Making illuminated costume items for late-night Pokémon hunting

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It's a known trick that we can use LEDs in reverse. We'll explore how to use them as photodetectors with Arduino and create a simple demo that responds to hand swipes.

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Be more diligent with your analog and digital circuits outside the lab!

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When you're advertised free toolchains or free value-add, you're skeptical. Ninety-five percent of the time, you're correct, but does that mean the tool isn't worth it?

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Today we're demonstrating chess boards that talk over Phant!

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Nine Degrees of Freedom to accelerate your project from start to finish!

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Getting your plants up to Phant and digging in to IFTTT

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With an FEP, an FIR and a DP, we have a winner!

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Is your project cumbersome? Let the new SparkFun OpenScale weigh in to handle the stress.

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Join hundreds of makers and hackers around the world to learn about building robots with JavaScript.

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Building a set of speakers from goat skin and connecting them to a network media server

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Plus, a few rule changes and an amusing video.

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How I taught my Amazon Echo to give me hyper-local weather reports

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