Build a Bot. Change the World.

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

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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

A Simple, Inexpensive Paper Circuit STEM Activity

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Free your radio functionality on the micro:bit

The micro:bit has made a huge impact on getting "quicker to awesome" in the classroom. From third grade to high school and beyond, it has proved itself to be a platform that is easy to learn and ... Continue reading

February STEM Events

BY Toni Klopfenstein 2/13/18 6:33 AM

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February can be a tough month for keeping students (and educators) engaged. The weather is often still dreary, the holidays are a distant memory, and the semester is back in full swing. Luckily, ... Continue reading

Science Fair Project Ideas

Science fair season is upon us, so we’re taking a look at some exciting science fair project ideas from around the web.... Continue reading

Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity in the Maker Community…One Makeathon at a Time

Break to Make is a two-day, all-women makeathon created to foster a supportive learning environment for women interested in maker culture and product design. Women in diverse fields come to the event ... Continue reading

Top 5 Misconceptions About Computer Science

BY Megan Hemmings 12/21/17 6:20 AM

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It seems like everyone these days has an opinion about computer science. But how many of them are based on fact? Here are the Top 5 misconceptions we often hear about computer science.... Continue reading

3 Reasons the SparkFun Inventor's Kit is a Great Introduction to Electronics

  (Photo credit: Reporter-Herald) At SparkFun we pride ourselves on having a little something for everyone, from the novice to the experienced engineer. With all of the electronics kits on the ... Continue reading

Building a weather station with micro:bit and App Inventor

Recently, I did an hourlong webinar on the idea of combining the micro:bit with MIT App Inventor where we leveraged Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and a tool called BlockyTalkyBLE to build apps that ... Continue reading