Some tips and tricks on how to re-enforce, label, and charge the ever popular Lithium Polymer batteries.
We take a straight jacket, add some blinky, and wirelessly transmit heartbeats for a wicked costume.
Curious about how to integrate LEDs into your project? Check this out - I was tired of forgetting my bike light at home, this tutorial dives into LED wiring basics while adding lighting to my bike helmet.
She's always sending me mixed signals. Checkout this twist on a stoplight costume using MOSFETs, XBee, and plenty of blinking LEDs.
A brief introduction to sewing an Arduino circuit with the Lilypad Arduino Simple board. This tutorial requires no programming knowledge.
A beginner's guide to building a circuit with the new LilyPad LilyTwinkle!
We take an old rotary phone, dissect it, and cross-pollinate it with a cellular module.
A break down of all the sensors chosen, the main PCB layout, and the high power radios and antennas used.
A primer on the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board. What it is, what it's made of, and how you can program it.
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.
Nathan Seidle tells the story of SparkFun, how we got started and why we do what we do.
Why do we feel a tingle when we lick a 9V battery?
Checkout our caliper battery hack and a new class on creating basic schematics.
A Scooter battery meter grows into something a little bit crazier!
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.
Engineer Chris went to Burning Man, and needed some solar power for his project. Thus, a Roundtable was born.
A small solar powered bird tracker that weighs only 11 grams!
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Arduino Buying Guide Let’s face it, there are a lot of different Arduino boards out there. How do you decide which one you need for your project? With this table, you can not only compare featu…
GPS Buying Guide Above your head, right now, at an altitude of about 20,200 km there is a system of navigation satellites. There’s 35 of them, 24 active at any given time. It cost millions and …
Accelerometer, Gyro and IMU Buying Guide Accelerometers and gyros are becoming increasingly popular in consumer electronics, so maybe it’s time you added them to your project! Scrolling through…
LED's for spaceship: http://www.makershed.com/product_p/jm18041.…
These single-cell lithium polymer batteries are compatible with …