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  • Slaying the Future, One Maker at a Time
    I am Shimira Williams, creator of The Beauty of S.T.E.M., which is committed to creating an environment for young ladies to tinker and innovate the future of fashion and technology through an 8-week studio series to design and fabricate fashions culminating in a fashion show. In 2014, during our ...
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-05-23By ryan
  • Why Buy it When You can Build It?
    Working at SparkFun has all kinds of perks, many of which appeal to my need to constantly have a project in process. There are multiple 3D printers on each floor of the building; access to an entire warehouse of electronics prototyping parts; shipping that's better than Prime, since I'm already ...
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-22By Evan Walbridge
  • Announcing the 2019 Ignite Grantees
    Jump to the full list of grantees Creating space and opportunity for more engaging, relevant, and equitable learning isn’t free. But, it also doesn’t need to require a big investment. Sometimes, all it takes is the right support at the right time. We launched the Ignite Grants program in early ...
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2019-05-21By Jackie Johns
  • Gearing Up for Summer
    Although it is snowing in Colorado as we speak, most schools are getting out this week (if they aren't already) and with summer just around the corner, we're here to help kickstart your calendar for the season with some of our finest summer-appropriate projects, tutorials and products. You may love ...
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-21By Chris McCarty
  • Look at the People in Your Circle
    Sitting at the big table at the Dream Factory the other night I looked around at everyone else at the table, around the space; in the woodshop, in the metal shop, in the 3D printing studio, in the laser studio, in the clay studio, in the sewing and textiles ...
    Source: 757 MakerspacePublished on 2019-05-20By Beau Turner
  • How to Teach an Intro to 3D Printing Class
    How to Teach an Intro to 3D Printing Class to Students // When you add a 3D printer to your makerspace, it's good to offer students an orientation to what they are and how to use them. ... </div></div><div class=Source: Renovated LearningPublished on 2019-05-20By Diana Rendina
  • Friday Product Post: Go Nuts and Bolts for JetBot!
    How's it going, everyone? This week we are excited to introduce you to a full-fledged JetBot kit for the Jetson Nano. That's right – it's not just a parts kit, we include everything you need to start using the AI robotics kit right away! We also have a new version ...
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-17By Chris McCarty
  • Enginursday: Keycode Security Starter, Part 1
    If you are like me, you enjoy the charm of driving an older vehicle. The mechanical feedback from the car is more organic. You aren’t surrounded by safety and driver aid systems that jump at the opportunity to correct your oh-so human actions. These cars were born in an era ...
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-16By Eric Orosel
  • LED Gumball Machine
    Recently, Nate took some time off from creating new boards to work on a project for the BTU Lab at CU Boulder. With this simple machine, students are easily able to dispense a handful of LEDs, since no one seemed to be refilling parts bins (we're looking at you, Chad). ...
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-05-15By Chris McCarty
  • 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
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