Megan Hemmings

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What is a PCB?

BY Megan Hemmings 11/12/19 6:39 AM

What is a

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are so fundamental in electronics, that people often forget to explain what they are. Here, we’re going to break down the mystery and explain what they are, how ... Continue reading

The Results are In: 2019 Educator Survey

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our Educator Survey. The feedback you provided will help guide us in the coming months. Now, without further ado, here are some of the highlights of ... Continue reading

New Curriculum: Arduino and Raspberry Pi (Plus Bonus micro:bit Curriculum)

Have you ever wanted to add physical computing and electronics to your class but weren’t sure how to do so? We’re here to help with new curriculum options for both Arduino and Raspberry Pi as well as ... Continue reading

Webinar Series - Bring Science to Life with gator:board Sensors for micro:bit

Join us for a series of webinars to learn all about how to bring middle school science to life through programming and instrumentation building using micro:bit and SparkFun's line of gator:boards.... Continue reading

Created for Educators, By Educators

With the release of the latest gator:boards for micro:bit - gator:log, gator:RTC and gator:UV - we’re more excited than ever about the potential for the gator:boards to bring middle school science to ... Continue reading

What are Diodes, Thermistors and Shields

A large part of why I undertook this “What is a…” series around electronic components is because I wanted to better understand these components myself. Up until this point, the pieces that have been ... Continue reading

Standards-Aligned Activity Portal

One of the top requests we receive is from educators looking for standards-aligned activities to go along with the hardware they purchase. While some products, like the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, ... Continue reading

Bringing Qwiic to the SparkFun Inventor's Kit

Last week, we announced a revision for our popular SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK), v4.1. While the changes made to the SIK v4.1 may seem small, we are very excited about them.... Continue reading

Moon Inspired Projects to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

This Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. To celebrate, we searched the web for all projects moon and space related. Here are some of the favorite ones we found:... Continue reading

Cleaning Alligator Clips

A recent visit to a local classroom to teach students about conductivity using MakeyMakeys presented an unexpected problem: what is the best way to clean alligator clips?... Continue reading

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