Guest-lecturing at the CU Boulder Engineering School (and a recap of the Spring Design Expo)

Hi, I’m Pete. I’m the quality control manager here at SparkFun. I’ve been at SparkFun since 2007, so I’ve helped take quite a few product ideas to market. In 2016, I was contacted by an engineering ... Continue reading

How to Break Out "The Big Six" of Computer Science Concepts

One of the biggest hurdles facing anyone delivering computer science or its associated topics in the classroom is how to break out and deliver the concepts within. SparkFun has wrestled with this ... 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

Summer Vacation 101: Prepping for Back-to-School the SparkFun way!

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SparkFun AVC 2018 Rules

BY Shawn Hymel 5/1/18 7:00 AM

AVC robotics STEM

Start your engines! If you're ready to build your bot to compete in one of SparkFun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition divisions, we've got the rules ready for you:... Continue reading

Five Wearable Projects with Micro:Bit

The micro : bit's  small size makes it a great candidate for exploring wearable technology projects and ideas. Here are a few projects we've found that use the micro : bit  for costumes, fitness ... Continue reading

Build a Bot. Change the World.

This is a guest post from Janelle Curtis at RoboNation.... Continue reading

SparkFun K-12 Survey Results

At SparkFun, we love hearing from educators - the feedback we receive is used to make the services and products we provide align with real needs. One tool we use annually (-ish) is a survey. Many ... Continue reading

Save the Date for SparkFun AVC 2018: Autonomous Vehicles and Combat Robots at the Boulder County Fairgrounds!

BY Megan Arnold 4/17/18 6:30 AM

Events AVC STEAM STEM

SparkFun AVC 2018 promises to bigger and better than ever for our student teams, and not just because this year marks the 10th anniversary of the event! Mark your calendars for September 7 & 8, 2018 ... Continue reading

So you've gotten Raspberry Pi – what now?

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