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How To Celebrate Arduino Day

How To Celebrate Arduino Day

Are you ready for Arduino Day this Saturday? Find an event near you, sales online, or a new project. Read More

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The Mothership: A Visit to the New SparkFun Building

The Mothership: A Visit to the New SparkFun Building

The shipping department was full of dudes with asymmetric facial hair on skateboards. An engineer had picked up about a thousand Keva planks and on an upstairs wrap-around counter space, there was a crowdsourced build going on — in which you could tell the crowd had higher than the average bear’s level of design thinking skills. Strung on a wall was a DIY art piece made of light bulbs and wire that was set to ripple in response to sounds. A trigger-operated race car track wound underneath a 7-foot tall version of one of those wooden dinosaur skeleton kits. Read More

Saying “Neigh” to Equestria Girls

Saying “Neigh” to Equestria Girls

Which is all to say that, despite GeekMom Kelly’s charming review of the recent release My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, I am going to suggest that parents steer clear of this franchise. In a country where women are increasingly primary wage earners for their families, I say: Give girls the skills they need to get stable, lucrative jobs. America, put that Equestria Girl back on its pink shelf! Instead, I offer this short selection of fun, empowering, alternative gifts for little girls. Read More

SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition

SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition

SparkFun’s annual Autonomous Vehicle Competition is coming up in less than two months. I’ve been watching the competition, or results, online since their first year in 2009. It has been exciting to see how the robots have changed over time with faster, smarter, and flying autonomous vehicles necessitating more classes and bigger challenges. Read More

SparkFun Free Day Returns for Round Three With More Money And Different Rules

This Wednesday, January 11, is SparkFun Electronics’ third annual Free Day. If you’ve never participated before, you’re missing out on a lot of sparks and a lot of fun. What’s SparkFun? A great site where you can buy nearly 2,000 components and electronics. It’s like the RadioShack of the 21st century, if you think of… Read More

10 Takeaway Lessons From Maker Faire New York

Last weekend the kids, husband, and I attended the 2nd annual Maker Faire New York at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens. We were all blown away by the experience–I spent the weekend happily geeking out: touching stuff, pushing buttons, exclaiming repeatedly to anyone who would listen This is what our SCHOOLS… Read More