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SparkFun is a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation.
SparkFun helps anyone explore electronics by providing parts, knowledge and passion.
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A BBB Accredited Business since
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- Length of time business has been operating
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- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
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Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Nathan Seidle, Founder/Owner Mr. Matt Bolton, Dir Physical Ops Mr. Richard Parker, Dir Finance Mr. Paul Robinson, Dir Support
Electronic Equipment & Supplies - Wholesale & Manufacturers Electronic Instruments
Refund and Exchange PolicyWe are happy to assist you with returns depending on certain factors related to the device you are interested in returning. Please take a moment to determine what category your return fits into:
Item Damaged in Transit
Has your item been damaged during its journey to you? The item is clearly damaged upon receipt, and you need a replacement. This category applies to items that have not been used, or powered in any way. If this is the case with your items, please contact Customer Service about a replacement. Be sure to include your order number please.
Ordered a Wrong or Unneeded Item
Is your item simply not what you wanted or you ordered the wrong thing? This category only applies to items that are in their original state: they have not been soldered to or modified in any way, and have not been powered or reprogrammed. Head over to the Unmodified Returns page.
Modified or Defective Item
Is your item defective, malfunctioning, or modified in some way? Would like to send the item in for testing and repair/replacement? Or if your item doesn't qualify for either of the above categories. Please proceed to the Modified/Defective returns page.
Alternate Business NamesSparkFun Electronics
Products & Services
SparkFun was founded in 2003 by CEO Nathan Seidle, then a University of Colorado - Boulder engineering student. While working on a class project, Nathan realized how difficult it was for the individual to get the parts necessary to make an electronics prototype come to life. After a frustrating battle to get the pieces he needed, he maxed out his credit cards on inventory (and pizza) and SparkFun was born.
Since then, SparkFun has grown into something much bigger. Our goal is to enable the individual tinkerer/engineer/student/inventor to get the products they need and the information necessary to make their ideas a reality. Using electronics is no longer limited to just engineers. Today, artists, designers, crafters, students, and engineers alike are tinkering with electronic gadgetry and SparkFun is here to meet their ever-increasing needs.