This tutorial explains how common IR communications works, as well as shows you how to set up a simple IR transmitter and receiver.
RedBoard vs. Uno
In this tutorial we discuss the differences and similarities between the RedBoard and the Arduino Uno (SMD and PTH). The development platforms
Installing a Bootloader on the MicroView
Fix your bootloader-less MicroView! This tutorial covers how to: disassemble the MicroView, wire it up to an assortment of programmers, program the bootloader, and test it out.
Si4707 Hookup Guide
Instructions on hooking up to and communicating with the Si4707 Weather Band Radio Breakout using an Arduino.
Sound Detector Hookup Guide
The Sound Detector is a microphone with a binary output. This guide explains how it works and how you can use it in your projects.
How to Solder - Castellated Mounting Holes
Tutorial showing how to solder castellated holes (or castellations). This might come in handy if you need to solder a module or PCB to another PCB. These castellations are becoming popular with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth modules.
ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Simple Hookup Guide
Interested in getting into LilyPad? Or maybe it's Arduino that tickles your fancy? Just want to add a little white-blinky-LED zest to your vest? All of the above? The ProtoSnap LilyPad Simple is a great tool to explore any of these subjects.
Understanding the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.
Experiment Guide for RedBot with Shadow Chassis
This Experiment Guide offers nine experiments to get you started with the SparkFun RedBot. This guide is designed for those familiar with our SparkFun Inventors Kit and want to take their robotics knowledge to the next level.
Roomba Remote Tilt Controller
How to hack a Roomba, a WiTilt, and the Federal Trade Commission. Ok, maybe not the Federal Trade Commission.
12ft GPS Wall Clock
A fun project using LED light bars, a PIC for control, 7-segment driving, playing with 2Amps, and some assorted other fun tricks.
A simplistic approach to getting a two-wheel robot to move across the floor. Oh, and chasing my cat.
Mixed Signal Costume
She's always sending me mixed signals. Checkout this twist on a stoplight costume using MOSFETs, XBee, and plenty of blinking LEDs.
LiPo Battery Care
Some tips and tricks on how to re-enforce, label, and charge the ever popular Lithium Polymer batteries.
Robot Claw Tutorial
A quick guide to properly assembling the servo-controlled robotic claw.
Lessons from Rebuilding Illumitune
Lessons learned while fixing a kid's museum light and sound exhibit.
Laser Tape Measure Hacking
We tear apart a common laser tape measure. A good lesson in how to hack, how to document, and hitting walls.
HAB Launch - S1
Trials and tribulations of a late summer HAB launch and recovery.
Mr. Roboto Quickstart Guide
Hone both your soldering and programming skills with Mr. Roboto.
Deluxe Tool Kit Landing Page
What is in the Deluxe Tool Kit and what does it do?
Twinkling Fairy Wings
A fun, craft-heavy project that uses the LilyPad TinyTwinkle to illuminate a pair of translucent fairy wings.
Your June Caption Contest
Hope your humor skills are sharp - it's time for a caption contest!
SXSW Create 2014
We came, we taught, we ate our weight in breakfast tacos.
Bits and Parts
New stuff just goes on and on. FM Receiver, KinetaMap, LilyPad parts, IR Camera, Hand tools, solder wick, NanoMuscle, switches...
The flood gates are open for AVC 2011.
New Product Friday: Clawing Our Way Into Your Heart
The VL6180 Time of Flight sensor hits this week - plus a few other gems!
New Product Friday: MicroView Mayhem
Products from both sides of the tracks. A new kit with Microview, and a bunch of cast-offs from production.
Cyber Monday 2013 Recap
A look behind the scenes as a bunch of stuff went on sale, leading to SparkFun's biggest week ever.
A Plethora of New Products and a New Tutorial
A Weather Station, some breakout boards, soldering tools, and a few other cool new products. Oh, and a very important tutorial.
Fast and Malleable
Why SparkFun will never be able to compete with BMW.
Which Arduino Do You Need?
We have a new tutorial designed to help you find the right Arduino, plus a whole bunch of new products.
New Product Friday: What's Coming on Cyber Monday?
Today we show you a few new products and give you the inside scoop on Cyber Monday.
New Product Friday: Your Parts Connection
Another big week for new products. Check out all the connectors, plugs, and tools we have for this week.
Enginursday: Camera Hacking
Experimenting with optics and imagery.
SparkFun Tours ThinkGeek
In early December Nate and Chris paid ThinkGeek a visit at their HQ in Fairfax, Virginia. Here's a rundown of what happened!
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.
Lots of new products listed. Be sure to sign up for the New Product RSS feed.
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