lower cost manufacturing.
We're offering a beginning LilyPad class next week - we'd love to see you there!
With some LEDs, some acrylic, and a little know-how, you can create your very own LED light box.
Make this great card for Father's Day, birthdays - or any occasion with a dash of DIY is the answer.
Here are some ideas and downloadable designs to get you inspired this Halloween season.
Want the coolest Halloween costume around? This is the class for you.
The LED Coffee Table tutorial is posted! Check us out at Maker Faire Austin.
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!)
Test your bare LEDs with a set of hacked tweezers - and don't worry about polarity!
Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.
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.
I've got a project on my workbench that I was hoping to share, but I met some unexpected difficulty along the way.
Check out Nick Poole's Interactive LED Installation.
Build an indoor visual weather display with LEDs and the Particle Photon!
Take prototyping to the next level with the ProtoSnap!
My (successful) experiments with DIY lamps and nail art
Director of Engineering Pete Dokter is back for another episode of "According to Pete"
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.
With the conclusion of the World Series, we thought you'd enjoy hearing some other unprecedented news, including the release of the NEW LP55231 Driver Breakout and LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit!
Join us for a fun workshop at Wondercon in Anaheim!
New: A triple axis gyro, specialty IC hooks, AVC poster, bags of LEDs, Open Heart Kit, new (Sale) items, MIDI cable, and a fuse and fuse holder.
Two brand new Teensy boards, our new version of the Beginner Parts Kit, and a slew of LilyPad LEDs. A Friday where you can find anything for any project!
We have a round of bright new products for you to take for a spin!
This week we're back with more new products and another demo project.
We're back with a whole bunch of new products and our most dangerous project to date, the EPIC. Check out the video and the products.
Nick covers for Rob as we wave 'hello' to some new products!
In January 2013, SparkFun education and engineering went to the Artisan's Asylum in Massachusetts to offer a large amount of support for their educational track. This post is all about the event and ancillary events we did on either side of the weekend while in the Boston area.