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  • Storytime Hack: Small books, big screen

     Today, I wanted to use one of my favorite board books in my Donuts with Dad storytime. This group is usually pretty large (today we ended up with 83), so I knew that I couldn’t just hold that tiny book in my hand and expect everyone to see it, so …
    Source: Library MakersPublished on 2019-01-12By Library Makers
  • My favorite new kids music of 2018

    The SparkFun RedBoad Qwiic is the newest edition of the Arduino-compatible development platforms in the SparkFun catalog. This updated version of the classic SparkFun RedBoard incorporates …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-01-10By Santa Claus Impersonator
  • Win a Pillow Play Set from Sago Mini!

     Hey everybody!  Have you ever used Madison Public Library’s App Recommendation Page?  Or gotten other app advice from me in other ways (App Fairy Podcast, The Supper Club App Storytime, etc.)?  I’m looking to streamline and improve the library’s app recommendation services and would love your feedback. Please take a moment …
    Source: Library MakersPublished on 2019-01-09By Library Makers
  • Get Heavy and Humid with this DIY GPS Humidity Tracker

    Break out the soldering iron, screwdrivers and spreadsheets for some good ol’ fashioned data collection. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a specialist with degrees from Oxford or MIT. We’ll use open source parts and simple data points to make some measurements that we can contribute to science! Above …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-01-09By Brandon Williams
  • Another One Bites the Dust

    For this week’s entry, I had been planning a tutorial and project build based on an IMU. For those of you who may be relatively new to electronics, IMU stands for Inertial Measurement Unit, and they are used to measure specific force, angular rate and, depending on the chip, also …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-01-08By Rob Reynolds
  • Friday Product Post: Run Qwiic in the Relay Race!

    To start 2019 off right, we have two new Qwiic relay boards for those of you with some experience with power accessory boards. We also have the new Raspberry Pi 3 A+ in stock! It’s a slightly smaller week of new products, but that’s what happens when you’ve been on …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-01-04By Chris McCarty

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