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  • Celebrating 2018 and Going Deep in 2019

    Dear Remake Learning network, It’s been an honor to watch you shine in 2018. Throughout the year we visited with countless educators (in schools, museums, libraries, nonprofits, and more). We chatted with learning scientists, technologists, and policy wonks. We’ve done our best to listen to you and support you in …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2018-12-19By ryan
  • Underlit Crystal Display

    For longer than I’ve worked at SparkFun, there has been a holiday tradition with our marketing team – we call it Secrete Santa. Yes…secrete. Long story short, around a decade or so ago a previous employee misspelled secret, and it’s stuck every since. Anyway, Secrete Santa isn’t your normal find
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-12-19By Blake Houchin
  • Where do you find your inspiration?

    As another years winds down, it’s human nature to look back. To examine dreams, achievements and, for makers, projects. Regardless of whether a project was only conceptualized, or seen to completion, they are all worth revisiting. My list of project ideas always far outweighs the number of projects that I …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-12-18By Rob Reynolds
  • Friday Product Post: Let’s Do the Qwiic Twist!

    This week we have five new and unique products! Without further delay, let’s jump in and take a closer look: Twist and Shout! added to your cart! …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-12-14By Chris McCarty
  • Enginursday: Innovative Testbed Design (Part 1 of 2)

    It’s fun to be on the quality control side of things. Not only do we get to play with all the new widgets ahead of release, we are constantly faced with new challenges and pushed to innovate testbed design. Sometimes new products require new features on a testbed, and that …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-12-13By Pete Lewis
  • SparkFun Serial Basic CH340C Hookup Guide

    SparkFun Serial Basic CH340C Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t837 Introduction The latest iteration of the SparkFun Serial Basic Breakout takes advantage of USB-C and is an easy-to-use USB-to-Serial adapter based on the CH340C IC from WCH. With USB-C you can get …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2018-12-13By Elias The Sparkiest
  • Qwiic Twist Hookup Guide

    Qwiic Twist Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t846 Introduction Sometimes you just need a volume knob. The Qwiic Twist is a digital RGB encoder, also known as a continuously rotating knob that is read and controlled over I2C. …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2018-12-13By Nate
  • LS20031 5Hz (66 Channel) GPS Receiver Hookup Guide

    LS20031 5Hz (66 Channel) GPS Receiver Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t678 Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the Locosys LS20031 5Hz 66 Channel GPS module! This low power GPS receiver can tell you where you are …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2018-12-13By a1ronzo
  • The National Robotics Challenge

    Every year for the last seven years I’ve ventured to Ohio for the National Robotics Challenge. It has become one of my favorite events and I think it’s a unique and powerful example of an “open” event in American education. Heavy sumo! The challenge started over 25 years …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-12-12By Jeffrey Branson
  • From the Field: Electrical Engineering as a Hobby

    Hello, my name is Adam Carlson and I am addicted to learning. No really, I am, and that is the fun part! Because of my addictions to learning and creating things, engineering and design were a natural fit. If you couple this with a love of aviation, you get an …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-12-11By Chelsea Moll

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