Megan Hemmings

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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

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

Qwiic Comes to micro:bit

BY Megan Hemmings 3/3/20 6:48 AM

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If you’ve been paying attention to what we’re doing on the SparkFun main site, you may have noticed how excited we are about our Qwiic ecosystem. We’re even more excited to announce that our Qwiic ... Continue reading

SparkFun's Community Partnership Program

Did you know SparkFun offers a Community Partnership Program? Through this program, we provide hardware donations to students, hobbyists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs to support their work. Our ... Continue reading

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

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