Inspiring Girls with Soft Circuits - Q& A with ChickTech Founder, Janice Levenhagen

Editor's Note: SparkFun recently started carrying the ChickTech Soft Circuits Kit. In honor of this, we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with Janice Levenhagen, the founder and CEO of ... Continue reading

Creative Computation with micro:bit and moto:bit

For past several months, our team at Wonderful Idea Co. have been developing a series of playful workshops that allow learners to explore coding, robotics and computational thinking. Many of these ... Continue reading

Gold Foil Tattoos: Controlling Your Phone With Art

 Whether you like tattoos or hate tattoos, we can all agree that as a child, the temporary tattoos that you could get out of the quarter machines were like magic. All they needed were a sponge and ... Continue reading

Replicable Models of Innovation Series: Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools

We are officially launching our "Replicable Models of Innovation" series. Schools and districts across the nation are developing and implementing models of innovation to increase the number of ... Continue reading

One Cool Project to Adapt to the Classroom for Design Thinking

A few teachers have recently asked me about ways to engage students with digital fabrication tools like the 3D printer and laser cutter. Many schools have invested in these tools but the curriculum ... Continue reading

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