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  • Hardware Hump Day: Physical Sensors and Digital Interfaces - News 21 Jun '17, 2pm

    Processing is a learning language that was first created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach programming fundamentals within a visual context. One of the most exciting features is that it allows users to quickly and easily pull input from Arduino sensors to control a screen...

  • Enginursday: Building a Cherry MX keyboard for #Eagle shortcut keys. #CAD

    Enginursday: Pressing Our Buttons - News 15 Jun '17, 3pm

    Eagle has been our go-to CAD program for quite a few years now, and while it’s relatively easy to learn and use, I’ve always struggled to learn the keyboard shortcuts. Some of the other engineers here use the shortcuts quite regularly, and have created their own shortcut keys using th...

  • Colorado doesn’t need to replicate Silicon Valley to have a prosper

    Colorado Doesn’t Need to Replicate Silicon Valley to Have a Prosperous Startup Industry - News - 06 Jun '17, 5pm

    examining the startup industry in places other than the coasts by asking the question, “Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley?” As a founder of a tech company (although not in the vein of the rapidly scalable and wildly popular SaaS ventures) in the A...

  • Your Jedi Mind Trick is only as good as your gesture sensor. Luckily, we've made ours even better.

    Friday Product Post: Gestures Do Oft Prove Prophets - News 02 Jun '17, 4pm

    Hello, and welcome back to another Friday Product Post! Pardon the Shakespearean pun of a title this Friday but, frankly, it’s hilarious and we aren’t sorry! This week we are very happy to bring you a new revision to the popular ZX Sensor (now utilizing SMD parts) as well as four Clin...

  • Hardware Hump Day: Fidget Spinner Power Gauntlet - News 07 Jun '17, 2pm

    Finally, with the circuit assembled, it was time to mount everything in a useful way. I dug through the closet for a pair of old work gloves and started out by marking the position for the coil. I held the fidget spinner between my middle finger and thumb and found a spot in the palm ...

  • Enginursday: 60 USB Chargers in Parallel - News 25 May '17, 4pm

    Sometimes engineers need to take a break from crunching numbers and furrowing their brows at data sheets, and do something fun instead. Today I wanted to find out what would happen if I took 60 5V, 2A power supplies and wired them together. It can put out 120 amps at 5 volts! Will it ...

  • The juicer you love to hate has come to SparkFun, with a twist! Meet the Juicezero!!!

    IoTuesday: From Juicero to Juicezero - News 16 May '17, 8pm

    You can almost excuse Juicero for wanting to preserve its subscription-based revenue model, and if you’re going to advertise that your juice machine protects customers from product expiration and recall, the last thing you want is someone getting sick from a third-party pack and blami...

  • #microbit is officially in stock. Now enjoy everything this powerful little board has to offer!

    micro:bit - DEV-14208 19 May '17, 7pm

    Taking a closer look at the front of the board, we can see the 5x5 LED array that you can use as a light sensor, a tiny screen to draw on, display words, numbers and other information, and the two programmable buttons! On the back of the board you will find the brains of the micro:bit...

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