Book Review: The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a promotional copy of Laura Fleming’s new book, "The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces." Here are some of the top things we learned and reasons why ... Continue reading

Make the Most of Makey Makey in Your Classroom

BY Toni Klopfenstein 1/16/18 6:30 AM

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SparkFun is now carrying the Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz. The Makey Makey is an invention board that allows users to turn everyday objects into keyboard and mouse controls for their computers. ... Continue reading

6 Trends From SparkFun's Community Partners in 2017

This month, SparkFun is celebrating the first anniversary of our Community Partnership Program, designed to facilitate hardware donations to applicants using electronics to build and advance their ... Continue reading

Learn to Program With the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Activity Guide

The LilyPad ProtoSnap series is a powerful learning tool for students to explore prototyping with wearable electronics. After building confidence in making simple e-textile circuits with the guided ... Continue reading

Good-Humored Classroom Management Techniques to Keep You and Your Students on Track

  Moving into the second part of the school year can be an exciting time for many students. The hubbub from the holidays is still in the air, and spring vacation is already in sight. This combination ... Continue reading

Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity in the Maker Community…One Makeathon at a Time

Break to Make is a two-day, all-women makeathon created to foster a supportive learning environment for women interested in maker culture and product design. Women in diverse fields come to the event ... Continue reading

2017: A Blog in Review

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of our top posts from the year.... Continue reading

Top 5 Misconceptions About Computer Science

BY Megan Hemmings 12/21/17 6:20 AM

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It seems like everyone these days has an opinion about computer science. But how many of them are based on fact? Here are the Top 5 misconceptions we often hear about computer science.... Continue reading

What is a Resistor?

Resistors are crucial components in just about every circuit, but how much do you actually know about them? We’re taking a look at this basic electronic component to figure out what they are and how ... Continue reading

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