This post explores how to use the power control features of the Battery Babysitter to make a product with the features we expect from portable embedded electronics.
Catching 'Em All can drain your smartphone battery; let's see if we can fix it in style!
Why do we feel a tingle when we lick a 9V battery?
These electrifying little devices are getting more restricted by the year.
A new robotics board and Arduino shield should help ease you into the weekend!
If you order batteries from us, you'll want to read this.
Just today and tomorrow, and then 2016 will finally be over. Let's send it off with a new 3-axis Accelerometer, a "tasty" speaker, and customizable RGB 7-segment display.
Say "hello" to the Arduino FIO - plus a few other new products!
SparkFun moves up to a "real building" - business ensues
SparkFun visits various factories and the electronics market in Shenzhen, China.
Checkout our caliper battery hack and a new class on creating basic schematics.
A Scooter battery meter grows into something a little bit crazier!
Today we are happy to bring you a handy BNC adapter board for the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 and an updated version of the popular 2xAAA battery holder.
Nathan Seidle tells the story of SparkFun, how we got started and why we do what we do.
The positives and negatives of shipping lithium batteries in the 21st century.
Nate travels through UBC in Vancouver discovering amazing research projects and beautiful art, finishing up with a ride on the Mondo Spider.
A small solar powered bird tracker that weighs only 11 grams!
Engineer Chris went to Burning Man, and needed some solar power for his project. Thus, a Roundtable was born.
Fast cars and muscles. Sounds like a great Friday!
Conformal coatings have always been a big thing in the electronics world, but you rarely see it in the hobbyist/prototyping market. Here's our experience and where it is beneficial to use.
Watch and learn: a video about the design process for a mobile camera
We got a new shipment of stuff for this week that includes some swag, some new Arduino boards, and a couple of revisions.
It's Inventory Day for us, but don't worry, we still have some new products for you!
We have a round of bright new products for you to take for a spin!
Guest blog post by Arnoud Buzing of Wolfram Research on using the Edison and SparkFun Blocks to make a pendulum monitor.
The weekend is almost here, so we're talking about the new products from this week and demonstrating a couple as well.
When things become sentient, it's good to be able to remotely kill power.
What items would you like to see available down the street? Oh, and some new products posted.
This is the first ever product post at our new day, Friday.
Check out the open source photo light you can control with your phone.
We use a 9DoF Stick IMU and gnuplot to read and analyze model rocket data.
A cool new sensor, some revisions, and other great stuff. Check out what's new.
Friday means new products here at SparkFun. We've got a few things, so let's talk about what we've got!