micro:bit and LEGO Cardboard Mash-Up Vehicles

I've written a few posts about using micro:bit in my classroom. However, as the semester wore on, I could tell the kids were getting a bit bored learning new code for the micro:bit and building ... Continue reading

Video Series: Get Started with SparkFun gator:boards and Easily Expand micro:bit's Capabilities

A few weeks ago, we announced a series of webinars around our newest ecosystem for the micro:bit, the SparkFun gator:boards. These boards were developed in conjunction with schools district in order ... Continue reading

Creating a Controller for a micro:bit Game

My students enjoy playing a micro:bit-based game I help them code, but this year I wanted to extend the learning by having them create a controller for the game.... Continue reading

New Curriculum: Arduino and Raspberry Pi (Plus Bonus micro:bit Curriculum)

Have you ever wanted to add physical computing and electronics to your class but weren’t sure how to do so? We’re here to help with new curriculum options for both Arduino and Raspberry Pi as well as ... Continue reading

Webinar Series - Bring Science to Life with gator:board Sensors for micro:bit

Join us for a series of webinars to learn all about how to bring middle school science to life through programming and instrumentation building using micro:bit and SparkFun's line of gator:boards.... Continue reading

Solving Breadboarding Woes with a micro:bit Dashboard

My name is Peter Hanson, and I teach an elective class at Aspen Middle School for seventh graders called Think, Make and Improve (TMI). It’s a class I created two years ago to expose students to ... Continue reading

Created for Educators, By Educators

With the release of the latest gator:boards for micro:bit - gator:log, gator:RTC and gator:UV - we’re more excited than ever about the potential for the gator:boards to bring middle school science to ... Continue reading

Standards-Aligned Activity Portal

One of the top requests we receive is from educators looking for standards-aligned activities to go along with the hardware they purchase. While some products, like the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, ... Continue reading

micro:climate In the Classroom

It’s been a few weeks, but we are back from ISTE. If you missed ISTE and our workshops, don’t sweat it, we will be sharing our content in the form of blog posts so that everyone can see what we were ... Continue reading

Robotics on a Budget: The $40 Robot

We’re all aware that schools are cracking down on budgets these days. But yet - they still want you to incorporate STEM into your classes. Well, how are you supposed to do that with little to no ... Continue reading

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