Megan Hemmings

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2018 in Review

Another year has flown by and we’re excited to take a look back at the blog and see what we can learn from it. Without further ado, let’s look at some of our most popular posts this year and lessons ... Continue reading

Mark Your 2019 Calendars: SparkFun in the Wild

2019 is fast approaching, and so are the 2019 educational conferences. SparkFun's Community Development Field Engineer, Jeff Branson, has already lined up some exciting talks for the beginning of ... Continue reading

How to Use the SparkFun gator:bit

We recently launched a new line of products that make it easy to add sensors, buttons, LEDs and more to the micro:bit with alligator clips. This ecosystem includes the gator:bit, gator:starter, ... Continue reading

Inspiring Teen Inventions

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

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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

LED Color Mixing with the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit

One of the best things about the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is that the parts are completely reusable. The projects outlined in the included guidebook don’t require any soldering, allowing the ... Continue reading

Electronics Bucket List

BY Megan Hemmings 7/5/18 6:36 AM

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Recently, one of my friends shared a picture of her annual bucket list that she created for her birthday. This got me thinking about all the things I continually tell myself I want to try and then ... Continue reading

The Thrill of the First Make

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to give a few different techniques a try - from building circuits to soldering to 3D printing. Each time, learning a new skill thrilled me and brought a sense of ... Continue reading

Ways to Support Making in the Classroom

As maker education becomes more and more popular and the benefits become more widespread, many educators are looking for ways to support making in their own classroom but don’t know where to start. ... Continue reading

What is a Potentiometer?

 If you want to create a project with a variable element - such as light or sound- chances are, you’re going to need a potentiometer. But what is a potentiometer and how do they work?... Continue reading

Unexpected Jobs That Use Computer Science

While not all students will end up pursuing careers in computer science, it is still be a good idea for all students to learn the basics. More and more seemingly unrelated careers are now using basic ... Continue reading

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