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SparkFun at NSTA 2015

May 7, 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

April 21, 2015

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

April 21, 2015

Here are some great resources to include the PicoBoard as part of your library or makerspace.

PicoBoard LabPack Getting Started Guide

Brian Huang April 21, 2015

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

Brian Huang April 9, 2015

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

April 9, 2015

This workshop employs free Arduino software to explore classroom materials in an iterative, highly affordable framework. By combining everyday materials li

ATTiny85 Quick Reference

Brian Huang February 13, 2015

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

February 3, 2015

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

Jeffrey Branson January 15, 2015

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

Angela Sheehan October 20, 2014

Tips for incorporating easy to use, scalable, and fun activities for library programs.

Arduino Cheatsheet

August 19, 2014

This is an overview of the most important / commonly used Arduino commands.

Processing Cheatsheet

July 8, 2014

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

Brian Huang June 14, 2014

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

Angela Sheehan June 11, 2014

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

Angela Sheehan June 10, 2014

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

May 27, 2014

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

May 23, 2014

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

May 23, 2014

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

Angela Sheehan May 6, 2014

Templates used in the Have Fun with Paper Circuitry workshop at GESTEM on 5/9/14.

Getting Started with Scratch 1.4

April 26, 2014

This guide is a great place to start with Scratch.

HotSheets: Scratch

Derek Runberg April 18, 2014

These HotSheets cover a few basic introductory exercises at learning how to use Scratch and the PicoBoard.

HotSheets: Processing

Derek Runberg April 18, 2014

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

Angela Sheehan April 9, 2014

Presentation on sewing circuits and creating a light up mask used during Girl Scout Troop 73265's visit to SparkFun HQ.

Data Collection with High-Altitude Balloons

Jeffrey Branson April 7, 2014

Design and build a high‑altitude balloon with SparkFun Electronics. This engaging project introduces tools for real‑world science and data collection.
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