Inspiring Teen Inventions

BY Megan Hemmings 10/16/18 6:33 AM

STEM student projects

Seemingly everyday there is a new invention announced to the world. While these range in scope from world-changing to the simply practical, they all have one thing in common - a person (or group of ... 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

Prototyping a Concussion Detecting Helmet

Howdy everybody! With school starting, I’ll be posting a bit less frequently. But I wanted to share some midweek motivation with everybody. Even though it’s only September, I’ve been thinking nonstop ... Continue reading

LED Color Mixing with the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit

One of the best things about the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is that the parts are completely reusable. The projects outlined in the included guidebook don’t require any soldering, allowing the ... 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

Fun, High Quality, Coding Technique

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you this series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he approaches teaching Arduino. Howdy everybody, if you’ve read ... Continue reading

Using Code to Bring Existing Curriculum to Life

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you this series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he uses electronics in schools. If you read my last post, you ... Continue reading

Making Customized, 3D-printed Cookie Cutters

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Guest-lecturing at the CU Boulder Engineering School (and a recap of the Spring Design Expo)

Hi, I’m Pete. I’m the quality control manager here at SparkFun. I’ve been at SparkFun since 2007, so I’ve helped take quite a few product ideas to market. In 2016, I was contacted by an engineering ... Continue reading

Five E-sewing Project Templates for your School’s Makerspace

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