SparkFun’s best beginner STEM kits for you and your students

Get a jump start on next fall's lesson plans by checking out the best of our beginner's kits!... Continue reading

Unexpected Jobs That Use Computer Science

While not all students will end up pursuing careers in computer science, it is still be a good idea for all students to learn the basics. More and more seemingly unrelated careers are now using basic ... Continue reading

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

Save the Date for SparkFun AVC 2018: Autonomous Vehicles and Combat Robots at the Boulder County Fairgrounds!

BY Megan Arnold 4/17/18 6:30 AM

Events AVC STEAM STEM

SparkFun AVC 2018 promises to bigger and better than ever for our student teams, and not just because this year marks the 10th anniversary of the event! Mark your calendars for September 7 & 8, 2018 ... Continue reading

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

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

Halloween Projects With e-Textiles

  Halloween is fast approaching, so we’ve compiled a few ideas to help you get in the spirit. These projects are quick and easy to do with students. Add some spooky elements to the classroom while ... Continue reading

E-Sewing Tips Learned the Hard Way

A recent study by Microsoft shows that girls' interest in STEM increases at age 11 but starts to wane around age 15. I and other librarians at the Marston Science Library (University of Florida) were ... Continue reading

10 Years of LilyPad E-Textile Projects

As we at SparkFun take a look back at the past 10 years of sewable electronics, it’s exciting to see how far this world has come. From humble beginnings as the research focus of creator Leah ... Continue reading