A sociological study on team work. Checkout how we built this 5' long, 83 lbs. Nintendo controller.
A trip down memory lane with a box full of prototypes collected over the years. Learn what not to do from what we screwed up.
A simplistic approach to getting a two-wheel robot to move across the floor. Oh, and chasing my cat.
Reflowing trickier PCBs with a $30 hot plate!
A tutorial using the PIC-PG2C programmer, an ICSP cable, a polarized header, and a breadboard.
Using the PIC-PG1B programmer - An amazing low-cost programmer that impressed us the first time we used it! A great tutorial to get your first PIC project blinking.
Mixing analog and digital for a cool graphic LCD project
This tutorial will outline replacing typical (old) magnetic T12 ballasts in an office fluorescent lamp with a more energy efficient electronic T8 system.
It's been a great year and we have just a few more products to announce before the end of the year.
Re-cap of SparkFun @NSTA13 at the Area Conference in Denver.
Build your own Vacuum Molding machine and start making plastic parts in your home shop!
Check out this awesome Kickstarter from Super Awesome Sylvia and Evil Mad Scientist Labs.
Help bring Sylvia and her family to Maker Faire New York and the Open Source Summit!
New buying guide for Wireless and we've posted our super fancy printed ads. Class times at Maker Faire are now available as well.
SparkFun gets a super fan. How do we deal with the copying of our images and designs without permission? We don't! Instead, we innovate that much faster.
Many schools and homes have VEX robotics systems. It's an awesome and amazing platform. I've casually mentioned to several friends that integrating VEX with Arduino is super simple to do... Here's a quick snap-shot at what we got working today.
It's time to squeeze in a caption contest before the end of the month - and a quick reminder about this year's AVC!
Here is the winner of this month's caption contest!
Congrats to the latest SparkFun caption contest winner!
Congrats Member #468914, you're the proud owner of the Kits Kit!
It's time for a little bit of fun. Let's hear your best caption!
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