3 Ideas to Go Beyond Computer Science Education Week

Last week, educators across the country dug into Computer Science Education week. So this week, I thought I'd offer some thoughts on my go-to programming languages and ways to continue delving into ... Continue reading

More Project Ideas and a 3D-Printed Organizer for the SIK v4.0

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) v4.0 was introduced last month. This new version of the kit is much more project-focused, with each circuit resulting in a functional project. However, the ideas ... Continue reading

Getting Started With Electronics...Even When You Have No Experience

Getting started using electronics in the classroom can be daunting at first, especially for those who have little to no experience with programming or hardware. However, the No. 1 piece of advice we ... Continue reading

Hour of Code 2017

It's Computer Science Education Week, which means it's also time for the annual Hour of Code event! Read on to learn more and get involved!... Continue reading

Teaching Coding to Kids Using Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch

With demand for computer science skills on the rise in America and around the world, it’s become increasingly apparent that elementary school children need to learn basic coding skills and computer ... Continue reading

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation in Education With LilyPad Sewable Electronics

The LilyPad sewable electronics product line has a rich history of being a powerful tool for engineering and computer science education through hands-on craft and fiber arts processes.... Continue reading

What is an LED?

It seems that everything these days has an LED in it. But what are LEDs, and why are they so popular? Let’s take a look.... Continue reading

Stitching Broader Participation Into Computer Science

Each time I check my Twitter feed, it seems like there’s some reminder in there about why it’s challenging for women in tech fields. Several of these challenges stem from ingrained cultural dynamics ... Continue reading

3 Reasons the SparkFun Inventor's Kit is a Great Introduction to Electronics

  (Photo credit: Reporter-Herald) At SparkFun we pride ourselves on having a little something for everyone, from the novice to the experienced engineer. With all of the electronics kits on the ... Continue reading

Recap: Maker Education Webinar Series

Last week we wrapped up a six-week webinar series focused on maker education. In case you missed one or more of the webinars, we have the recordings below for your viewing pleasure. Topics include 3D ... Continue reading