Megan Hemmings

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Inspiring Women of Computer Science, Part 2

A while back, we did a post on some of the most influential women of computer science. Since a list like that is never truly complete, we wanted to take some time to reflect on a few more women who ... Continue reading

A Blog In Review - 2019

BY Megan Hemmings 12/31/19 6:23 AM

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It’s the end of the year again which always makes us a little nostalgic for what the year has brought us. As such, let’s take a few minutes to look back at the most popular blog posts of 2019.... Continue reading

Video Series: Get Started with SparkFun gator:boards and Easily Expand micro:bit's Capabilities

A few weeks ago, we announced a series of webinars around our newest ecosystem for the micro:bit, the SparkFun gator:boards. These boards were developed in conjunction with schools district in order ... Continue reading

What is a PCB?

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

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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

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