How To Datalog Using Only the micro:bit

The micro:bit has taken technology education by storm and we have been working on a number of ways to help educators make it more applicable for day to day use for students and teachers rather than ... Continue reading

How To Use SparkFun gator:boards

The SparkFun gator:board ecosystem is an amazing set of development and prototyping boards for students. The ecosystem interfaces with the micro:bit and all electrical connections are accessible via ... Continue reading

Inspiring Girls with Soft Circuits - Q& A with ChickTech Founder, Janice Levenhagen

Editor's Note: SparkFun recently started carrying the ChickTech Soft Circuits Kit. In honor of this, we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with Janice Levenhagen, the founder and CEO of ... Continue reading

Design Think It: Teaching Pragmatic Coding Through Design Thinking

If you’ve been following some of my posts, you’ll notice that many of the projects I pick for students to pursue are centered around bringing real world experiences to them. Very often, they involve ... Continue reading

SparkFun's New Professional Development Offerings for Computer Science and Electronics

Now that the school year is underway and everyone is settling into their regular routines, there might be more time in your schedule to think about your Spring and Summer plans. For many of you, that ... Continue reading

The Gator Board Ecosystem is Here!

We know how much educators have been loving the micro:bit for classroom use, so here at SparkFun we decided to develop an ecosystem that would make the micro:bit even easier to use and safer to work ... Continue reading

Creative Computation with micro:bit and moto:bit

For past several months, our team at Wonderful Idea Co. have been developing a series of playful workshops that allow learners to explore coding, robotics and computational thinking. Many of these ... Continue reading

Using Different Motors in the Classroom

With the use of electronics and electronic applications growing in the classroom, teachers and students will inevitably start exploring and using different types of motors. However, if you don’t know ... Continue reading

Getting started with VR

As I attend conferences and education events, the topic that seems to be on everyone's lips is augmented and virtual reality. After doing some research, I wanted to see what it would take to ... Continue reading

Inspiring Teen Inventions

BY Megan Hemmings 10/16/18 6:33 AM

STEM student projects

Seemingly everyday there is a new invention announced to the world. While these range in scope from world-changing to the simply practical, they all have one thing in common - a person (or group of ... Continue reading