A set of calipers can be an incredibly useful tool for precisely measuring the distance between objects.

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Today we bring you a new WAV Trigger and an Edison Block you won't have any issues breaking.

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Being able to program an ATtiny directly from Arduino can be a powerful tool to create low-cost embedded prototypes.

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This box of chocolates will send your Valentine sweet nothings via text message as they eat.

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Staring at the multitude of buttons, switches and knobs on the face of an oscilloscope can be daunting. For this "Adventures in Science," we show you how to take basic measurements with an oscilloscope.

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Three new EeonTex e-textile fabrics, as well as an original Serial Basic Breakout. It's Friday!

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Setting up a sensor to text you if your basement is in danger of flooding

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IoT can be leveraged for a more sustainable future. As makers, we can take action at home.

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Looking to upgrade your workshop or mad science lab with more power? Here's how to get started with benchtop power supplies.

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A new USB to UART Breakout, as well as a revision to our TMP102 Sensor Breakout.

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Revisiting the venerable HaterMatic project, with a Valentine's Day twist!

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Take your Big Game party to the next level with some electronically embedded fan gear!

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Can technology help you make better food decisions?

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Available in three distinct colors, this brand-new product will blur the line between development board and breadboard!

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A brief overview of the new Raspberry Pi-based data-logging web server from Atlas Scientific

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Eliminate pesky decision-making with this randomized lunch picker!

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While many of us fancy a new "Home of Tomorrow," the real growth in IoT is occurring in places most of us don't see.

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Truth, although I hear that you can use the sharp edges to mark your material, if you’re careful.
I may have to do a micrometers tutorial in the future, but I rarely use them. I find that my calipers do most of the heavy lifting. As for…
One thing I forgot to mention: when using a vernier (no matter how you pronounce it!) if the zeros line up exactly with the fixed marks,…
Although I agree that for really reliable values, you need to use a “standard” (not to mention having everything at the right temperature),…
Good tutorial, Shawn! Calipers are definitely easier to use than micrometers, and for many purposes, are accurate enough. Each has things…
not directed at anyone specific, just don’t do it.
Calipers are never an improvised adjustable wrench!!!
This is a good explanation of how to use calipers. I would also add that calipers will only provide accurate measurements if they have been…
After adding the external battery do you find the extra bulk gets in the way of some readings?
Would you be willing to share these graphics. They are awesome

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