LiPo USB Charger Hookup Guide
How to charge your LiPo batteries with the USB LiPo charger. Plus how to modify your charger to set the charge current.
Connectors are a major source of confusion for people just beginning electronics. The number of different options, terms, and names of connectors can make selecting one, or finding the one you need, daunting. This article will help you get a jump on the world of connectors.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an engineering marvel that we all have access to for a relatively low cost and no subscription fee. With the correct hardware and minimal effort, you can determine your position and time almost anywhere on the globe.
A tutorial on electronics most over-looked and under-appreciated component. The switch! Explaining the difference between momentary and maintained switches. And what all those acronyms (NO, NC, SPDT, SPST, ...) stand for.
Serial Terminal Basics
This tutorial will show you how to communicate with your serial devices using a variety of terminal emulator applications.
Here you will learn all of the basics of electronic textiles and how to sew.
LDK Experiment 1: Lighting Up a Basic Circuit
The first experiment in the LilyPad Design Kit series. In this exercise, you will learn how a basic e-textiles circuit works, and light up a sewable LED using a coin cell battery holder and conductive thread.
Photon Battery Shield Hookup Guide
The Photon Battery Shield has everything your Photon needs to run off, charge, and monitor a LiPo battery. Read through this hookup guide to get started using it.
Getting Started with the LilyPad MP3 Player
The LilyPad MP3 Player is an amazing little board that contains almost everything you need to play audio files. You can use it to create all kinds of noisy projects, from MP3 hoodies to talking teddy bears. Your imagination is the only limit! This tutorial will help you get started.
SAMD21 Mini/Dev Breakout Hookup Guide
An introduction to the Atmel ATSAMD21G18 microprocessor and our Mini and Pro R3 breakout boards. Level up your Arduino-skills with the powerful ARM Cortex M0+ processor.
The basics behind the batteries used in portable electronic devices: LiPo, NiMH, coin cells, and alkaline.
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After a fair amount of work, we have completed what we hope to be an educational kit and supporting printed materials to go along with the <a href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=BEE-7-SMDSoldering">SMD Soldering</a> lecture.
Enginursday: Computer Basics
Exploring a simple von Neumann architecture computer
T³: Battery Basics
A quick look at the science behind how batteries work.
Basic Differential Platform with Actobotics
A new tutorial to help you get started with robotics using Actobotics.
New Product Friday: Back to Basics
New Products! SmartBasic, Power Resistors, mid-week releases, and more!
New Product Friday: A Basic Product Post
We have a good balance of products for this week. Check them out and see if one can be a solution for a problem with your project.
Another Thrilling New Product Post
Another week, another new product post. How many products can we carry? As many as you want us to!
Product Post Thursday!
Another new product post, now with extra shenanigans.
Post Free-Day Saturday New Product Post
Now that Free-Day is over we have to get back to the normal grind. Here are the new products for this week.
Thursday New Product Post
Another new product post to brighten your day.
Another Illuminating Product Post
Lights, Printers, Current! We have some cool stuff this week, so check out this Thursday New Product Post.
Maker Faire Tickets
We're headed to Maker Faire! Get a free ticket with each piece of SparkFun swag.
St. Patrick's Day New Product Post
Today we're going green with a special St. Patrick's Day new product post.
Enginursday: Blynk Board Laundry Monitor
Check out the new Blynk Board and the tutorials that have sprouted up around it.
New Product Friday: A Touching Gesture
A cool new sensor, some revisions, and other great stuff. Check out what's new.
Solar Powered Bird Tracking
A small solar powered bird tracker that weighs only 11 grams!
New Product Friday: Look! A Thing!
This week we have the mysterious and amazing SparkFun 'Thing' as well as a new touchscreen kit.
Your Friday New Product Wrap-Up
This Friday, we're coming to your aid with more new products!
New Product Friday: Seeing Red Visions
This week we're seeing red (boards) and we've got a lot of new revisions for you!
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