When creative engineers collaborate, great things tend to happen. Case in point is the March/April 2021 edition of Elektor magazine, which we worked on closely with our innovative friends at Colorado, USA-based SparkFun Electronics. As you dive in, you’ll quickly see that the magazine is packed with exciting DIY electronics projects, in-depth engineering tutorials, informative interviews, and much more. There’s something for everyone, from building a DIY quadrupedal robot to FPGA programming. Enjoy!
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Elektor + SparkFun: A Match Sparked in California

The March/April 2021 issue was a few years in the making. As we explain in the magazine’s editorial, Elektor and SparkFun began talking about possible collaborations back in May 2019 at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. During the meeting, we quickly found that the two companies had a great deal in common: talented in-house engineering teams, widely popular online electronics stores, a serious passion for fun DIY electronics projects, and fast-growing communities of curious engineers and makers. As time and subsequent meetings went on, we decided that collaborating with SparkFun on projects and articles for a full edition of Elektor magazine would be a great international initiative as we celebrate Elektor’s 60th anniversary. After you read this issue, we’re sure you’ll agree. In 1961, Elektor started with articles written in Dutch by Dutch engineers. Six decades later, this edition features contributions from engineers, editors, graphic artists, and translators from all over Europe and United States. We sure have come a long way.

Inside the SparkFun-Curated Edition

Curious about what we have in store for you? We are proud to present articles and projects for professional engineers and weekend makers alike! Don't miss this special edition if you want insights from thought leaders like Nathan Seidle (Founder, SparkFun), Rob Reynolds (Creative Technologist, SparkFun), and Justin Rajewski (Founder, Alchitry).
Elektor March/April 2021 curated by SparkFun
The Elektor March/April 2021 feautres articles on MicroMod, RISC-V IoT dev, rapid prototyping, DIY robotics, a GNSS reference station, and more.

Want More Engineering and Inspriation?

In addition to the March/April edition, Elektor and SparkFun have a few more surprises in store for you. Stay tuned for the following!
  • Elektor Webinar: Meet the engineers behind the Raspberry Pi Pico, the RP2040, and SparkFun's RP2040-based boards! Join the March 25, 2021 webinar with Elektor engineers (Clemens Valens and Mathias Claussen), Eben Upton (Founder, Raspberry Pi) and Nathan Seidle (Founder, SparkFun). In addition to learning about these exciting technologies, you can pitch your questions to Eben and Nathan — and maybe even score a free board of your own!
  • Bonus Edition of Elektor: Elektor and SparkFun worked on so many projects and so much content for the March/April 2021 issue that we were able to create Bonus Edition of Elektor magazine. Starting in March 19, we will release one free article per week! Topics: must-haves for your electronics workbench, DIY circuit board organizatio, Spark X standouts, and more. Don't miss the articles!
  • Exciting New Video Content: In the coming weeks, Elektor, SparkFun, and some industry thought leaders will suprise the electronics community with a few in-depth videos and webinars on hot topics such as LiDAR, SparkFun's JetBot AI Kit and the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, and more. Keep an eye on our websites and social media accounts for additional details.
Elektor and Sparkfun collaboration

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