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Remixing Anouk Wipprecht's Kitty Ear soldering project shared on OSHPARK and Shapeways.

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Using the Mind Wave Mobile+, Mort and I created a mind-controlled IoT...solution (?) with sockets, of course!

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Affordable, consumable, single-layer PCB design!

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The micro:bit is an awesome piece of tiny hardware, and I just wanted to make sure we gave you another programming environment with which to play.

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Inspired to try something new for International Week of Making, Mary mixed and poured concrete over electronics in her office.

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We've got a new op amp tutorial using LTSpice, along with a neat little portable project: a mini guitar amp.

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Learn the basics of SPICE simulation with Linear Technologies' free LTspice program.

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These Raspberry Pi tips and Python tricks let you take your sensing projects off the desk and into the wild with wireless transmission and processing of data.

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Filter noise from your latest paranormal investigation field recordings, audio-capturing UAV or anything not related to either of those two things.

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Make friends using simple inflatable robotics.

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Pooch-inspired projects for SparkFun's four-legged besties

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Gator:bit Hookup Guide

May 10, 2018

Gator:bit is a rugged development breakout board for the BBC micro:bit. Gator:bit exposes almost every pin on the micro:bit to an alligator clippable pad. Gator:bit features over-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection circuitry on every IO pin as well as built-in addressable LEDs, built-in buzzer, and a power management solution to give you sensible powering options.

Little Soundie Audio Player Hookup Guide

April 26, 2018

Add sound effects to your project, prop or costume with Little Soundie Audio Player.

Papa Soundie Audio Player Hookup Guide

April 26, 2018

Add sound effects to your project, prop or costume with Papa Soundie Audio Player.

Pyboard Hookup Guide

September 7, 2017

Getting started with the Pyboard using MicroPython.

ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor SMD Hookup Guide

June 1, 2017

How to connect and use the SparkFun ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor with an Arduino.

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers with LTSpice

April 18, 2017

Picking up where we left off in "Getting Started with LTSpice," we delve a little deeper into LTSpice through an introduction of Operational Amplifiers.

Getting Started with LTspice

March 1, 2017

LTspice is a high performance SPICE simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with an impressive library of passive devices. Over 1000 models are included in the download but you can also add third party models.

Haptic Motor Driver Hook-Up Guide

January 19, 2017

Good vibes only. Getting started with the Haptic Motor Driver.

PiRetrocade Assembly Guide

October 28, 2016

Build your very own retro gaming controller using the SparkFun PiRetrocade Kit.

OpenScale Applications and Hookup Guide

July 22, 2016

OpenScale allows you to have a permanent scale for industrial and biological applications. Learn how to use the OpenScale board to read and configure load cells.

Electret Mic Breakout Board Hookup Guide

June 23, 2016

An introduction to working with the Electret Mic Breakout Board.
  • I’ve never needed a claw hammer for my home office more than I do now. Might even need 2.

  • I think you can manipulate it in code but you won’t be able to change the pitch while playing. You’d have to tweak it, play it, tweak it, play it, etc. The VS1000D firmware is in the repo, have at it.

  • This isn’t a headphones application. You can plug headphones in, get a tiny amount of sound but the product needs to be used with powered speakers.

  • This isn’t a headphones application. You can plug headphones in, get a tiny amount of sound but the product needs to be used with powered speakers.

  • Do you see data when you don’t use the trigger? The only thing I can suggest after this is to call our tech support team or if you don’t mind sharing your sketch I can try to recreate the problem and troubleshoot as well.

  • This is all the info we have on WAV from VLSI. For ogg type files, it supports 1 or 2 channels, a window size of 64-4096 samples, and a sample rate of up to 48kHz.

  • The VS1000 developer library contains a simple WAV decoder, which is included in the firmware on the Papa Soundie. Currently the WAV decoder supports 8-bit ulaw, 8-bit linear PCM, and 16-bit linear PCM formats.

  • If it isn’t showing up on device manager it may be a driver issue. Do you have the FTDI drivers installed?

  • Did you also turn “Serial trigger [on]”? In the configuration menu enter ’t' and it should turn on.

  • The source program is in the firmware folder in the repo. And YES! it can. In fact, source to access/read more memory (8x more memory) is almost done. I left this as a hack-I will share the source and the drop in SPI flash replacement in the next few months. If you file an issue in the Little Soundie repo about this I can add you as a collaborator to the hack repo if you’d like.