E-Textiles Shine in These Summer Programs

E-textiles, also known as soft circuits or sewable electronics, are a great way to blend art and design topics with STEM . Today we are highlighting three summer programs using LilyPad sewable ... Continue reading

Make Time for Coding and Problem-Based Learning

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you the first in a series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he uses electronics in schools. Hi there, SparkFun ... Continue reading

The Thrill of the First Make

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to give a few different techniques a try - from building circuits to soldering to 3D printing. Each time, learning a new skill thrilled me and brought a sense of ... Continue reading

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