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  • APRS: Robust Wireless in an Age of IoT

    What is APRS? APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) is data over a frequency-modulated bandwidth of 144.390, and has been around for 25 years – it’s an early form of the cell phone and internet network structure as we know it today. Much of the structure of APRS can be traced …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-11By Jeffrey Branson
  • #PGHSTEM Spotlight: Mattie Collins-Wood

    Mattie Collins-WoodMattie Collins-Wood / Photo by Willy James Mattie Collins-Wood is an engineer with a vision for the future of STEM. Combining both her electrician background and engineering background, this double-threat wants to break through the barriers that keep people of color from …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-06-11By Willy James
  • The End of an Era

    If yo’re reading this, I’m going to assume you are familiar with Maker Media. You’ve had a subscription to Make Magazine, you’ve been to a Maker Faire or you’ve built a project from one of their many guides. The bottom line is, if you know SparkFun, then it’s a fairly …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-10By Rob Reynolds
  • Friday Product Post: Power to the People

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to another new product Friday! This week we have the SparkFun Nano Power Timer with an example project from Rob; a beefy 5V, 4A power supply ideal for your Jetson Nano; and four different wall adapters. Let’s take a closer look! …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-07By Chris McCarty
  • DIY Capacitive Touch Night Light

    In April this year, my wife gave birth to our first child. It’s been an amazing experience to get to know a human that is brand new to this world. He’s surprisingly funny for a sack of flesh… I’m not one of those baby picture spammers. …and …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-06By Elias Santistevan
  • TPL5110 Nano Power Timer Hookup Guide

    TPL5110 Nano Power Timer Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t901 Introduction The TPL5110 Nano Power Timer is ideal for applications that require low power, and especially those projects that are running off of a LiPo battery. The Nano Power Timer will turn …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-06-06By Elias The Sparkiest
  • Help Getting Started…

    Do you remember the last time you learned something new? Specifically when you knew hardly anything, were amazed by it all and also a bit intimidated by it? After you learned more about it, worked through the beginner stumbling blocks did you ever find yourself laughing at how …
    Source: 757 MakerspacePublished on 2019-06-05By Beau Turner
  • It Starts Here…

    Is writing things down a good idea? For me, the process of writing down ideas (text notes, sketches of parts of ideas or things seen) has been an important part of the design process. I have notebooks from my early teens floating around still full of forgotten nuggets, …
    Source: 757 MakerspacePublished on 2019-06-05By Beau Turner
  • Dude, Where’s My SAMD21 and SAMD51 Drivers For Windows 7?
    As some of you may know, Windows 7 and our SAMD21 and SAMD51 products have not really played well together in the past. Luckily, SparkFun has recently created some new drivers for our SAMD products that should work on Windows 7 machines: RedBoard Turbo SAMD21 Development Breakout Board SAMD21 Mini
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-05By John Trepke
  • Is That Justice Calling?
    Last week, when I should have been in the studio filming another new product video, I was instead sitting in a large room with a few hundred other civic-minded individuals, fulfilling my annual jury duty obligation. I was pulled for a jury pool, brought into the courtroom and questioned for …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-04By Rob Reynolds

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