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M-Short

Member Since: September 7, 2010

Country: United States

A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.

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We all know that women are not only a minority in technical fields, but are often not encouraged to go into such fields. Here are a few ways to encourage and support the girls/women in our lives who are interested in technical fields.

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TB6612FNG Hookup Guide

September 29, 2016

Basic hookup guide for the TB6612FNG H-bridge motor driver.

SD Cards and Writing Images

June 4, 2015

How to upload images to an SD card for Raspberry Pi, PCDuino, or your favorite SBC.

Installing an Arduino Bootloader

December 4, 2013

This tutorial will teach you what a bootloader is, why you would need to install/reinstall it, and go over the process of doing so.

How to Use a Breadboard

May 14, 2013

Welcome to the wonderful world of breadboards. Here we will learn what a breadboard is and how to use one to build your very first circuit.
  • It does not, just the board.

  • No, this is just the board.

  • It does come with the USB port on the board, but you will need your own cable.

  • Sorry, you’ll need an adapter of some sort. Don’t blame us, blame Apple! :)

  • The voltage really isn’t the issue but the wattage. These are ¼. With P=VI and V=RI P=V2/R. In other words as long as R is larger than 9ohms you should be fine. We most commonly use these with 5V or 3.3V systems, but you should be fine on a 6V system as well.

  • Sorry about the delay. The emulator should work on any version of the Pi, but the older versions of the Pi used a different chip and therefor need a different version of the OS. Check out the retropie guys (see David in Denver’s post) and you should be able to get the image you need for any version of the Pi.

  • Sorry about that. We had them in but they were breaking during shipping so we pulled them from stock and are working the the manufacture to figure out the issue. I don’t know if we have an ETA at this point, but keep checking back, as we are trying to get them back in stock as soon as possible.

  • There isn’t really a recommended size but 20AWG is pretty standard hookup wire and should work just fine. Be careful using anything much bigger as it might not fit in the holes.

  • What Mike said, it is the headers that make this board new. We also built these up for a kit a while back and then just before we went to go live with the kit got the EOL notice on the BMP180. We swapped out the sensor in the kit, but still had these built. We are starting to look into selling more boards with headers in the long term, but once these are gone their gone.

  • No, this is a 900MHz device. I would check out the datasheet for the modules, it should actually lists some tested antennas near the back.

Breadboards

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Parts needed for “Breadboard Tutorial”

HackHD

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Components that would be in the Hack HD starter kit. We’ve...

Analog Projects Kit

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Magnetic Switch - ESCP p67 Magnetic Music - ESCP...

DIY IR Beacon

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Wish list for DIY IR Beacon. There are a few changes based...

Deluxe Tool Kit

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Probably not for beginners, but everything you would would...

E-textile Basics Lab Pack (LAB-13165)

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“The E-textile Basics Lab Pack is a basic wearables learning...

4180

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Subtotal = $151.85

Class D Amp SFE = $7.95 each, Adafruit...

Sensor Kit - DEV-13754

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This kit includes a sensor for just about every job. With...

101 Kit

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This will need headers on the motor driver, sound detector...

Microsoft Azure IoT Starter Kit - SparkFun Thing

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Microsoft and SparkFun have gotten together to bring you...

Drone landing base

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Pro minis come in 3.3V and 5V (as do FTDI boards). The...

Itty Bitty Maker Kit

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Add your own microcontroller and get building…

Hardware (4-40)

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Basic 4-40 parts Sell in new parts kit Include a screwdriver...

Prototyping Kit - Idea

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Add new parts box and new 4" jumpers. Maybe without the...

Inventor Parts Kit

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This is designed to be used in all SIK type lab packs and...