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C, C++, assembly


Bachelors in Computer Engineering Technologies


Solving problems (most problems) and keepin' it real


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Enginursday: Time-lapse with the Raspberry Pi Pt. 2

In my previous Enginursday post, I was just getting my feet wet using the Raspberry Pi as a time-lapse camera for my aquaponics system. After trying out different settings, different enclosures, and using both the standard Raspberry Pi Camera Module with the Pi NoIR Camera Module, I’m here to…

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Enginursday: Time-lapse with the Raspberry Pi

If you missed the most recent installment of Engineering Round Table, I showed off my latest creation: my Aquaponics system. As you can imagine, designing and creating the system itself was a fun, albeit time-consuming, project. However, building it was just the beginning. Now that my system has…

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Enginursday: Keep Calm and Solder On!

If you know SparkFun, then you probably know that we are all about soldering. Whether it’s selling kits that teach you how to solder, teaching soldering classes, or hosting soldering competitions, we love anything and everything that involves soldering. We love it so much that we believe…

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Engineering Thursday: LED Light Boxes

Way back when, I worked on a project to create smart phone controlled LED cubes. Although the project never really got past the prototyping stage, it was a great learning experience. Since then I’ve created dozens of LED light cubes and bars all with different methods of control. The process…

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Hacking your WiFi Card

Sometimes it’s necessary to modify existing technology. Sometimes it can be done for fun. Computers have a long history of being modified. However, as computers, namely laptops, have gotten more compact, it’s become increasingly harder to perform any sort of modifications or fixes on…

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Make Your Own Solder Paste Stencils

Just a quick note - Hurricane Sandy continues to wreak havoc on the northeast, so shipping times to the east coast (as well as over-seas) will continue to be delayed. We hope everyone affected by the storm stays safe. In case you haven’t noticed, we love to promote soldering here at SparkFun.…

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The FCC and Open Source Hardware

If you’re looking for “Engineering Roundtable,” worry not - it will go live tomorrow. Our videographer has been in California for the last few days covering the SparkFun West Coast Tour. So check back tomorrow! As SparkFun has grown over the years, there have been many hurdles that…

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RGB Fiber Optics

Good morning! First, we wanted to let our friends on the east coast know that we'll be visiting soon and we'd love to hang out! Artisan's Asylum, the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council are hosting the first Somerville Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 13, in…

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Visualize the frequencies of life with the SoundPuddle

Electronics and art go hand-in-hand, especially in the case of interactive art. To create an art piece that interacts with the environment and objects around it, be it presence, motion, light, smells, sound or color, you need microcontrollers and sensors providing the piece with some level of…

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Meet the Boulder Hackerspace

If you haven't heard of the terms hackerspace or makerspace, then you might have been living under a rock for the past few years! For those unfamiliar with hackerspaces, they are, in short, community workshops, hangouts, laboratories and sometimes something much larger. Each space has its own…

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Bubble Display Hookup Guide

March 7th, 2014

Need a small, cheap, and easy display? These bubble displays are what you've been looking for. Learn how to use them in this hookup guide.

Hackers in Residence - Hacking MindWave Mobile

February 26th, 2014

Review, teardown, and hacking tutorial for the MindWave Mobile, a $99 commercial grade EEG sensor.

WiFly Shield Hookup Guide

February 4th, 2014

How to get the WiFly Shield up and running.

Serial Graphic LCD Hookup

December 3rd, 2013

Learn how to use the Serial Graphic LCD.

OLED Display Hookup Guide

October 22nd, 2013

A simple hookup guide to get you started with the OLED LCD.

ITG-3200 Hookup Guide

October 22nd, 2013

Learn how to interact with the ITG-3200 Triple Axis Gyroscope.

Making Custom Footprints in EAGLE

September 27th, 2013

This tutorial will show you how to make custom, 1:1 footprint for any IC in EAGLE.

How to Solder - Through-hole Soldering

September 19th, 2013

Are you new to electronics and soldering? Have you soldered before but need a refresher? Do you solder all day everyday but still feel you could use a few tips and tricks? This tutorial with cover everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Serial Terminal Basics

September 9th, 2013

This tutorial will show you how to communicate with your serial devices using a variety of terminal emulator applications.

RN-52 Bluetooth Hookup Guide

August 29th, 2013

A hookup guide to get you started with the RN-52 Audio Bluetooth Module Breakout Board.

How to Use a Breadboard

May 14th, 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.
Name Pieces Total
Imp Weather Station
Parts for the Imp based weather station connected to Wun…
11 255.65
u-Fix-it Clinic
80 1016
Bubble Display
6 79.7
RasPi NoIR Camera LED Ring
8 15.9
LDK Experiment 6: Microcontroller Circuits
5 20.75
LDK Experiment 5: Create your own switch
6 20.7
LDK Experiment 3: Buttons and Switches
7 20.75
LDK Experiment 1: Lighting Up a Basic Circuit
5 16.75
Das Blinken Top Hat
6 57.25
WiFly Shield
4 2.7
Magical Lapel Flower
Here is a supplies list for creating the Magic Lapel Flo…
12 76.4
RN-52 Breakout
16 55.25
Hub-ee Buggy
23 135.99
LDK Experiment 2: Multiple LED Circuits
7 22.65
LDK Experiment 4: Make Your Own Button
6 27.7
H20 pH Probe
10 161.35