Megan Hemmings

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We Need You...to Help Determine Our Future

BY Megan Hemmings 2/8/18 6:38 AM

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Since its inception, SparkFun Education has been dedicated to creating products and resources designed with the needs of educators in mind. This has led to some fantastic discussion with individual ... Continue reading

Science Fair Project Ideas

Science fair season is upon us, so we’re taking a look at some exciting science fair project ideas from around the web.... Continue reading

What is a Jumper Wire?

Jumper wires are extremely handy components to have on hand, especially when prototyping. But what are they?... Continue reading

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

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

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

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