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A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.

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We all know that women are not only a minority in technical fields, but are often not encouraged to go into such fields. Here are a few ways to encourage and support the girls/women in our lives who are interested in technical fields.

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SD Cards and Writing Images

June 4, 2015

How to upload images to an SD card for Raspberry Pi, PCDuino, or your favorite SBC.

Installing an Arduino Bootloader

December 4, 2013

This tutorial will teach you what a bootloader is, why you would need to install/reinstall it, and go over the process of doing so.

How to Use a Breadboard

May 14, 2013

Welcome to the wonderful world of breadboards. Here we will learn what a breadboard is and how to use one to build your very first circuit.
  • If you make a wall sized cross stitch of either the resistor chart or a capacitor chart I will personally buy you a capacitor kit! That’s a lot of cross stitch!

  • The short answer is this shield is designed to mate the the Arduino Uno (or SparkFun Redboard) microcontroller. You will need to solder pins to the shield and then connect it the the board. All programming is done on the Arduino over USB. Check out the hook up guide as well for a walk through on how to assemble this.

    The long answer is try emailing techsupport@sparkfun.com. They are great at helping people get started and should help you find what will work best for your situation and what specifically you will need.

  • Don’t worry, nothing too dramatic. Rob may choose to expand, but he left on good terms for a position at another company in the area. He’ll probably respond and give his $0.02, but he’s probably at work. :)

  • Yep, you have options. Also, each value has its own little baggy so you can just leave them all in the box for those without spare bins. I want to see someone blow it up poster size and place it on the wall!

  • Honestly, the original was a bit unsettling and nightmarish!

  • It is actually visible (small but visible). In fact Shawn’s head is there twice (once on Waldo’s body, and once on the post card)! Also, I’m not sure one really beat out the other. They each ended up winning a different category and won different prizes. I definitely like them both for different reasons.

  • Sorry you are having problems with the Edison boards. Please email techsupport@sparkfun.com for assistance on getting your Edison up and working. Also, please review our comment guidelines.

  • The only real requirement (other than it being an AVR) is that the Arduino IDE can compile the code first. There are things like the chip, speed, etc., that are determined using the boards.txt file. If there is no entry the Arduino IDE can not compile the code. By default the Arduino IDE does not have an ATMega16u2 entry, so you will need to add it. Otherwise the IDE should be able to compile the code and send the correct commands to avrdude.

  • Sigh, you have no idea… Tune in next week for more Rob!

  • This kit also has the wheel encoders, buzzer, and bumper sensors. And because it is designed as an all in one kit you also get a screwdriver, AA batteries and USB cable.