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With news that Maker Media has paused all operations and laid off its entire staff, what does this mean for the maker community?
Want to learn more about the weather than just whether or not the sun is out? The SparkFun micro:climate kit for micro:bit lets you measure, view and record the weather around you.
Taking what I've learned about LED color mixing and Python, along with our LumiDrive LED Driver and LuMini LED Ring, I set out to create a light ring for macro photography that surpasses all others.
Last week, we took a look at using the digital pins on our new LumiDrive LED Driver. This week, we'll play with the analog pins, and see if we can't put something together using both!
If you're looking to try coding in Python, especially as it translates to the world of physical computing, the SparkFun LumiDrive is a great way to get started.
Which came first, the function or the form? Regardless of the course your build takes from start to finish, there's no reason it can't be seen as both technology and art.
With the speed that technology changes and advances, products can't be expected to remain on the market forever. But what happens when a product's retirement interferes with your project?
Technology is making it easier and faster to do business, share information, and even argue with strangers around the world, but I believe there's more to it than that.
Chances are, you may never use all 16 million colors available to you with your RGB LEDs. But whatever colors you use, you should know how to smoothly fade from one color to another. And thanks to the wonders of math, now you can!
As makers, the more avenues of inspiration we have, the broader our library of projects will be. From the obvious to the unusual, inspiration can be drawn from almost anywhere.
It's time to bounce that old tennis ball out of your garage, and up your game with this simple project that lets you know exactly where to stop when pulling in to your garage.
Let's face it, as much as we love Arduino, there are some things it just can't do. To branch out, let's take a look at a little bit of Python.
Halloween is made for makers. Whether your thing is an over-the-top, automated yard display, an amazing cosplay costume, or a beautifully carved pumpkin with an RGB LED light show emanating from it, this holiday lets us build things not because they're practical or necessary, but because they are fun!
With just a handful of parts and a couple of hours of work, you can easily repulse all of your co-workers at this year's office Halloween party!
What type of proximity sensor is best suited to your next project? We've put together a Proximity Sensor Comparison Guide to help you choose the right tool for the job!
This week, we take a look at the amazing new Xbox Adaptive Controller, and throw together a ridiculous project that barely scratches the surface of its capabilities.
How about some drone-style footage, indoors and without a drone? With a 3D printer and a few simple components, it might be easier than it sounds!
But when guessing the time and the combination, only two people can win
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