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Tech Prank: Hardware Mouse Jiggler

March 12, 2018

Create an innocuous-looking USB stick with an Arduino Pro Micro and a 3D printed case that moves your mouse pointer randomly every few seconds. Sure to anger your coworkers and friends!

Raspberry Pi Stand-Alone Programmer

March 8, 2018

This tutorial will show you how to use a headless Raspberry Pi to flash hex files onto AVR microcontrollers as a stand-alone programmer. It also tells the story about production programming challenges, how SparkFun came to this solution, and all the lessons learned along the way.

Raspberry Pi Zero Helmet Impact Force Monitor

March 8, 2018

How much impact can the human body handle? This tutorial will teach you how to build your very own impact force monitor using a helmet, Raspberry Pi Zero, and accelerometer!

Fingerprint Scanner (GT-521Fxx) Hookup Guide

March 1, 2018

This tutorial provides information about how to connect to ADH-Tech's fingerprint scanner (GT-521F32) and how to use it with Hawley's FPS_GT511C3 library for Arduino.

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Bringing make education to today's classrooms

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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