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

Solving Breadboarding Woes with a micro:bit Dashboard

My name is Peter Hanson, and I teach an elective class at Aspen Middle School for seventh graders called Think, Make and Improve (TMI). It’s a class I created two years ago to expose students to ... 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

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

A Simple “No-Wiring Required” Temperature Measurement

I teach Arduino workshops at Tinkermill, our local maker space, to members from 8 to 80 years old. Some in my workshop are retired electrical engineers with 50 years of experience and some aren’t ... 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

MaKey MaKey Workshop in the Elementary Classroom - Circuits, Conductors, and Insulators - Oh My!

Every year, my kids beg me to put together a SparkFun activity for their classrooms. Ensuring this activity is aligned with academic goals, fun for students, and doable for me is always the challenge ... Continue reading

Make-a-Thons

Over the past three years, we have been running Make-a-Thons across the state of Oregon. From the Willamette Valley to the High Desert and many places in-between, Make-a-Thons have been making a ... Continue reading

Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues Through STEAM

How do you bring awareness to issues that you are passionate about? Do you make a flyer? Stand outside with signs? Donate to organizations that you care about? How about art? How about combining art ... Continue reading

What a Simple Blink Sketch Can Teach Us About Vision

Happy New Year and good tidings and all of that other stuff people typically wish you! I don’t know about anybody else, but my least favorite thing about the New Year is the constant question of what ... Continue reading

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