RedBot Library Quick Reference
This is a nice summary of the RedBot library. This is useful for introducing the RedBot commands to students.
Digital Sandbox Course Resources
We created a small set of tutorials to walk students through using the Digital Sandbox in the classroom. There are two shared Google Drive folders which co
SparkFun Curriculum: Introduction to Design
These are two full semester courses focused around Engineering Design using the SparkFun Inventor's Kit.
MaKey MaKey Kit Librarian Reference Manual
The MaKey MaKey Kit: Librarian Reference Manual is a guide to using, managing, and troubleshooting the MaKey MaKey in your library.
SparkFun Summer Semester Materials
Got an idea for a prototype but not sure exactly how to make it happen? SparkFun Electronics offers Five Days of prototyping skills from schematic to bread
Microcontrollers for Educators 2015
Each summer, we teach a weeklong professional development workshop around using technologies such as Arduino, Processing, and electronics in the classroom.
Explorations in Arduino Physics: Ideas and Experiments that Integrate this Low-cost 8-bit Microcontroller into your Classroom
This is a presentation on a series of tools that can be used in experiments, activities, and labs to investigate, measure, and analyze physics phenomena.
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.
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
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.
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
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
ATTiny85 Quick Reference
ATTiny85 Cheatsheet / quick reference. This has all of the most commonly used Arduino commands in one place.
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.