Using Different Motors in the Classroom

With the use of electronics and electronic applications growing in the classroom, teachers and students will inevitably start exploring and using different types of motors. However, if you don’t know ... Continue reading

SparkFun AVC 2018 Registration is open: Bringing back Logistics class and some changes to K-12 divisions

SparkFun AVC 2018, held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on September 7-9, will include all of our favorite competitions with the addition of a 60-lb combat bot weight class. We’ve made some changes ... Continue reading

SparkFun AVC 2018 Rules

BY Shawn Hymel 5/1/18 7:00 AM

STEM robotics AVC

Start your engines! If you're ready to build your bot to compete in one of SparkFun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition divisions, we've got the rules ready for you:... Continue reading

Build a Bot. Change the World.

This is a guest post from Janelle Curtis at RoboNation.... Continue reading

TJBot Makes it Easy to Explore AI in the Classroom

BY Justin Weisz 2/22/18 6:30 AM

robotics programming

In November 2016, IBM Research introduced TJBot — an open source, programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson Services — as a way to demonstrate what’s possible with artificial intelligence. ... Continue reading

Recap: Maker Education Webinar Series

Last week we wrapped up a six-week webinar series focused on maker education. In case you missed one or more of the webinars, we have the recordings below for your viewing pleasure. Topics include 3D ... 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

Adventures in Science: Combat Bots

In honor of the wonderful world of robotics, and the upcoming SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition in October, we’re taking a look at a few tips and tricks for building a combat bot, especially ... Continue reading

Adventures in Science: Autonomous Vehicles

In honor of the wonderful world of robotics, and the upcoming SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition in October, we’re taking a look at a few advanced robotics topics that are helpful when building ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Participate in AVC, Even if You Can't Attend

BY Megan Arnold 7/20/17 6:25 AM

AVC robotics

SparkFun has been hosting our Autonomous Vehicle Competition for nine years, and every year we see more and more engagement from teachers and students looking to find ways to participate in our ... Continue reading

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