5 e-Textiles Research Projects Making a Difference in Education

I recently attended the Digital Media and Learning Conference, a "two-day conference featuring experts on cutting-edge learning practice and design with a focus on access, engagement and equity for ... Continue reading

Boulder is for Robotics: Inspiring Student Projects

A few weeks ago I got the chance to check out the St. Vrain Innovation Center’s demo night for their robotics teams at Galvanize Boulder (through the Boulder is for Robots Meetup). If you’re ... Continue reading

reMAKE Education 2017 Recap

About a year and a half ago, I was at a BBQ during the South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU conference. We were out in Bastrop, Texas, and someone I'd never met before came up and handed me a flyer for a ... 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

Mentorship Program Builds Students’ Skills and Confidence

“Why did you join this program?” As I sit at the front of a circle of middle school kids on the first day of our AppJam+ program, the students in front of me begin to answer my question one by one. ... Continue reading

Reflection on National Scout Jamboree

Thoughts on the National Boy Scout Jamboree...or, a blog post in which we will not all agree. I’m on a plane home from the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. By now I’m sure the news has ... Continue reading

A Teacher’s Guide to Experiencing a Maker Faire

I have been to a few Maker Faires — most of them while working for SparkFun, which usually amounts to manning a booth, meeting with other makers and checking out all of the new technology and ... Continue reading

Join Us for AVC!

BY Megan Shields 5/11/17 6:17 AM

Events AVC robotics

You’re invited to SparkFun AVC 2017: a smorgasbord of autonomous vehicles and combat robots built by students and hobbyists!... Continue reading

HOLY ISTE, IT’S HAPPENING!

What, you might ask, will 18,000 of the top teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy-makers be doing the last week of June? Heading ... Continue reading

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

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

Events announcement AVC

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