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  • Friday Product Post: gator:boards for micro:bit

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to another new product Friday! This week we have four brand new boards designed specifically to expand the capabilities of your micro:bit via a SparkFun gator:bit. These four unique boards include the gator: environment, gator:particle, gator:microphone and the gator:soil. Each is different in their own …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-14By Chris McCarty
  • Enginursday: Aerofest 2019

    On June 1st, the Longmont Innovation Center (IC) hosted their first Aerofest event. The day was filled with airshows, battles, races, vendor tents and food trucks. Many R/C pilots are makers at heart, and it felt much like SparkFun’s AVC. Best of all, it was great to see lots of …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-13By Pete Lewis
  • SparkFun gator:environment Hookup Guide

    SparkFun gator:environment Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t873 Introduction Do you have an experiment involving environmental changes?

    added to your cart! …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-06-13By Santa Claus Impersonator
  • SparkFun gator:soil Hookup Guide

    SparkFun gator:soil Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t875 Introduction Do you have a science experiment involving plant growth?

    added to your cart! …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-06-13By Santa Claus Impersonator
  • SparkFun gator:microphone Hookup Guide

    SparkFun gator:microphone Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t874 Introduction Do you have an audio based science experiment?

    added to your cart! …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-06-13By Santa Claus Impersonator
  • SparkFun gator:particle Hookup Guide

    SparkFun gator:particle Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: http://sfe.io/t872 Introduction Do you have an experiment involving biometrics or particle detection?

    added to your cart! …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-06-13By Santa Claus Impersonator
  • How to get a Bootloader on your Board

    Modern microcontrollers are almost always programmed over USB – we rarely deal with lower level programming – but how does that work? First, let’s talk about bootloaders and what they are: a small piece of code that will check to see if there is new code coming in, and if …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-06-12By Michelle Shorter
  • 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
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