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How and why we built a tiny Internet of Things apartment at SparkFun HQ.

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Can biometric data help shed light on panic and anxiety?

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In this final installment, we talk about the completed workspace from parts I and II

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Wondering how to organize all of the tools and materials in your workspace? Look to the pros for inspiration!

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A few notes on the inner workings of Nest's new smoke detector

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Back to "The Future!"

Revisiting an earlier post about The Future and getting a little direction.

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SparkFun in 3D

An update on our efforts to provide 3D models of popular SparkFun parts

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What happened to our enthusiasm for "The Future," and how is the Maker Movement bringing it back?

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Find out how and why we're modeling our products in 3D... and how you can help!

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Build your own Vacuum Molding machine and start making plastic parts in your home shop!

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Nick covers for Rob as we wave 'hello' to some new products!

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While the media team is away, Nick and Dave take matters into their own hands for a unique new product post.

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Turn your week around with some revolutionary new products.

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It's time to brighten your day with a glowing line-up of new products.

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Making Music with the FreeSoC2

August 14, 2015

Create a synth keyboard with the FreeSoC2 from SparkFun.

Ludus Protoshield Hookup Guide

July 30, 2015

Get started with the SparkFun Ludus Protoshield and Ludus Protoshield Wireless!

FLIR Lepton Hookup Guide

March 26, 2015

See the invisible world of infrared radiation using the FLIR Dev Kit and Raspberry Pi.

Light-Up Father's Day Card

June 9, 2014

Light up your dad's day with this electronic pop-up card!

Teardown: DDC Mobile X900

June 3, 2014

Nate picked up a bricktastic phone in China. Let's take it apart!!!

Interactive Hanging LED Array

April 10, 2014

Learn how we converted 72 lightbulbs into an interactive LED array for our conference room.

Teardown: Misfit Shine Activity Tracker

April 3, 2014

A quick tear down of the popular fitness tracking device, the Misfit Shine.

MYST Linking Book

March 18, 2014

Create your own Linking Book from the classic computer game, MYST

Build an Auduino Step Sequencer

March 6, 2014

Make a Step Sequencer using an Arduino, the Auduino firmware, and a handful of hardware.

Nest Protect Teardown

January 15, 2014

See the inner-workings of the new Nest Protect in this SparkFun Teardown.

Recreating Classic Electronics Kits

January 13, 2014

100-in-1? 500-in-1? It's up to you when you build your own Science Fair style experiment board!

pcDuino Crowdsource Kiosk

January 9, 2014

Getting People to do your job for you (badly) with some chocolate and a pcDuino!

Building the HUB-ee Buggy

September 6, 2013

Let's build the HUB-ee Buggy: A simple robot based on the HUB-ee wheel system!

The Uncertain 7-Cube

March 8, 2013

The Uncertain 7-Cube is a non-committal, less-than-helpful, but also entirely honest fortune teller. Simply ask it a yes or no question, give it a nudge, and the 7-Cube will dutifully inform you that it doesn’t have all the facts and doesn’t feel comfortable making a guess.
  • If you are actually having panic attacks, one word: Psychiatrist.

    This is an issue that I’ve been working with my doctors with for the better part of a decade now. Rest assured, I’m not shy about professional help.

    As for your second comment, that’s interesting I’ll have to do some poking around a learn more about protime. Do they not still use Warfarin as a rat poison? My grandfather was on Coumadin for a while, classic old-school blood-thinner. Pretty rough.

  • Thanks,

    Creating a device or at least a method for predicting panic episodes is kind of a pie-in-the-sky dream. But if I’m going to be collecting a bunch of related data anyway I might as well try. It’s not like I have much to lose by formatting and feeding a bunch of numbers to an ANN.

    Ugh, caffeine. You know I drink de-caf coffee now? What have I become? ;)

  • Thanks so much, and I appreciate all of you folks for taking time to read it!

  • Thank you!

  • This graph was actually generated out of Google Sheets. I will say that I’m not a huge fan of the way that the graphs are displayed, they seem pretty taxing on Flash. That said, they are handy and can be embedded with simple code. I was posting the data to a Google Sheet using an online form but it may be possible to post directly from a connected device.

    Hope that helps!

  • I appreciate and share your concern. That would be the bit where I stopped leaving the house for a few weeks.

  • One of our first projects that are planned for the space will be lighting related. We’ll keep your suggestions in mind!

  • We actually chose the casement windows that we did because they have a crank-out mechanism that we believe will be easy to automate :)

  • Hey! I actually do have plans to add a bathroom sink and mirror so that we can incorporate some of those projects, so I’m glad you brought it up :) It probably won’t be plumbed, but it will at least be a nice placeholder for bathroom-related IoT stuff.

    Hahaha, yeah, Nuts and Volts is definitely there. I think I’ve got some “Wired” sitting out as well. All kind of fits the theme i’d say.

  • It is true that, due to fire code, automated mantraps are required to allow egress from to the non-secure area…

    If you have a guard working the mantrap, however, you can lock someone in until they’ve been authorized!


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Elastolite parts from the glowing Captain America shield build.

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Tool Kit - Deluxe (Old)

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ProtoShield Kit

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McMurdo RC

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Button Kit

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HUB-ee Buggy

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Everything I used in the HUB-ee Buggy robot build for the 4/19 N…

AVC Sales Booth

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Space-Age Science Fun

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