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SparkFun’s Department of Education engages in educational outreach all over the country, and we’re always impressed and excited when we run into people and organizations as enthusiastic about electronics as we are. Over the past few years we’ve met a lot of people involved in the maker movement on... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Jan 2013 by Chelsea Moll Feed
Raspberry Pi
Today we have some really big news, which is going to mean a lot to many programmers in our community who have been asking about it ever since launch. This is one of those announcements that has been in the pipeline for quite some time, but we haven’t been able to talk about it until now.
5 comments Posted 24 Oct 2012 by Alex Bradbury Feed
Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson
If there was an overarching message from the speakers at last week's Open Hardware Summit, particularly those in the first morning block, it's that openness isn't that critical. It sounds strange coming from a conference whose name starts with "open," but speaker after speaker talked about hybrids... Read more
4 comments Posted 5 Oct 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
release early and often
SparkFun is not like BMW. We will never be the company to produce the luxury market version of breakout boards and development tools. I believe the only way SparkFun will survive this quickly changing world is to be malleable. We have to be ready to change.
1 comment Posted 23 May 2012 by Nate Seidle Feed
Five Questions
This 5-questions interview is with Limor Fried (Ladyada of Adafruit Industries), and in it I ask some questions about open hardware and, more specifically, the Flora, her newest open hardware creation.
0 comments Posted 17 Apr 2012 by Matt Jadud Feed
PressurePen
Charles Mangin, a web developer and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, hoped to recreate the drawing-tablet experience (such as that with a Wacom device) on what we today think of as tablets (like iPads and Android tablets)--and to do it as open hardware. The result is now on Kickstarter: the... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Apr 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use open source hardware?
I was at the Palmetto Open Source Conference (POSSCON) a few weeks ago and one of the best exhibits was from SparkFun, an electronics company that sells open source hardware, offers classes, and provides online educational tutorials. A massive collection of electronic gadgets drew me to their booth... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use open source hardware?
I was at the Palmetto Open Source Conference (POSSCON) a few weeks ago and one of the best exhibits was from SparkFun, an electronics company that sells open source hardware, offers classes, and provides online educational tutorials. A massive collection of electronic gadgets drew me to their booth... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Does open design hardware have a place in manufacturing?
Do you remember HeathKit? The company that sold circuit board and resistor kits you could assemble to make your own electronics? Building a HeathKit was no great feat of engineering—it came with a fixed list of parts and the schematic—but it helped you understand how electronics work by letting... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Eric Feed
Raspberry Pi
Last month, we put the Raspberry Pi, a tiny $25 Linux computer, in our open source gift guide. It led overwhelmingly as your favorite on the list. But other similar options have been popping up, like the Allwinner A10 ($15) and the CuBox (quite a bit more).
5 comments Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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