Five Wearable Projects with Micro:Bit

The micro : bit's  small size makes it a great candidate for exploring wearable technology projects and ideas. Here are a few projects we've found that use the micro : bit  for costumes, fitness ... Continue reading

SparkFun K-12 Survey Results

At SparkFun, we love hearing from educators - the feedback we receive is used to make the services and products we provide align with real needs. One tool we use annually (-ish) is a survey. Many ... Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Magic School Bus

On a recent day of catching up on my reading, I stumbled upon an article by Amanda Baker titled, “Recognizing Ms. Frizzle's Own Magic.” In the article, Ms. Baker talks about how she doesn’t remember ... Continue reading

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

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