As we say farewell to 2022, let’s take a look in the rearview mirror at all the exciting moments at SparkFun that made this year one to remember.
This year is coming to an end, and while we’re making resolutions and (safely) watching fireworks, we wanted to take a look back with you all at our favorite blogs and products from this year. Exploring new concepts with you and seeing what amazing projects you all are making is what it’s all about. Check out this list to make sure you didn’t miss anything, and let us know what you wanna see next year!
How can you run nearly any smart device available – no matter the company or licensed software barriers – under one home automation umbrella? The answer includes your favorite tech toys, like Alexa, Google Home, and HomeKit, a Raspberry Pi, and a little something called Homebridge. Home automation is becoming even more accessible, and there are sure to be more exciting things to come to enable the smart home of your dreams!
When Jean Rabault Førland was looking for a cheaper and more compact way to collect data on sea ice for the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, he looked to the Artemis Global Tracker (AGT) as an alternative.
Learn about three different antennas carried by SparkFun, and determine which will suit your long-range needs! Follow along with Mariah in this blog as she range tests a few of our antennas (and meets a bear along the way).
This blog is all about Oscilloscopes, a marvelous measurement tool that has contributed significantly to the success of SparkFun. Read about the history and evolution of this tremendous technology, as well as the one Giordan found in the SparkFun basement!
Do you miss buttons? Coins? Questionable publicly shared surfaces? When Boulder removed its payphones, Nate installed one of his own on the street capable of Rick-rolling, asking for money through the medium of song, and plenty of other jokes (as well as emergency calls!).
Single Pair Ethernet enables easier sensor integration without additional gateways or interfaces and simplifies communication from sensor to local server or cloud. Take a look at this annotated resource list to better understand 10BASE-T1L SPE – what it is, why it matters, and use cases. (As well as our SparkFun products you can use with it!)
We launched a new and improved version of the RTK Facet this year, and it’s sure to be the star of your surveying setup. Under the hood of the new RTK Facet is an ESP32 WROOM connected to a ZED-F9P, and it’s an economical way to get professional grade surveying results with centimeter-level accuracy!
This tutorial will teach you everything you need to do about monitoring data from your sensors that takes it a step beyond sending data over WiFi, and shows you how to visualize your data in an IoT dashboard in real time.
2022 was a big year for our RTK products. Whether it’s exploring uncharted caves in France or contributing to an open source street-mapping project, Eric Sibert relies on the SparkFun RTK Express for the positional accuracy he needs.
And of course, none of these would exist without our products! Here are just a few of our product release highlights from 2022.
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We can’t wait to see what you make next year. Shoot us a tweet to let us know what your first project of 2023 will be @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Happy New Year, everyone!