SparkFun's Community Partnership Program

Did you know SparkFun offers a Community Partnership Program? Through this program, we provide hardware donations to students, hobbyists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs to support their work. Our ... Continue reading

Inspiring Women of Computer Science, Part 2

A while back, we did a post on some of the most influential women of computer science. Since a list like that is never truly complete, we wanted to take some time to reflect on a few more women who ... Continue reading

A Blog In Review - 2019

BY Megan Hemmings 12/31/19 6:23 AM

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It’s the end of the year again which always makes us a little nostalgic for what the year has brought us. As such, let’s take a few minutes to look back at the most popular blog posts of 2019.... Continue reading

Expanding the RVR

If you couldn’t tell by our recent blog post topics, we’re pretty excited about all of the new robotics kits that are coming out. The SparkFun RVR expansion kits are no exception. The kits increase ... Continue reading

micro:bit and LEGO Cardboard Mash-Up Vehicles

I've written a few posts about using micro:bit in my classroom. However, as the semester wore on, I could tell the kids were getting a bit bored learning new code for the micro:bit and building ... Continue reading

Video Series: Get Started with SparkFun gator:boards and Easily Expand micro:bit's Capabilities

A few weeks ago, we announced a series of webinars around our newest ecosystem for the micro:bit, the SparkFun gator:boards. These boards were developed in conjunction with schools district in order ... Continue reading

Creating a Controller for a micro:bit Game

My students enjoy playing a micro:bit-based game I help them code, but this year I wanted to extend the learning by having them create a controller for the game.... Continue reading

What is a PCB?

BY Megan Hemmings 11/12/19 6:39 AM

What is a

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are so fundamental in electronics, that people often forget to explain what they are. Here, we’re going to break down the mystery and explain what they are, how ... Continue reading

Introducing AI to the Classroom

BY Hailey Blessing 11/5/19 6:45 AM

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We’ve covered some great introductory options to robotics, and discussed reasons why robotics is beneficial for your students, but where do you go when your students are already fairly skilled? The ... Continue reading

The Results are In: 2019 Educator Survey

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our Educator Survey. The feedback you provided will help guide us in the coming months. Now, without further ado, here are some of the highlights of ... Continue reading

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