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What is a PCB?
Introducing AI to the Classroom
The Results are In: 2019 Educator Survey
New Curriculum: Arduino and Raspberry Pi (Plus Bonus micro:bit Curriculum)
Win a Robotics Bundle for Your School
The Learning Benefits of Having Students Build Their Own Robots
Help Us, Help You: Educator Survey
Webinar Series - Bring Science to Life with gator:board Sensors for micro:bit
Solving Breadboarding Woes with a micro:bit Dashboard
Wearable Sensors for Balance and Movement Summer School
Created for Educators, By Educators
What are Diodes, Thermistors and Shields
Standards-Aligned Activity Portal
A Simple “No-Wiring Required” Temperature Measurement
Bringing Qwiic to the SparkFun Inventor's Kit
MaKey MaKey Workshop in the Elementary Classroom - Circuits, Conductors, and Insulators - Oh My!
micro:climate In the Classroom
Moon Inspired Projects to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Radio Basics with Yagi Antennas and Open Frequencies
Robotics on a Budget: The $40 Robot
Cleaning Alligator Clips
Bring Computer Science to Your Class with 14 Week micro:bit Curriculum
What is a Circuit?
Data Visualization Three Ways
Conductor or Insulator - Using Makey Makey to Explore Conductivity
Engagement is the Foundation of Future Success
SparkFun In The Wild: Summer 2019 Edition
Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues Through STEAM
Constructing Modern Knowledge
Inspiring Summer Programs: Checking in With Digital Media Academy
Introducing Physical Computing Through Summer Programs
Calling all Colorado educators - Don’t miss Rock CS! Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators
What is a Capacitor?
SparkFun Summer 2019 Professional Development
Using Computational Thinking to Create Music Videos
The SparkFun micro:bit Ecosystem Story
Allowing Room for Failure: The Benefit of Providing Master Code Files
The Many Benefits of STEM/STEAM Learning
Makerspaces Provide Skills Beyond Engineering
A Low Cost Simulator to teach CPR
Light-Up Valentine Card Activity
What a Simple Blink Sketch Can Teach Us About Vision
What is a Switch? And SO MUCH MORE
SparkFun Electronics Launches Nationwide micro:bit Tour to Help Districts Jumpstart Hands-On STEM Learning
What is Computational Thinking?
The Power of Failure
Join the Team of High School Machine-Learning Robot Builders
What is a Servo?
Using Paper Circuits to Teach Second Graders Problem Solving
Office Supply Jeopardy - micro:bit Edition
2018 in Review
Looking Back on CSED Week 2018
Design Thinking, Part 3 - Using Design Thinking to Win a Hackathon
Replicable Models of Innovation Series: BLDG 61: Boulder Library Makerspace
Design Thinking, Part 2: Breaking Down the Discovery and Implementation Phases
Our Top 25 Favorite STEM Articles of 2018
Mark Your 2019 Calendars: SparkFun in the Wild
How to Use the SparkFun gator:bit
Combining Art, Science and Technology to Create Scientific Visualizations
The Changing Faces of Scratch
How To Datalog Using Only the micro:bit
How To Use SparkFun gator:boards
Inspiring Girls with Soft Circuits - Q& A with ChickTech Founder, Janice Levenhagen
Design Think It: Teaching Pragmatic Coding Through Design Thinking
SparkFun's New Professional Development Offerings for Computer Science and Electronics
The Gator Board Ecosystem is Here!
Creative Computation with micro:bit and moto:bit
Using Different Motors in the Classroom
Getting started with VR
Inspiring Teen Inventions
Gold Foil Tattoos: Controlling Your Phone With Art
STEM Education Twitter Accounts We Are Loving Right Now
3 Ways to Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day
A School District Ecosystem for Computer Science and Electronics
Getting Started with MicroPython
Replicable Models of Innovation Series: Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools
Combining Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Prototyping a Concussion Detecting Helmet
Beyond the SIK Guidebook: Digital Vote Counter
Our first education panel at ISTE 2018
Coding: a Growth Mindset
How to Make your Own Teaching Videos
LED Color Mixing with the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit
Datalogging with the micro:bit Part 2
Adjusting Current Units to Incorporate Computer Science
One Cool Project to Adapt to the Classroom for Design Thinking
E-Textiles Shine in These Summer Programs
Fun, High Quality, Coding Technique
SparkFun AVC 2018: One Month Away!
Paper Circuits: The One Thing You’ve Been Missing in Basic Circuitry Instruction
Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course, Part 2
Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course
Plot Live Sensor Data with Python
3 ISTE 18 Trade Show Gems
Using Code to Bring Existing Curriculum to Life
Tinkering in code
Make Time for Coding and Problem-Based Learning
Electronics Bucket List
The Thrill of the First Make
Microcontrollers for Educators: Implementing Computer Science in the Classroom.
5 Lessons Learned While Teaching My First Arduino Course
Remote Sensing and Datalogging with the micro:bit
Finding Project Ideas: Science Buddies
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Three Rules of EdTech
Ways to Support Making in the Classroom
SparkFun’s best beginner STEM kits for you and your students
SparkFun AVC 2018 Registration is open: Bringing back Logistics class and some changes to K-12 divisions
Using a Raspberry Pi Without a Monitor
SparkFun Higher Education Survey
What is a Potentiometer?
Making Customized, 3D-printed Cookie Cutters
Four Ways to Extend the Capabilities of your micro:bit
Guest-lecturing at the CU Boulder Engineering School (and a recap of the Spring Design Expo)
How to Break Out "The Big Six" of Computer Science Concepts
Unexpected Jobs That Use Computer Science
Summer Vacation 101: Prepping for Back-to-School the SparkFun way!
SparkFun AVC 2018 Rules
Five Wearable Projects with micro:bit
Build a Bot. Change the World.
SparkFun K-12 Survey Results
Save the Date for SparkFun AVC 2018: Autonomous Vehicles and Combat Robots at the Boulder County Fairgrounds!
So you've gotten Raspberry Pi – what now?
Lessons Learned from Magic School Bus
A Simple, Inexpensive Paper Circuit STEM Activity
Five E-sewing Project Templates for your School’s Makerspace
Free your radio functionality on the micro:bit
Paper Circuits Workshop in a First Grade Classroom
Understanding the Inner Workings of Arduino: Interrupts
5 Projects to Make With Your Students Using Raspberry Pi
7 Ways to Run Your Classroom Like SpaceX
What is a Photoresistor?
Exciting New Launch: SparkFun’s Custom Kit Marketplace!
Heading South to Hang With the Education Rock Stars
Pi in the Sky? One Educator's Journey to Becoming RPi Certified
TJBot Makes it Easy to Explore AI in the Classroom
5 Creative Technology Undergrad Programs Your Students Should Know About
A Car in Space? Let Students Ponder Why.
February STEM Events
We Need You...to Help Determine Our Future
Science Fair Project Ideas
8 Must-See Videos for Teaching Beginner Electronics
What is a Jumper Wire?
Lessons Learned From 'Lighting Up the Library' at an Urban Tech High School
Understanding the Inner Workings of Arduino: Registers
Book Review: The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces
Make the Most of Makey Makey in Your Classroom
6 Trends From SparkFun's Community Partners in 2017
Learn to Program With the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Activity Guide
Good-Humored Classroom Management Techniques to Keep You and Your Students on Track
Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity in the Maker Community…One Makeathon at a Time
2017: A Blog in Review
Top 5 Misconceptions About Computer Science
What is a Resistor?
3 Ideas to Go Beyond Computer Science Education Week
More Project Ideas and a 3D-Printed Organizer for the SIK v4.0
Getting Started With Electronics...Even When You Have No Experience
Hour of Code 2017
Teaching Coding to Kids Using Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch
Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation in Education With LilyPad Sewable Electronics
What is an LED?
Stitching Broader Participation Into Computer Science
3 Reasons the SparkFun Inventor's Kit is a Great Introduction to Electronics
Recap: Maker Education Webinar Series
Why Maker Education? And What's the Problem?
What is a Breadboard?
Are Electronic Maker Carts the Future of Maker Education?
Building a weather station with micro:bit and App Inventor
Halloween Projects With e-Textiles
5 e-Textiles Research Projects Making a Difference in Education
E-Sewing Tips Learned the Hard Way
Boulder is for Robotics: Inspiring Student Projects
10 Years of LilyPad E-Textile Projects
3 Ways to Use Pinterest for STEM Education
Training Teachers in Circuitry, Coding and Creativity
Top 5 Ways to Use a 3D Printer in the Classroom
Adventures in Science: Combat Bots
MAKING a living at MAGIC
Tips for Making With Learners of All Ages
3 Ways to Use Conductive Fabric in an E-Textile Project
4 User-Submitted InventorSpace Projects Designed to Inspire
Top 5 Most Enlightening Responses to our Professional Development Survey
reMAKE Education 2017 Recap
4 Ways Educators (and Parents!) Can Support Young Women in STEM
Top Ways to get started with Maker Education
Adventures in Science: Autonomous Vehicles
Citizen Science With the micro:bit
4 Crafty Ways to Make DIY Sewable Electronic Sensors
Students Reach for the Stars with RockOn!
Vote for Maker Education at SXSWedu 2018!
Mentorship Program Builds Students’ Skills and Confidence
Top 6 Worst Pieces of Advice We've Ever Heard About Maker Education
Reflection on National Scout Jamboree
Getting Started Resources for Raspberry Pi
Process of Making Brings out the Best in Students and Teachers
3 Ways to Participate in AVC, Even if You Can't Attend
The Intersection of Science and Art: Moving from STEM to STEAM
Interactive Mural Engages 4-H Campers in Art, Electronics and Programming
The Trials and Tribulations of Technology in the Classroom
9 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List: Electronic Crafts, Paper Circuits and E-Textiles
Use SketchUp Like an Arcade Game: DIY Hot Key Buttons
Arduino Inventor's Guide: The Book
A Guide to Development Boards for Educators: Microprocessors vs. Microcontrollers
Common Tools for Troubleshooting and Exploring Circuits
Working in Teams Inspires Creativity
Help Us Help You: Take Our PD Survey
Ladies of Computer Science
Meditation for Added Creativity and Better Problem Solving
Teaching Back-of-the-Envelope Engineering and Critical Thinking Using 'Fake News'
A Teacher’s Guide to Experiencing a Maker Faire
Introducing Plastic Antweight at SparkFun AVC
Create Your Own E-Textile Teaching Tools
Getting started with the micro:bit
10 Things a Makerspace Club Can Do for Your School
Join Us for AVC!
Reasons Why I Love Teachers (and Teaching)
Top 5 Lessons for Integrating Makey Makey Into Your Curriculum
Two Weeks in C.S. SparkFun Boot Camp
Taking the First Steps Into the World of IoT With the Arduino 101
HOLY ISTE, IT’S HAPPENING!
Quick Arduino Drum Machine Music Maker
Maker Education Survey Results
5 Reasons Your School Needs a Makerspace
Helping Students Transition from Block-Based to Text-Based Programming Languages
Internet of Chickens: IoT intersects with the backyard chicken movement
Adventures in (Computer) Science!
5 Tips for Teaching E-Textiles
Where to Start With This Arduino Thing?
Funding Your Makerspace: Grant Writing Tips
Announcing the Micro:bit, the Microcontroller You Never Knew You Needed
Mark Your Calendars! It’s officially AVC Season 2017!
Fun With Buttons! 3 Step-by-Step Projects for Your Classroom
Create Your Own Paper Circuit Teaching Tools
Adventures in Science: How to Use Common Electrical Engineering Tools
Microcontrollers for Educators 2017
When It Comes to Maker Education, We All Have Plenty to Learn
Managing the Size of Student Projects in a Makerspace
If You Give a Student an Arduino…
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