Austin here we come!

We're loading up the SparkFun van with more soldering irons than you can shake a RedStick at and heading south for SX Create 2016! It's our fourth year teaching at SXSW, and we're bringing a fresh new take on a favorite workshop – the BadgerHack!

Join us in the Palmer Events Center from March 11-13 (it's free!) to solder and program your own, custom badge, check out some special SparkFun projects in action and pick up one of our new RedStick Add-On Kits – only available at our SX Create booth. See you there!

Finished your BadgerHack at SX Create and want to show the world what you made? Show @sparkfun your Stickpix on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, and hashtag #stickpix and #BadgerHack!

The SparkFun SticKits Contest

Couldn't make it to Austin for the BadgerHack workshop, or wondering what to do with your RedStick or BadgerStick now that you have one? We're giving you a chance to take your board to the next level AND win big! All you have to do is build a simple project for less than $100 using your RedStick or BadgerStick and SparkFun parts, create a kit wishlist on so others can replicate your project, and send a link to your wishlist, a photo and/or video of your project in action (to prove it works), and a short description to with the subject "SparkFun SticKits project." Our top three picks will each win a $200 SparkFun gift card! Entries will be accepted Monday, March 7, through Thursday, March 31, and the three winners will be featured on the SparkFun homepage in early April.

Not sure where to start? Check out our video debuting the RedStick and some simple Add-On Kit projects, as well as a few tutorials that will give you an idea of some of the many fun things you can do with your RedStick or BadgerStick!


This tutorial shows users how to solder their SparkFun interactive badges as well as put them to use in other projects.

BadgerHack: Gaming Add-On Kit

Make a Breakout clone with the BadgerHack Gaming Add-On Kit.

BadgerHack: Sensor Add-On Kit

Turn your Badger or Redstick into a temperature and soil moisture sensing display with the BadgerHack Sensor Add-On Kit

BadgerHack: Synth Add-On Kit

Make a tiny synth with BadgerStick.