SparkFun Electronics


SparkFun Electronics

Infobox_Company

company_name = SparkFun Electronics
company_type = Private
company_slogan = Sharing Ingenuity
foundation = 2003
location = Boulder, Colorado, United States
industry = Electronics retailing
products = Port-o-Rotary, Giant NES Controller, Picture Frame Tetris
homepage = [http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php Sparkfun.com]
subsid = [http://www.in2rowing.com In2Rowing]

SparkFun Electronics (sometimes known by its abbreviation, "SFE") is an electronics retailer in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It manufactures and sells microcontroller development boards and breakout boards.

History

SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 by Nathan Seidle. Its first products were Olimex printed circuit boards. [ [http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/hdr.php?p=aboutus History of SparkFun Electronics.] ] 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.

Projects

Whilst the majority of products sold by SFE are from other manufacturers, it does manufacture and sell some of its own products:

* The Port-o-Rotary phone
* Picture Frame Tetris
* Giant NES controller
* Hotplate reflow soldering
* Commercial product reverse engineering

References

External links

* [http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php SparkFun]


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