SparkFun

open hardware
Chris Clark is the IT director at SparkFun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado. He talked with Opensource.com community manager Jason Hibbets, late last year during the All Things Open conference about open hardware. He answers a lot of awesome questions about open hardware, where it's going and where... Read more
1 comment Posted 19 Mar 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
makey makey from SparkFun Electronics
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook I see SparkFun Electronics mentioned often in my social media stream, so I jumped at the chance to interview Chris Clark, the company's Director of Information Technology. From their website: SparkFun is an online retail store that sells... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
5 questions with
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
year in review business
The top story in business this year on opensource.com was the news that Red Hat reached one billion dollars in annual revenue. This is a major win for the open source software industry and the open source movement. "It is a victory for open source advocates everywhere," said CEO Jim Whitehurst. "No... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware
Recently, we compared Raspberry Pi, Allwinner and CuBox Linux hardware boards.
4 comments Posted 26 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open hardware
Recently, we compared Raspberry Pi, Allwinner and CuBox Linux hardware boards.
4 comments Posted 26 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
makey
Piano stairs? Water bucket Dance Dance Revolution? Play-Doh Super Mario Brothers! Makey Makey is an invention kit that connects to your computer and uses a special board to turn everyday items into keys. It tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything (that even slightly conducts... Read more
3 comments Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike (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
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