SparkFun Electronics

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  • Want to start building #IoT prototypes with #Web tech? Well there is a kit for that!

    Web of Things Kit - KIT-13832 29 Aug '16, 5pm

    Description: This is the Web of Things (WoT) Kit, a comprehensive and hands-on kit that teaches about the intersection of the Internet of Things (IoT) and modern Web technologies. This kit utilizes the Raspberry Pi 3 model as its medium to teach with an 16GB SD card and USB cable, a p...

  • #Go3D

    T³: 3D Printing a Rotary Tattoo Machine - News - 16 Aug '16, 3pm

    You see, in 1876, Edison patented a device which he called a Stencil-Pen . While the first iteration of this device used a rotary drive, a patent filed the following year would almost pass for a modern tattoo machine and it was intended for making stencils. A pair of coils would drive...

  • T³: Who is Katherine Johnson?

    T³: Who is Katherine Johnson? - News - 23 Aug '16, 3pm

    Growing up, I was enamored with the United States' space program. I watched shuttle launches on TV and knew almost all of the historical rockets by heart. It wasn’t until I watched the movie “Apollo 13” that I realized most of the magic happens on the ground. The success of a space mi...

  • Sparkfun names new CEO, formerly at Arrow via /r/TheAmpHour

    Nate the Engineer part II: Glenn the CEO - News 15 Aug '16, 4pm

    To be very clear, you haven’t seen the last of me. I’m planning on taking some time to re-play Zelda until my thumb is sore from mashing buttons. I suspect I’ll make it approximately 72 hours before I start taking something apart. Tons of projects have been waiting patiently on my she...

  • Tech Talk Tuesday: Using LEDs as light sensors.

    T³: Using LEDs as light sensors - News - 09 Aug '16, 3pm

    The other thing about using LEDs for light detection is that they are sensitive to specific portions of the spectrum. That is, they are most sensitive at the colors that they emit when acting as light sources. This allows them to be used as sensors in multi-spectral devices. Forrest M...

  • T³: Building a battery backup Pokédex for Pokémon Go! - News - SparkFun 16 Jul '16, 2am

    You’re three miles from the trailhead, you didn’t plan on walking three miles for lunch, but while you were re-stocking at the PokéStop you spotted a nearby Ninetails. You’ve been tracking it for an hour now and you’re finally face to face with the magnificent beast. Pokéball number o...

  • Get a load of the new, ATmega328P-based @SparkFun OpenScale!

    OpenScale - SEN-13261 22 Jul '16, 4pm

    Description: The SparkFun OpenScale is a simple-to-use, open source solution for measuring weight and temperature. It has the ability to read multiple types of load cells and offers a simple-to-use serial menu to configure calibration value, sample rate, time stamp and units of precis...

  • Almost Free Day has arrived - News 20 Jul '16, 2pm

    Yes! We’ll be offering some special bundles for this day only, as well as having a big sale on the SIK. If you want to get involved in Internet of Things (IoT) or wearables/e-sewing, this is a perfect opportunity with a big discount. The following three bundle options will be $74.99 o...

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