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  Enginursday: Space Mining for Profit (and Fun!) If you’re looking to buy (and have the cash to afford it), the most valuable real estate in the solar system may be at the south pole of our moon. A peculiarity of orbital mechanics has left the floors of several large craters in permanent shadow. These “cold traps,” which … Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-07-19By Mike Grusin Qwiic MUX Hookup Guide Qwiic MUX Hookup Guide a learn.sparkfun.com tutorial Available online at: … Read More

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  Four Weeks of Free: Week Three The third week of the Four Weeks of Free promotion is here! This is a great opportunity to save some time with the Qwiic system, especially if you’re inclined to use Arduino to run your projects. You can get a special Arduino Qwiic Kit for free when you have $50 … Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-07-16By Adam Swetlik AASL Post: 5 Conference Tips and Tricks from an Overplanner I’ve come to realize that … Read More

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  Friday Product Post: Bend it like Beckham Hello and welcome back to another Friday Product Post! This week is sure to light up your projects with 12 new Bendable EL wires in various colors, the SuzyQable to help debug and diagnose ChromeOS devices, and a touch probe from Carbide3D to accurately calibrate your Shapeoko and Nomad CNC … Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-07-13By Chris McCarty Getting Started with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire Getting Started with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire a learn.sparkfun.com … Read More

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  DIY Festival Totem It’s festival season, and what better place to show off your creative engineering projects? Festivals are the perfect place to don your interactive, LED-clad outfits and accessories. After checking out some really cute and funny totems online, I decided to make one in my own image: a big, glowing, iridescent … Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-07-10By Melissa Felderman Arduino Watering System In our makerspace, we many times need to design lessons, workshops, or programs that deal … Read More

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  Friday Product Post: Go Play in the YARD Hello and welcome, one and all, to another exciting Friday Product Post! This week we have four excellent new products for you to enjoy: the YARD Stick One to help meet your wireless needs, the RPLIDAR A2M8 to fill the hole in your heart that was left when the Scanse … Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2018-07-06By Chris McCarty Enginursday: Interns and Engineering Hello from SparkFun’s most junior noob: the intern. That’s … Read More

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