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LilyPad Basics: Powering Your Project
September 24, 2018
Learn the options for powering your LilyPad projects, LiPo battery safety and care, and how to calculate and consider power constraints on your projects.
Adapting LilyPad Development Board Projects to the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus
May 24, 2018
An overview of the updates made in the redesign of the LilyPad Development Board to the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus and how to adapt code written for the old board to the new one.
Raspberry Pi Stand-Alone Programmer
March 8, 2018
This tutorial will show you how to use a headless Raspberry Pi to flash hex files onto AVR microcontrollers as a stand-alone programmer. It also tells the story about production programming challenges, how SparkFun came to this solution, and all the lessons learned along the way.
Getting Started with LilyPad
October 27, 2017
An introduction to the LilyPad ecosystem - a set of sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft, sewable, interactive e-textile projects.
Gas Pump Skimmers
September 6, 2017
Teardown of gas pump skimmers along with how to detect and block them.
Lessons in Algorithms
December 21, 2016
Learn techniques on how to use Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters and other data-processing tools to turn data into information.
Single Board Computer Benchmarks
July 31, 2015
How to set up different benchmarking programs on single board computers or computing modules and run them. The results for various generations are shown on the subsequent pages.
How to Sell Your Widget on SparkFun
June 10, 2015
Have an awesome electronic widget that you want to get to market? We can help resell, or maybe even manufacture it! Find out how.
Alternative Arduino Interfaces
July 29, 2014
We admit the Arduino IDE isn't for everyone. Here are some other options for programming your Arduino boards, including web interfaces and graphical programming languages.
Teardown: DDC Mobile X900
June 3, 2014
Nate picked up a bricktastic phone in China. Let's take it apart!!!
How LEDs are Made
May 28, 2014
We take a tour of a LED manufacturer and learn how PTH 5mm LEDs are made for SparkFun.
How Lithium Polymer Batteries are Made
May 28, 2014
We got the opportunity to tour the Great Power Battery factory. Checkout how LiPos are made!
How Chip-On-Boards are Made
May 28, 2014
COB or chip-on-board is a low cost way of soldering an IC to a PCB. Checkout this tutorial to see how it is done!
Nest Protect Teardown
January 15, 2014
See the inner-workings of the new Nest Protect in this SparkFun Teardown.
Constant Innovation in Quality Control
December 11, 2013
In this article, we share our recent advancements in quality control. Along with making our tests more thorough, we have also made them more efficient and robust.
Leap Motion Teardown
June 27, 2013
Let's see what's inside the amazing new Leap Motion input device!
January 18, 2013
Connectors are a major source of confusion for people just beginning electronics. The number of different options, terms, and names of connectors can make selecting one, or finding the one you need, daunting. This article will help you get a jump on the world of connectors.
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