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LilyPad Tri-Color LED Hookup Guide

April 20, 2018

Learn how to hook up the LilyPad Tri-Color LED and use a common cathode RGB LED in e-textile projects.
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Addressable LED Neon Flex Rope Hookup Guide

April 19, 2018

The addressable (UCS1903) LED neon flex rope adds cool lighting effects for outdoor and indoor uses including in hallways and stairs, holiday lighting, and more! In this hookup guide, you will learn how to connect, power, and control the LED segments with an Arduino and the FastLED library.
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Interactive 3D Printed LED Diamond Prop

April 19, 2018

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to create an interactive theatrical prop for a performance by 3D printing a translucent diamond prop using a non-addressable RGB LED strip and AT42QT1011 capacitive touch sensing.
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TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module Hookup Guide

April 13, 2018

The TFMini is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 30 cm and as far as 12 meters! The TFMini allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally reserved for smaller sensors such as the SHARP GP-series infrared rangefinders.

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SparkFun's Department of Education uses electronics as a creative medium and hands-on learning tool, with products and curriculum designed to develop foundational skills for students to explore the world of electronics, increase investment, and ownership in education, and plant the seeds of inventorship in today's youth.

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Microcontrollers for Educators: Implementing Computer Science in the Classroom - Boulder, Colorado

June 11, 2018

Part of our mission in the SparkFun Department of Education it to provide electronics enthusiasts with the foundational tools they…

Microcontrollers for Educators: Implementing Computer Science in the Classroom - VA Beach Location

July 16, 2018

This workshop is hosted by Office of Technical and Career Education, Virginia Beach City Public Schools and presented by SparkFun.…

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