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

Fun With Buttons! 3 Step-by-Step Projects for Your Classroom

Last weekend SparkFun visited the Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where we unveiled our newest interactive arcade game, the Button Bopper! ... Continue reading

Managing the Size of Student Projects in a Makerspace

Makers get really excited about building projects. At an event like Maker Faire, the feeling is contagious. So many of the conversations that you overhear are either detailed dissections of how an ... Continue reading

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