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  • #Makers as Kids: @amptMN + @sparkfun from 'Making Makers' book

    Making Makers: Reflections on (Many) Childhoods - News 03 Mar '15, 3pm

    In high school, Nathan Seidle had a fancy graphing calculator. Given that he was a talented mathematics student with a strong interest in computers, it’s not surprising that he wanted to find a way to connect his calculator to his computer. Such cables were commercially available, but...

  • Educator Discount - 02 Mar '15, 8pm

    An educator is someone who regularly instructs classes/workshops in formal and/or informal learning environments. SparkFun Electronics offers an Educator Discount of 20 percent off SparkFun orders. This discount does not apply to taxes and shipping, and does not combine with our bulk ...

  • #autopost New Product Friday: MicroView Mayhem #sornram9254

    New Product Friday: MicroView Mayhem - News 27 Feb '15, 4pm

    As cool as this thing is I can’t get behind OLED screens. I had a CM Storm Sentinel Advance II gaming mouse that has an OLED screen in it to display DPI And whatnot. Within a year the pixels that got used the most started getting REALLY dim. Keep in mind that the OLED was only on when...

  • NSTA Takeover 2015 - News 16 Feb '15, 3pm

    Last year at NSTA we tested just how far the the Boston Convention Center was willing to go in the name of science. We were told from the onset that helium wasn’t allowed in the convention center – the fear was that if a balloon got loose then the service staff would have to retrieve ...

  • #autopost Happy Birthday Edison #sornram9254

    Happy Birthday Edison - News 11 Feb '15, 3pm

    The XDK IoT Edition lets you create applications in Node.js for the Edison along with an HTML 5 companion app for your smartphone, tablet and PC. That’s right: you can develop an Edison application and smartphone application in one place. This is great news if you want to control your...

  • #autopost Creating a Pendulum Monitor with the Wolfram Language and the SparkFun Blocks for Intel Edison #sornram9254

    Creating a Pendulum Monitor with the Wolfram Language and the SparkFun Blocks for Intel Edison - News 31 Dec '14, 3pm

    language:c #include "WolframLibrary.h" #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <sys/stat.h> #include <fcntl.h> #include <sys/ioctl.h> #include <linux/i2c-dev.h> #define UNABLE_TO_OPEN_I2C 128; #define UNABLE_TO_SELECT_DEVICE 129; #define UNABLE_TO_TURN_ON_SENSOR 130; DLLEXPORT...

  • Designing for Graceful Failure - News 15 Dec '14, 3pm

    I hope you guys provided steps to reproduce and sent it to the manufacturer so they could investigate and fix it (if they haven’t already) in the next version. As for a hardware failure of mine… I have had too many to count. The two significant ones is: 1) A GTX 280 OC edition video c...

  • #autopost Guest Post: FIRST Robotics and the ChapR Team #sornram9254

    Guest Post: FIRST Robotics and the ChapR Team - News 21 Jan '15, 4pm

    Our mentor approached us with the idea of creating a new product to assist in drive practice. We formed a small development team of students – I worked on software/management, Ben designed the printed circuit board (PCB) and other students helped with marketing and manufacturing. With...

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