The Uncertain 7-Cube
The Uncertain 7-Cube is a non-committal, less-than-helpful, but also entirely honest fortune teller. Simply ask it a yes or no question, give it a nudge, and the 7-Cube will dutifully inform you that it doesn’t have all the facts and doesn’t feel comfortable making a guess.
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.
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.
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.
The FreeSoC2 is an Arduino-compatible PSoC5LP-based development board, produced by SparkFun in collaboration with Jon Moeller (developer of the original FreeSoC) and Cypress Semiconductor.
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 basics behind the batteries used in portable electronic devices: LiPo, NiMH, coin cells, and alkaline.
How LEDs are Made
We take a tour of a LED manufacturer and learn how PTH 5mm LEDs are made for SparkFun.
An introduction to polarity in electronic components. Discover what polarity is, which parts have it, and how to identify it.
How Chip-On-Boards are Made
COB or chip-on-board is a low cost way of soldering an IC to a PCB. Checkout this tutorial to see how it is done!
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Retrosparktive Part II - Longbow Drive
SparkFun moves up to a "real building" - business ensues
Welcome to another year of new products!
It's 2011 and we expect this to be a big year for new products.
It's time for a sale! Plus, we're announcing a new product section: the Sale Category.
What's All the Fuss About Lithium Batteries?
The positives and negatives of shipping lithium batteries in the 21st century.
A look into SparkFun Production - and some new products!
New LilyPad kits, sensors, perf boards, a crazy package tracker, and various pictures updates. Oh, and Production is moving.
Parts and Projects
A few new items and a few customer project submissions.
Lynne Bruning, friend of SparkFun and E-Textile expert, joins us for a guest post.
Reused parts contest winner!
Congratulations to our reused parts winner!
Introducing the Arduino FIO and closing early
Say "hello" to the Arduino FIO - plus a few other new products!
The Return to Shenzhen - Part 2
SparkFun visits various factories and the electronics market in Shenzhen, China.
New Product Friday: Joints and Mounts
Now that AVC is done, we have a bunch of new products to talk about.
Connecting the Dots - Vancouver
Nate travels through UBC in Vancouver discovering amazing research projects and beautiful art, finishing up with a ride on the Mondo Spider.
Communities that Create
Nathan Seidle tells the story of SparkFun, how we got started and why we do what we do.