SparkFun AVC 2018 Registration is open: Bringing back Logistics class and some changes to K-12 divisions

SparkFun AVC 2018, held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on September 7-9, will include all of our favorite competitions with the addition of a 60-lb combat bot weight class. We’ve made some changes ... Continue reading

Exciting New Launch: SparkFun’s Custom Kit Marketplace!

SparkFun is thrilled to announce a new service designed to simplify the process of getting materials in the hands of your students.... Continue reading

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

Vote for Maker Education at SXSWedu 2018!

SparkFun doesn’t take summer breaks and we’ve been making plans for our event season next year where we get to travel all around the country sharing cool new projects and exciting technology like the ... Continue reading

Arduino Inventor's Guide: The Book

Over the past year and a half, SparkFun has been working with No Starch Press to release our second book. We're so excited to announce that we just got our first copies from the press! The SparkFun ... Continue reading

Announcing the Micro:bit, the Microcontroller You Never Knew You Needed

Today we have some really exciting news: we are now pre-selling the micro:bit, allowing United States educators a chance to implement this easy-to-use hardware platform in their classrooms.... Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars! It’s officially AVC Season 2017!

BY Megan Arnold 3/21/17 8:57 AM

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For nine years, SparkFun has hosted its signature event, the Autonomous Vehicle Competition. What once started as a friendly bet between the company’s founder and our head of engineering has grown ... Continue reading

Introducing the SparkFun Education Blog

BY Megan Hemmings 2/21/17 3:03 PM

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Welcome to the new SparkFun Education blog! Here we will discuss the importance of teaching electronics and coding, as well as ideas for implementing maker education in the classroom.... Continue reading