We’re going to Maker Faire Austin next week. If you’re anywhere near Texas, we would highly recommend this amazing event on October 18th and 19th. We will be there in full force with lots of toys (the LED Coffee Table is now playing Tron!) and soldering workshops.
More info to follow on the workshops, but we’ll be teaching a moderate level class where we teach you to solder the Simon Kit. Yes, you really can solder SMD. It’s easy and we’d love to show you how.
We’ll also be teaching a super-beginner level class with all through hole components. We’re very excited about this class because the kit has a presence sensor and some LEDs. It’s your basic ‘blinky’ kit that can be combined with other blinky kits to create an interactive wall. Stop by our booth and check it out!
We’ve updated our Eagle Library. You can find 75 new components and updated footprints here. Have no idea what we are talking about? Check out our Eagle tutorials. Eagle CAD is a PCB layout program. We share the parts library that the SparkFun engineers use so that you can create your own devices based on our available products. Have fun!