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

Heading South to Hang With the Education Rock Stars

A couple times a year I pay to attend conferences. South by Southwest® EDU (SXSW® EDU) is one of those events. The 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, starts Monday, March 5, and goes through ... Continue reading

6 Trends From SparkFun's Community Partners in 2017

This month, SparkFun is celebrating the first anniversary of our Community Partnership Program, designed to facilitate hardware donations to applicants using electronics to build and advance their ... Continue reading

Learn to Program With the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Activity Guide

The LilyPad ProtoSnap series is a powerful learning tool for students to explore prototyping with wearable electronics. After building confidence in making simple e-textile circuits with the guided ... Continue reading

Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity in the Maker Community…One Makeathon at a Time

Break to Make is a two-day, all-women makeathon created to foster a supportive learning environment for women interested in maker culture and product design. Women in diverse fields come to the event ... Continue reading

2017: A Blog in Review

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of our top posts from the year.... Continue reading

More Project Ideas and a 3D-Printed Organizer for the SIK v4.0

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) v4.0 was introduced last month. This new version of the kit is much more project-focused, with each circuit resulting in a functional project. However, the ideas ... Continue reading

Getting Started With Electronics...Even When You Have No Experience

Getting started using electronics in the classroom can be daunting at first, especially for those who have little to no experience with programming or hardware. However, the No. 1 piece of advice we ... Continue reading

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation in Education With LilyPad Sewable Electronics

The LilyPad sewable electronics product line has a rich history of being a powerful tool for engineering and computer science education through hands-on craft and fiber arts processes.... Continue reading

Stitching Broader Participation Into Computer Science

Each time I check my Twitter feed, it seems like there’s some reminder in there about why it’s challenging for women in tech fields. Several of these challenges stem from ingrained cultural dynamics ... Continue reading