How To Use SparkFun gator:boards

The SparkFun gator:board ecosystem is an amazing set of development and prototyping boards for students. The ecosystem interfaces with the micro:bit and all electrical connections are accessible via ... Continue reading

The Gator Board Ecosystem is Here!

We know how much educators have been loving the micro:bit for classroom use, so here at SparkFun we decided to develop an ecosystem that would make the micro:bit even easier to use and safer to work ... Continue reading

Gold Foil Tattoos: Controlling Your Phone With Art

 Whether you like tattoos or hate tattoos, we can all agree that as a child, the temporary tattoos that you could get out of the quarter machines were like magic. All they needed were a sponge and ... Continue reading

SparkFun’s best beginner STEM kits for you and your students

Get a jump start on next fall's lesson plans by checking out the best of our beginner's kits!... 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

A Simple, Inexpensive Paper Circuit STEM Activity

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Five E-sewing Project Templates for your School’s Makerspace

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Paper Circuits Workshop in a First Grade Classroom

I recently visited my daughter's first grade classroom to deliver a mini paper circuits workshop. We had tons of fun, and I thought it might be helpful to share how it all came together.... Continue reading

Lessons Learned From 'Lighting Up the Library' at an Urban Tech High School 

At Brooklyn Tech High School, our student population is nearly 6,000, making us one of the largest high schools in the country. I am one of three librarians serving such a large student body, and ... Continue reading

E-Sewing Tips Learned the Hard Way

A recent study by Microsoft shows that girls' interest in STEM increases at age 11 but starts to wane around age 15. I and other librarians at the Marston Science Library (University of Florida) were ... Continue reading

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