In this video Nathan Seidle from Sparkfun talks about the beginning of the company on his visit to Google in Mountain View. His talk is very interesting.. check it out
SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 by Nathan Seidle. Its first products were Olimex printed circuit boards. The name ‘SparkFun’ came about because one of the founders of SparkFun was testing a development board, and sparks flew out; Fun was chosen because the company’s self-stated aim is to educate people about electronics.
The CEO of SparkFun Electronics talks about the company – [Link]
Jeri shows how to make blue electroluminescent (EL) powders from common ZnS:Cu green glow powder.
Make Electroluminescent (EL) Ink at Home – [Link]
This video shows a simple way to test a transistor using the diode function on a multimeter. Check it out
How to test a transistor – [Link]
This video shows an ultra fast and precise robot positioning small units. This is used to position surface mount components on printed circuit boards (SMD on PCB) during manufacture. Video was captured at the Japanese competitive robotics event, RoboCup, in Osaka 2010
Ultra fast surface mount device positioning robot - [Link]
This video explores the tiny world of surface mount components. Collin Cunningham constructs what may be the world’s smallest phototheremin and shows it in super macro detail.
Soldering Surface Mount Devices – [Link]
After several months of researching, interviewing and filming, I’m excited to present the first public Trailer to my new Documentary “State of Electronics” – A discussion on the Electronics Industry in Australia. Even though the documentary is focused on Australian Electronics Design and Manufacture, much of it applies to all countries from around the world.
State of Electronics – Trailer – [Link]
In this youtube video watch what happens when you overcharge a LiPo battery. As you understand a LiPo battery is extremely hazardous if mishandled. Please pay attention to the warnings for this type of battery!
LiPo Battery explosion - [Link]
How to use an N channel MOSFET to turn anything on and off – [Link]