Of course every New Product Post is epic, but this one is a little extra epic than most. We have some seriously cool stuff this week, so check out the video and the post.
Yet another new product post with more new products, some classes, and of course a video.
Why the voltage rating on capacitors matters and why you should derate them.
Why the rain and what happened to the Boulderites.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Check out this quick little hack using a standard temperature probe from my oven thermometer, our PicoBoard, and a little creative coding in Scratch!
Let's celebrate Thomas Edison's birthday and talk about our Edison Blocks and some information on how to get started with the Intel Edison.
How to set up an Arduino as an in-system programmer (ISP) and program an Atmel ATtiny84A to blink
We present another set of concepts in the computer science series as they relate to Arduino.
Let's take a look at three current and upcoming technologies that try to expand internet coverage to places where WiFi can't reach.
Let's compile some Getting Started lessons for the micro:bit.
Designs for a custom, DIY electronics workbench, and some lessons I learned in the process.
I share my designs for my new electronics workbench and go over some of the design decisions for it. I also cover what makes triangles more stable than squares.
Angela from the Education Department visited F.I.T's Digital Spa Maker Camp to present a workshop on LilyPad and e-textiles.
Why do we feel a tingle when we lick a 9V battery?
A set of calipers can be an incredibly useful tool for precisely measuring the distance between objects.
There are two basic ways to connect electronic components with two terminals: series and parallel. In this episode, we examine those two types of circuits and show how to calculate equivalent resistance.
Someone has been stealing my sandwiches. We'll use the two-way radio communication on the micro:bit to catch the thief.
Five of my favorite slick DIY projects that somehow relate to IoT
Making illuminated costume items for late-night Pokémon hunting
An unsung hero of the Space Race earns her place among the stars.
This week, we look at what constitutes syntax in a programming language and how to employ it when writing code in Arduino.
Build a power switch for the Amazon Echo that can be activated from a voice command.
I'll show you how to use Yahoo's free Weather API.
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.
If your resolutions include doing more crafts (and the winter weather is perfect for it), we've got a brand-new LilyPad product in a sparkling new kit just for you.
Let's look at the resistor and how it affects current and voltage in a circuit. Here's a hint: if you know two of either voltage, current or resistance, you can solve for the third.
Got an internet-connected device as a gift? Let's have a quick chat about how to prevent another Mirai botnet attack.
Here's how you can use boards with your Chromebooks in makerspaces, libraries and schools
How to create a Twitter monitor in Python and flash an LED using a Raspberry Pi.
Being able to program an ATtiny directly from Arduino can be a powerful tool to create low-cost embedded prototypes.
Importing custom artwork into a PCB CAD program is a fun way to personalize your board.
I create a Yagi antenna out of Popsicle sticks and paperclips and use it to measure connection strength (RSSI) to WiFi access points.
We celebrate Edison's 169th birthday and release a kit around Intel's Edison, plus, a sale on Edison products!
Overview of the related M2X Learn tutorial, which walks users through the process of connecting an Arduino and CC3000 to AT&T's M2X service.
We built a mirror using the Intel Edison, an LCD, and a gesture sensor.
Sensors that make sense ... lots of them!
Reagan talks about making the CubeRinth Maximus for Two Bit Circus.
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.
I met Reagan at Maker Faire New York, and I ask him some questions about his recent project: an animatronic Jackal helmet from Stargate.
A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.
For part 2 of Getting Started with micro:bit, we create a virtual Magic 8 Ball.
Adding a chronograph to a Hot Wheels track to measure the speed of passing toy cars.
The newest version of EdiBot relies on contour finding in OpenCV to locate and chase yellow objects.
In this episode, we'll explore how electric current flows through a circuit.
Here are some ideas and downloadable designs to get you inspired this Halloween season.
Let's dissect another section of EdiBot 2.0 and learn how to spin DC motors with Python.
Your IT department hates this.