SparkFun at NSTA 2015
SparkFun attended the NSTA 2015 National Conference in Chicago. We taught 7 workshops that contained some amazing materials. Here is a link to that page.
Funding Sources for MakerSpaces in Libraries
Here is a short list of grants and funding sources for building out your own makerspace in your library or community center. Here are links to the raw sour
PicoBoard Library Resources
Here are some great resources to include the PicoBoard as part of your library or makerspace.
PicoBoard LabPack Getting Started Guide
This is a hand-out illustrating how to get started using the PicoBoard and auxiliary sensors on ports A, B, C, and D. The LabPack comes complete with 10 Pi
Physics and Open-Source Robotics - Activities for the classroom
Position, velocity, acceleration, torque, and rotation—these are all key concepts in both physics and robotics. Why not integrate these things together? We
Breaking the Rules: Hacking the Science Classroom with Arduino and Open-source Electronics
This workshop employs free Arduino software to explore classroom materials in an iterative, highly affordable framework. By combining everyday materials li
ATTiny85 Quick Reference
This is a quick reference sheet for using the ATTiny85. While the ATTiny85 only has 5 GPIO pins, it packs a lot of power and flexibility. Click here for th
Scratch Workshop Design Guide
A fantastic guide to teaching your own Scratch workshops and camp programs by the folks at ScratchEd. Click here to download.
Introduction to Robotics using SparkFun RedBot Mainboard
Our team of educators piloted a class here at SparkFun in the Spring of 2014 introducing the RedBot Mainboard using the Dagu Multi Chassis platform. Here a
LilyPad and Sewable Circuits in Libraries
Tips for incorporating easy to use, scalable, and fun activities for library programs.
This is an overview of the most important / commonly used Arduino commands.
We have compiled a quick reference list of all of the common commands we use for teaching Processing. This was created in Microsoft PowerPoint. The raw, ed
ASEE 2014 K-12 Workshop Materials
Encouraging Creativity, Gender Equity, and Arts in the STEM Classroom with Conductive Thread and LilyPad Arduino. Example Code Ardublock install – Unzip
e-Textile Art Pin
Create a quick and easy piece of e-textile art using a LilyPad LED, Battery Holder, conductive thread, and coin cell battery.
LilyPad with ArduBlock Workshop
Presentation materials on using ArduBlock with the LilyPad Simple Development Board during a workshop at Fashion Institute of Technology 6/5/2014.
Giant Breadboard Poster
Looking to teach how breadboards work? Print this file out to a poster, laminate it, and use dry erase markers to illustrate the internal connections.
How to Develop Embedded Software
This is a book contributed by David Clifton. The purpose of the book is to provide a real-life example of some software engineering techniques for intermed
Twinkling Wrist Cuff Tutorial
Twinkling Wrist Cuff Tutorial by Kim A. Knight from Emerging Media and CommunicaCon @UT Dallas http://fashioningcircuits.com
Paper Circuits: Lotus Flower Pop Up Card
Templates used in the Have Fun with Paper Circuitry workshop at GESTEM on 5/9/14.
Getting Started with Scratch 1.4
This guide is a great place to start with Scratch.
These HotSheets cover a few basic introductory exercises at learning how to use Scratch and the PicoBoard.
Are you looking for a gradual and project based way to learn Processing. Check out this set of HotSheets that take you from 0 understanding to awesome!
e-Textile Mask Workshop
Presentation on sewing circuits and creating a light up mask used during Girl Scout Troop 73265's visit to SparkFun HQ.