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

Boulder is for Robotics: Inspiring Student Projects

A few weeks ago I got the chance to check out the St. Vrain Innovation Center’s demo night for their robotics teams at Galvanize Boulder (through the Boulder is for Robots Meetup). If you’re ... Continue reading

Top 5 Ways to Use a 3D Printer in the Classroom

To celebrate today’s kickoff of the Maker Education Webinar Series — "3D Printing to Improve Learning Outcomes" — we’re taking a look at the Top 5 things you can do with a 3D printer in the classroom ... Continue reading

4 User-Submitted InventorSpace Projects Designed to Inspire

In honor of our current promotion offering a 15% discount code to educators who submit an InventorSpace tutorial by the end of October, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite user-submitted ... Continue reading

Students Reach for the Stars with RockOn!

Despite the budget problems that plague NASA, the space agency is doing its best to inspire the next generation of explorers. This includes providing opportunities for students to actually get their ... Continue reading

Interactive Mural Engages 4-H Campers in Art, Electronics and Programming

Every summer thousands of youths flock to 4-H camp, a weeklong experience of meeting new friends and learning new skills through hands-on activities. This year the Delaware County, Ohio, camp wanted ... Continue reading

Arduino Inventor's Guide: The Book

Over the past year and a half, SparkFun has been working with No Starch Press to release our second book. We're so excited to announce that we just got our first copies from the press! The SparkFun ... Continue reading

Working in Teams Inspires Creativity

I recently started reading "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" by Walter Isaacson and was immediately inspired by something he says. ... Continue reading

Two Weeks in C.S. SparkFun Boot Camp

As a science teacher, I have little experience with coding or programming beyond the ubiquitous LEGO NXT kits many of us have stocked in our labs. Despite my lack of experience, I make the case in my ... Continue reading

Internet of Chickens: IoT intersects with the backyard chicken movement

The term Internet of Things (IoT) is buzzing all around. From the smartphones in our pockets to the thermostats, doorbells and lights in our houses, we're finding that more and more of our devices ... Continue reading