Coding: a Growth Mindset

Well, it’s finally here! The students have returned and the school is full of life again. I don’t know about you all, but I’m a big Sci-Fi nerd and the start of school always reminds me of the book ... Continue reading

Adjusting Current Units to Incorporate Computer Science

Welcome back everybody! I am your obnoxiously tall tour guide through this whole CS and Education thing, and today we will be covering the topic of customizing your curriculum to inject some computer ... Continue reading

Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course, Part 2

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. Happy July 31st to everybody out ... Continue reading

Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course

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. Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed my last ... 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

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