Ell C

Member Since: November 28, 2016

Country: United States

Here at SparkFun, we love our dogs. When we searched deep in our dog-loving hearts, we found one true question: What if they could talk?

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Kids love Minecraft and things that glow in the dark - here's a fun project to get your littles involved with electronics!

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micro:bit Educator Lab Pack Experiment Guide

May 8, 2018

A quickstart guide for the micro:bit educator lab pack.

How to Use a Hot Air Rework Station

April 10, 2018

Hot-air stations or heat guns are very useful tools and are essential for any electronics workbench. When working with or building printed circuit boards, there is a lot of room for errors to be made. Have no fear though, there are ways to remedy this with a hot air rework station!
  • That speaker would be a bit heavy for a kitty. We have a lighter “thin speaker” (COM-10722) that might work though! The boards themselves are fairly compact, with a smaller battery perhaps?

    Hmm. I need to find a cat to prototype for now… :D

  • Hello! I re-read the experiment and looked at the code and I think the verbage could be re-worked because it is a bit confusing. We read resistance at 16 different loci and then use those values to calculate the cardinal directions we list in the experiment: N,NE,E,SE,S,SW,W,NE. In the makecode package, the standard deviation on these values is +/- 10 which gives me pause when looking at gradations of NNE, ENE, ESE, etc. I’m logging an issue to look at the statistical analysis to verify we can get consistent accuracy with these extended directions. If it makes sense to update the makeCode (and the experiment) we certainly will. Thank you!

  • True. I chose this method because I was teaching the basics to young'uns. I also had some of the parts just sitting around so it worked out to be pretty inexpensive as well. Win win!

  • Heads up! The tutorial is now live!

    https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/wifi-controlled-robot

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