SparkFun Electronics

1 day ago ... SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible.


  • LIDAR-Lite v3 - SEN-14032 14 Oct '16, 8pm

    Description: It’s back! This is the LIDAR-Lite v3, a compact, high-performance optical distance measurement sensor from Garmin™. When space and weight requirements are tight, the LIDAR-Lite v3 soars. The LIDAR-Lite v3 is the ideal solution for drone, robot or unmanned vehicle applicat...

  • You know what they say about flattery

    Enginursday: Battle of the RTC - News 07 Oct '16, 1pm

    This hits my “pet peeve” about SBCs (Single Board Computers): The thing that I find irksome is that many CPUs have an RTCC (Real Time Clock Calendar) on-chip that, with the addition of a 32768 Hz crystal and a separate battery (and maybe a diode) will keep time even when the rest of t...

  • AVC: The Greatest Show on Earth! - News 12 Sep '16, 8pm

    This Saturday, Sept. 17, SparkFun will be transformed from a boring ol’ parking lot into the greatest show on earth involving robots, hay bales, lots of extension cords, good weather (fingers crossed), explosions (also fingers crossed – don’t tell the fire marshal) and, of course, a c...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oh nifty!

    Proto Pedal - PRT-13124 23 Sep '16, 1pm

    With the SparkFun Proto Pedal you’ll find all the problems of a guitar pedal’s complex framework solved with true bypass and LED switching; a large, open prototyping area equivalent to a standard solderless breadboard; a small prototyping area for power regulation or reference voltage...

  • Here's Johnny! Introducing the Johnny-Five Inventor's Kit by @jorydotcom

    Here's Johnny! Introducing the Johnny-Five Inventor's Kit - News 29 Jun '16, 1pm

    is a robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) platform that makes it possible for users to quickly build whole projects from start to finish using JavaScript, the language of the web. Johnny-Five is the go-to kit for JavaScript-based hardware projects, allowing you the freedom to build, ...

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