SparkFun is a sponsor of this year’s Somerville Mini Maker Faire and will be teaching hands-on electronics soldering at the event.
SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. Whether it’s a robot that can cook your breakfast or a GPS cat tracking device, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. In addition to products, SparkFun also offers classes and a number of online tutorials designed to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics.
What do we sell? Our products range from things like resistors and LEDs to humidity sensors and LCD screens. Our goal is to make finding the parts and information you need easier and affordable so you can create awesome projects.
And who are our customers? We sell to crafters and designers, artists and DJs, elementary teachers and college professors, and yes, electrical engineers. We have seen 5-year olds solder our kits and octogenarians attend our events. We believe anyone and everyone can play with cool electronic gadgets! So go on and let your geek shine – around here, we encourage it.
We like to think that we exist in the same group as our customers – curious students, engineers, prototypers, and hobbyists who love to create. We are snowboarders and rock-climbers, painters and musicians, engineers and writers – but we all have one thing in common…we love electronics! We want to use electronics to make art projects, gadgets, and robots. We live, eat, and breathe this stuff! The SparkFun crew works in various departments such as engineering, marketing, production, shipping, and keg replenishment, all united in one common goal – Sharing Ingenuity.