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

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

What is a Potentiometer?

 If you want to create a project with a variable element - such as light or sound- chances are, you’re going to need a potentiometer. But what is a potentiometer and how do they work?... Continue reading

Making Customized, 3D-printed Cookie Cutters

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Four Ways to Extend the Capabilities of your micro:bit

We've seen a lot of traction over the past year around the micro:bit in K-12 education. It is easy to program, Chromebook compatible and has a number of bells and whistles on it that make it really ... Continue reading

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

How to Break Out "The Big Six" of Computer Science Concepts

One of the biggest hurdles facing anyone delivering computer science or its associated topics in the classroom is how to break out and deliver the concepts within. SparkFun has wrestled with this ... Continue reading

Summer Vacation 101: Prepping for Back-to-School the SparkFun way!

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

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7 Ways to Run Your Classroom Like SpaceX

BY Mike Grusin 3/13/18 6:46 AM

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You and your students have no doubt heard of SpaceX, the (relatively) new rocket company run by internet billionaire Elon Musk, whose audacious success and outrageous stunts have taken the ... Continue reading