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  • How’s the Weather Up There?
    Springtime in the Rockies can bring with it some very interesting weather. So this week, I decided to grab our SparkFun micro:climate kit for micro:bit, put it all together and see exactly what was happening outside our windows here at SparkFun HQ. I’ve programmed it to record and broadcast temperature, …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-14By Rob Reynolds
  • We Are More Powerful When We Empower Each Other

    The topic of culture, organization and community is one that I think about a lot. Are we as a group going in the right direction? Are we growing? Are we being inclusive of everyone that is a part of the space? Are we supporting each other? Last week …
    Source: 757 MakerspacePublished on 2019-05-13By Beau Turner
  • Friday Product Post: High Seven!

    Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today we have the new OpenMV H7 camera for a new machine vision option. We also have a buck-boost SparkFun Original and a few updates to three of our micro:bit kits. Last up is a new latching solenoid offering that should help with your next …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-10By Chris McCarty
  • Buck-Boost Hookup Guide

    Buck-Boost Hookup Guide a tutorial Available online at: Introduction We got tha powah! The Buck-Boost Converter is the latest breakout from SparkFun that allows you to fine tune the amount of power your project receives. It can take an input voltage of anywhere …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-05-10By Alex the Giant
  • Remake Learning Days kicks off in southwestern Pennsylvania (and across America)

    This May 9–19, Remake Learning Days returns to Southwestern Pennsylvania for a fourth consecutive year as families and communities are encouraged to help remake learning together. The festival of connected learning and hands-on educational activities for youth and families was founded in 2016 by the Pittsburgh-based Remake Learning network, and …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-05-09By ryan
  • Enginursday: Using an ESP32 for Home Automation
    In a previous Enginursday, I showed off our MQTT tutorial using an ESP32 Thing and a Raspberry Pi. I mentioned at the end that you could use open source software such as Home Assistant to have your ESP32 control your house, and after many months the wait is finally over. …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-09By Alex Wende
  • Using Home Assistant to Expand Your Home Automations

    Using Home Assistant to Expand Your Home Automations a tutorial Available online at: Introduction In this tutorial, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started controlling your home with Home Assistant, an open source home automation hub that puts local control …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-05-09By Alex the Giant
  • SparkFun at the CU Engineering Projects Expo 2019

    The University of Colorado Boulder is, quite literally, just down the road from SparkFun HQ. Several SparkFunions are graduates of CU (including our founder, Nathan Seidle), so any time they hold an event promoting their engineering school, it piques our interest! On April 26th, CU held their second annual Engineering …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-08By Chris McCarty
  • Keep Up With Qwiic

    The Qwiic Rapid Prototyping System has been around for a few years now, but in the last year it has really taken off. We’ve added dozens of new products and tutorials, and the rate of new Qwiic-connectable products being introduced is only growing. It’s a great time to give our
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-07By Adam Swetlik
  • Highlights of Member Show and Tell Q1 2019

    The membership of Dallas Makerspace continues to impress not only with the dizzying array of interests, but with their proliferation. From TIGged tomato cages to dragon’s eggs, “Serge For a Cause” embroidered hats to wire wrap jewelry, here are some of our fun, interesting, and (sometimes) useful creations…
    Source: Dallas MakerspacePublished on 2019-05-06By jast

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