Helping Students Transition from Block-Based to Text-Based Programming Languages

One of our favorite sayings in the SparkFun Education department is “from K to NASA.” The education team has been working for the past few years to build out a set of tools and curriculum that works ... Continue reading

Adventures in (Computer) Science!

For this installment of "Adventures in Science," we’re taking a look at a few computer science topics, including: what a compiler does (in a broad scope), what is meant by sequential programming, and ... Continue reading

Where to Start With This Arduino Thing?

The number one question I get from classroom teachers after “Where do I start?” is “What language should I teach?”...and then “Well, then does X platform or board support that?” These questions are ... Continue reading

If You Give a Student an Arduino…

Over the past year we have been supporting an awesome nonprofit called Innovate Oregon in the more rural towns of the Willamette Valley outside of Portland. We’ve been collaborating around what we ... Continue reading