What is a Photoresistor?

So you have an idea for a project, but it requires the end product to react to the light around it...whatever will you do? Luckily there is a simple component that can be used to make this happen: a ... Continue reading

Exciting New Launch: SparkFun’s Custom Kit Marketplace!

SparkFun is thrilled to announce a new service designed to simplify the process of getting materials in the hands of your students.... Continue reading

8 Must-See Videos for Teaching Beginner Electronics

Video aids can be incredibly helpful when teaching electronics in the classroom or preparing yourself for an upcoming lesson. But sometimes searching for the right video can be overwhelming. Not to ... Continue reading

Learn to Program With the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Activity Guide

The LilyPad ProtoSnap series is a powerful learning tool for students to explore prototyping with wearable electronics. After building confidence in making simple e-textile circuits with the guided ... Continue reading

Good-Humored Classroom Management Techniques to Keep You and Your Students on Track

  Moving into the second part of the school year can be an exciting time for many students. The hubbub from the holidays is still in the air, and spring vacation is already in sight. This combination ... Continue reading

2017: A Blog in Review

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of our top posts from the year.... Continue reading

3 Ideas to Go Beyond Computer Science Education Week

Last week, educators across the country dug into Computer Science Education week. So this week, I thought I'd offer some thoughts on my go-to programming languages and ways to continue delving into ... Continue reading

3 Reasons the SparkFun Inventor's Kit is a Great Introduction to Electronics

  (Photo credit: Reporter-Herald) At SparkFun we pride ourselves on having a little something for everyone, from the novice to the experienced engineer. With all of the electronics kits on the ... Continue reading

Are Electronic Maker Carts the Future of Maker Education?

We are hearing a growing buzz in the maker education community around maker carts. These carts provide a flexible way to implement hands-on STEAM education in schools and districts without placing ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Use Pinterest for STEM Education

You may have used Pinterest to plan a themed event, design your ideal living space or curate your dream wardrobe, but have you ever considered using the social media platform to plan your Maker Ed ... Continue reading