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How to use a multimeter

October 3, 2016

This is a hand-out developed from our popular "How to use a Multimeter" tutorial.

Digital Sandbox Intro to CS Activities

July 29, 2016

This is a collection of activities that we created to introduce students to basic CS concepts using the Digital Sandbox.

RedBot Dance Challenge

July 26, 2016

Using the RedBot chassis or a chassis of your own design, choreograph a dance routine for your robot!

Serial LCD Reaction Timer Activity

July 21, 2016

Build your own Serial LCD Reaction Timer. This is a great activity that uses the SparkFun RedBoard, Arduino, or other compatible microcontroller. This has

MaKey MaKey Kit Librarian Reference Manual

June 7, 2016

The MaKey MaKey Kit: Librarian Reference Manual is a guide to using, managing, and troubleshooting the MaKey MaKey in your library.

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

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

Introduction to Robotics using SparkFun RedBot Mainboard

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

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.

e-Textile Art Pin

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

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

Paper Circuits: Lotus Flower Pop Up Card

May 6, 2014

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

HotSheets: Processing

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!

HotSheets: Scratch

April 18, 2014

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

e-Textile Mask Workshop

April 9, 2014

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

MakerScience and Arduino

April 7, 2014

Learn how to teach basic concepts of electricity and circuits, program a microcontroller, and integrate making, building, and inventing into your classroom

Data Collection with High-Altitude Balloons

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.

Paper Circuits Pin

March 31, 2014

This quick craft project shows you how to create a circuit using copper tape instead of wire to light up an LED and make a wearable piece of e-craft art.

Simple Tools to Enhance Student Engagement with Processing

March 28, 2014

Materials, presentations and examples from our presentations and workshops at the National NSTA Conference in Boston, MA

Paper Circuits: Light Up Valentine Pop Up Cards

March 27, 2014

Templates and slide presentation used in the Light Up Your Love with Paper Circuitry class on 2/12/14.

Paper Circuit Cards

March 1, 2014

Have students build a simple circuit with copper tape, a coin cell battery, and an LED. This template can be extended to any number of other activities inv