Author Archives: Phil Lee

New Intern

Hello My name is Phil Lee and I am from Maryland and a student at RISD. I am an upcoming Sophomore and I am excited to work for Sparklelabs this summer!

Upcoming Events for the Summer of 2010

Come see us at the The Next HOPE July 16 – 18. This looks to be a great conference with lots of interesting programs.

Then we have the Detroit Maker Faire. July 31 & August 1st, at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Maker Faire is always great and it is nice to have it in Motor City.

1st Annual World Maker Faire New York, September 25 and 26, 2010, at the New York Hall of Science.

Thanksgiving LED Turkey centerpiece project

Brighten up your Thanksgiving Day with this Thanksgiving Turkey! No, not that one turkey. One that will literally brighten up the room!

Print the pictures and paste them onto a thin cardboard, from a shoebox for example. DO NOT cut the paper before pasting onto the cardboard, or it’ll be more difficult. Then cut each piece out, and fit them together with the stand. Once you’re done with that, the next step is the electronic circuit that will go in between the body and tail under the stand.

Create the LED circuit on your breadboard following the directions in the Discover Electronics manual. Place the breadboard between the body and the tail of the turkey. Angle the LEDs so that they shine off of the tail. Choose all different colors of LEDs to make the turkey more colorful.

Now you have a beautiful, light-up turkey display for your Thanksgiving.

Download the PDF

Discover Electronic Kit 1.0

Discover Electronics Kit

The growing DIY movement is empowering people to take control of their products and environment. Discover Electronics Kit contains everything you need to learn the basics of electronics and make your own projects. It contains the most common electronics components as well as a prototyping breadboard for you to get started right away. Easy full color diagrams teach you how to bring your own ideas to life.

The Discover electronics kit uses standard components. All of these parts can be used by the beginner or the advanced user. As you grow and learn all of the parts in the kit are still useful in more advanced projects and can be expanded on by ordering additional parts from electronics suppliers.

Retail Price: 49.99 Available here.

Version 2 is now available.