Classes & Events

Part of our mission in the SparkFun Department of Education it to provide electronics enthusiasts with the foundational tools they need to succeed in the DIY world of embedded electronics. As such, we’ve developed a stable of classes teaching everything from beginner soldering to advanced wireless communication. Below you’ll find a current listing of our classes - we hope you’ll find something that sparks your imagination!


Current Class Listing

April 24th, 2014

SparkFun, Drag and Drop Programming for Robotics (Washington, DC)

Come and learn the basics of programming Microcontrollers (Robot brains!) using drag and drop programming so easy that anyone can …

April 24th, 2014

SparkFun, Arduino Basics (Washington, DC)

Learn how to blink LEDs, read inputs and use a breadboard, all in four hours! This class is for anyone who has never played around…

April 25th, 2014

SparkFun, Robot Social Time (Washington, DC)

Come hang out with SparkFun Electronics and [Ten80 Education](http://www.ten80education.com) to explore a world of fun ways to use…

May 14th, 2014

Pure Data & Arduino- Controlling Sound with Jiffer Harriman from CU

Learn how to create and control sound with the Sparkfun RedBoard and Pure Data (PD). Using the Arduino compatible RedBoard we will…

June 2nd, 2014

SparkFun Summer Semester 2014

Got an idea for a prototype but not sure exactly how to make it happen? SparkFun Electronics is offering five days of prototyping …

June 9th, 2014

Soldering Simon PTH

If you've never soldered before, this is the class for you! We've been teaching soldering a lot over the past few years - the Simo…

June 10th, 2014

Soldering Simon SMD

This class is our very popular course that teaches SMD soldering to anyone who thinks they can't possibly solder those little pins…

June 11th, 2014

Simon Stenciling

This class is our very popular course that teaches SMD Stencil soldering to anyone looking to take the next step after learning re…

June 23rd, 2014

Microcontrollers for Educators

Sparkfun Electronics is pleased to announce our Microcontrollers for Educators class. We’ll teach the basics of electronics, ele…

September 6th, 2014

Costume Hacking Part I - Introduction to Sewing with Electronics with LilyTwinkle

Join us in a three part series created to help you get started with e-textiles for your costumes. Learn how to work with conductiv…

September 13th, 2014

Costume Hacking Part II - Introduction to Microcontrollers w/ ProtoSnap - LilyPad Development Simple

Join us in a three part series created to help you get started with e-textiles for your costumes. Learn how to work with conductiv…

September 20th, 2014

Costume Hacking Part III - Costuming Tricks & Treats

Join us in a three part series created to help you get started with e-textiles for your costumes. Learn how to work with conductiv…

October 18th, 2014

Introduction to Arduino

Go from blinking an LED to virtual prototyping in seven hours and still have time to eat lunch! This class is for anyone who has n…

November 8th, 2014

SIKIO

This one-day workshop will introduce students to writing their own Android applications through Processing that have the ability t…

December 3rd, 2014

Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow with Paper Circuits!

Learn how to make your own light up holiday cards by using copper tape, a battery and LEDs! We'll start by learning some simple pa…


Note: Classes close at NOON on Friday (or closest business day) to allow preparation for the class. Please make sure to register for classes before that time.

Note: Class registration is fully refundable until the weekday (M-F) prior to the class at 5:00pm MST. For a refund please call 303-284-0979 and ask for customer service or email eservice@sparkfun.com. If you wish to cancel after that time or miss the workshop for any reason we will transfer the amount you paid to SparkFun store credit but cannot issue refunds. Thanks for your understanding!

If you're coming in from out of town and are looking for travel information please check out our travel information document If you have any other travel questions please contact Amanda Clark.

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