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  • Seeking Equity: Sunanna’s Favorites from the HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh

    Remake Learning is a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change. When HundrED decided to shine a spotlight on education innovations in the Pittsburgh region, I knew they would find powerful education practices. But even I was …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-10-30By remakelearning
  • A Disaster and a Half

    Every autumn deserves its pumpkin hacking projects. This Halloween, our pumpkin comes with a horror story. It began last year in early November. All the Halloween decorations were on clearance, and I found a plastic jack-o-lantern bucket for 15 cents. On first sight, I knew I must remote control it. …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-30By Patrick Prescott
  • GPS Buff Up: GEO-Mapping with Google Earth

    GPS is one of my favorite nerd subjects, closely followed by anything relating to rocket propulsion. So naturally, I had to dive deeper than our GPS beginner’s tutorial. We did some brainstorming on how to take the next step with GPS – once you have a latitude and longitude, you …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-29By Brandon Williams
  • TitleMatch, Lists and Product Types

    Managing TitleMatch – TitleMatch information has been moved from the Profile to its own page. Go to the main menu under MY ACCOUNT > TitleMatch. In addition, there is a link on bottom of the Profile page to direct users to this new TitleMatch page. Excluding digital product types
    Source: Mackin MakerspacePublished on 2019-10-29By mackin
  • Friday Product Post: Micro-Manage Your Qwiic System

    Hello everyone! We have a few products to show off this week and it all starts with the the new SAMD21 Qwiic Micro Development Board. This is the newest and one of the smallest options if you want to incorporate Qwiic-enabled functionality without taking up too much space or weight. …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-25By Chris McCarty
  • Enginursday: Multiple I2C Ports on ESP32

    For as long as I’ve been at SparkFun (longer actually, this project started back at school), I’ve been working on a fiber optic light suit. The idea originally came about because I was frustrated with the lack of controllability of EL wire. It’s only monochrome and, as far as I …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-24By Andrew England
  • Catching up with the Future of Work Collaborative

    One thing learning helps us do is prepare for a productive and rewarding life in the workforce. Career readiness is not the only goal of education, but it is an important target for learning. How educators, learners, and partners work towards this target is an open question these days, as …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-10-24By ryan
  • LTI Backpack and Digital Audiobook Features

    Please note: These changes are for (browser). An app release is planned for mid-November. LTI Backpack Features – Users accessing MackinVIA through a learning management system such as Canvas or Schoology will be able to use all the Backpack features including Checkout and Request. Details: Search results are restricted …
    Source: Mackin MakerspacePublished on 2019-10-24By Britta Bjur
  • SparkFun Qwiic Micro (SAMD21E) Hookup Guide

    SparkFun Qwiic Micro (SAMD21E) Hookup Guide a tutorial Available online at: Introduction Looking for a one square inch sized microcontroller to use with the Qwiic system? At it’s heart is the powerful and versatile ATSAMD21E18, which is an ARM Cortex M0+, 32-bit microcontroller, …
    Source: Sparkfun TutorialsPublished on 2019-10-24By M-Short
  • A Group of Gators is a “Congregation”
    A gathering of SparkFun original products is affectionately referred to as a kit. The SparkFun gator:board ecosystem is now also available as a congregation. The more information we create and combine for the micro:bit and gator bit, the more useful the ecosystem becomes! Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-10-23By Evan Walbridge

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