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  • 13 Halloween Paper Circuits (FREE Ebook)
    Get into the Halloween “spirit” by creating these fun light-up paper circuit cards. This project is not only fun but educational. You will learn how to create different kinds of conductive circuits using copper tape, LEDs and a coin cell… The post 13 Halloween Paper Circuits (FREE Ebook) appeared first …
    Source: MakerspacesPublished on 2019-10-15By
  • Sound bites from Open-Source Hardware Panel

    The OSH panelists ranged from product and business developers to artists and educators. Here are some written sound bites from the panel: On creativity and innovation “It is about the speed of innovation. Open source hardware has made SparkFun a better company – we must come up …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-15By Jahnell Pereira
  • Innovations That Help Learners Prepare for the Future of Work: Marita’s Favorites from the HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh

    As the working group lead for Remake Learning’s Future of Work Collaborative, I’m always looking for the educators in our region who are preparing their students for the future. In a rapidly changing economy, we must reimagine and redefine what career readiness looks like and expand options for post-secondary education. …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-10-14By remakelearning
  • Friday Product Post: We’ve Got Powerful Connections

    Hello everyone, and happy Friday! We have a few new products this week, starting with an ATX Power Connector soldering kit to safely add power to your project from those laptop brick power supplies! We also have all of the associated parts included in the kit. Let’s jump in a …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-11By Chris McCarty
  • Enginursday: Ten Years of Testbeds

    Since SparkFun’s humble beginnings, testbeds have been a vital part of our production. In the wake of innovation, many of them get retired. Every couple years, the quality control team looks through all of the testbeds down in production. During these audits, they usually find 50 …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-10By Pete Lewis
  • ATX Power Connector (4-Pin) Breakout Hookup Guide

    ATX Power Connector (4-Pin) Breakout Hookup Guide a tutorial Available online at: Introduction Do you need to power a project with 12V and 5V from one wall adapter? The ATX power connector breaks out the standard 4-pin computer peripheral port for your …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-10-10By bboyho
  • To Infinity and Beyond…the SIK Programmed with Arduino (Part 2)
    The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit v4.1 opens a world of possibilities with five different projects. Are you hungry for more? Maybe you want to explore the world of I2C? Have no fear! These tutorials will get you started playing with SparkFun’s Qwiic ecosystem. We specifically included the RedBoard Qwiic with the …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-09By Bobby Chan
  • Catching up with Remake Rural

    Since its inception, Remake Learning has been a regional effort encompassing hundreds of rural communities across southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. While the city of Pittsburgh has been the center of gravity for much of the network, you don’t have to travel too far outside of the city’s boundaries …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-10-09By ryan
  • Autonomous Riding Lawnmower – Am I Crazy?

    Jesse Brockmann is a senior software engineer with over 20 years of experience. Jesse works for a large corporation designing real-time simulation software, started programming on an Apple IIe at the age of six and has won several AVC event over the years. Jesse is also a SparkFun Ambassador. Make
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-08By Chris McCarty
  • APA102 Addressable LED Hookup Guide

    APA102 Addressable LED Hookup Guide a tutorial Available online at: Introduction The APA102C addressable LEDs employ a 2-wire communication protocol consisting of a clock and data line. While this requires one more wire than standard WS2812 addressable LEDs, the advantage is that the …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-10-08By bboyho

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