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Product Showcase: SparkFun Inventor’s Kit V4

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK version 4.0 includes everything you need to complete five overarching projects consisting of 16 interconnected circuits that teach everything from blinking an LED to reading sensors. The culminating project is your very own autonomous robot! No previous programming or electronics experience is required to use this kit.  

Product Showcase: uArm Swift

The uArm Swift is a high-grade desktop robotic assistant that can be utilized in many more applications than its predecessors. Built around an Arduino Mega 2560, the uArm Swift is an open-source, DIY-friendly robotic arm platform developed for makers and educational purposes. This little bot is extremely easy to use; almost anyone can learn how to play with it in a few minutes.  

Product Showcase: Scanse Sweep 3D Scanner Kit

The Scanse Sweep 3D Scanner Kit is an advanced 60-piece DIY kit that gives you everything you need to assemble a 3D scanner using your Scanse Sweep LIDAR sensor (not included). Outdoor 3D scanning has been around for decades, but has traditionally been much too expensive for home use. This kit aims to put this powerful technology into the hands of makers who want to develop and experiment with applications for long-range 3D scanning.  

Product Showcase: ESP32 Thing Motion Shield

The SparkFun ESP32 Thing Motion Shield is a versatile, motion-sensing addition to our ESP32 Thing. With the Motion Shield’s onboard LSM9DS1 IMU, small movement changes can easily be detected, while larger movements and time traveled can be detected with the addition of a GPS module via a large JST port.  

Holiday Projects Part 1

Feldi shares a handful of holiday inspired projects ranging in skill and difficulty from very easy to more advanced. This range allows makers at any level to jump into holiday project making. Watch the full video for fun ornament, tree decorating, and wrapping ideas.  

Sound Reactive Sports Jersey

Check out this sound reactive sports jersey – a fun interactive project that combines traditional and sewable hardware. Show your team some love by customize the LEDs to match your team colors!  

Last Minute Halloween Costume

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I know that at least some of you are still procrastinating your costume build. I thought I would share a fun and easy last-minute Halloween costume that a) takes almost no time to build, b) still impresses the pants off your friends and c) is appropriate for all ages. I call this little ditty the Human LED.  

DIY Easy Pom Pom LED Headband

Festival season is upon us, and whether you’ll be dancing on the grounds with 30,000 others, or alone in the sanctity of your living room, we have the perfect DIY wearable project to light up the occasion (and make you a little easier to find in the crowd): the LED pom-pom headband.  

LED Crystal Crown

In this project, we’ll create a wearable LED Crystal Crown using a simple circuit made of 7x Super Bright White LEDs wired in parallel and powered by two coin cell batteries wired in series.  

Party Bag

The Marquee Party Bag is a purse embedded with several LED Matrices and a Lilypad Microcontroller. The LEDs are easily programmable for the user to convey marquee messages or to simply make beautiful patterns. In this tutorial we will go through the step by step process of making this project.  

Fellowship of the Things! – SparkFun’s Internet of Things Video Series

The Fellowship of the Things is SparkFun’s newest series where our team of Creative Engineers build connected ‘internet of things’ or IoT projects. IoT is a broad category that is becoming much more popular, it basically entails any kind of wireless connect device which could be used for home automation, healthcare, smart grids, as well as wearables to name a few categories.   In this episode, Sarah and Shawn tackle some home automation with an interesting twist on front door security.  

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