2020 Year End Recap

BY Megan Hemmings 12/15/20 6:38 AM
2020 is coming to a close, and what a year it has been. To celebrate the end of another year, we're looking back at the most popular posts of the year - the ones you read over and over. The top 5 ... Continue reading

Announcing the New micro:bit v2!

BY Derek Runberg 10/13/20 6:37 AM

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Over the past few years, we have seen the micro:bit grow into one of the most useful programming tools in the classroom. Here at SparkFun, we even developed and released a whole ecosystem of carrier ... Continue reading

Making Machine Learning Accessible for Education

If you’ve been wanting to start exploring machine learning with your students but have been turned off by the $100+ price tag, there’s a new board on the block that is worth looking in to: the Jetson ... Continue reading

Choosing the Best Microcontroller for Machine Learning

BY Megan Hemmings 9/8/20 6:23 AM
While 2020 forced many conference to go virtual, one of the unexpected benefits has been the ability for more people to access the presentations. Especially when the conference decides to publicly ... Continue reading

Combining the Power of NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Sphero RVR

BY Megan Hemmings 8/11/20 6:36 AM


After creating the SparkFun Advanced Autonomous kit for the Sphero RVR last year, we couldn't help but wonder what else we could do to bring more power and functionality to the Sphero RVR. That line ... Continue reading

What is a Transistor?

Honored with a spot on IEEE’s Milestone’s list, transistors changed the world of electronics, making smaller and cheaper electronics possible. Even though they control just about every modern ... Continue reading

Remote Learning with the micro:bit: A Programming Deep Dive

In our first webinar around remote learning with the micro:bit, we introduced you to the micro:bit and different formats, platforms and content to use while teaching remotely with the micro:bit.... Continue reading

Teaching Programming and Computer Science Through Remote Instruction

The Covid-19 pandemic has left educators reeling and has thrown us into a new paradigm with our students. We have never been challenged to deliver quality education to each and every student as we ... Continue reading

What is The Basic Measure of Electricity?

Everything worth measuring has a unit of measurement associated with it. In the US, we use inches and feet to measure how tall something is, pounds and ounces to measure how much something weighs and ... Continue reading

Home Learning Resources

Have you suddenly found yourself facing the reality that school's won't be opening back up this school year? Are you concerned that your student's are missing out on valuable learning opportunities? ... Continue reading

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