Over on the Make blog, there's a great list of a bunch of Arduino kits, books, and add-ons.
The Arduino open-source microcontroller platform can be programmed and equipped to perform a nearly endless list of functions. It's likely the best all-around centerpiece to a modern electronics project. But one of the tasks Arduino is best used for is straight-up fun - the open design means there's an Arduino board suitable for almost any project, and a wealth of add-on "shields" extends its abilities with ease.
Want to skip Amazon and support independent artists this holiday season? Head to the online market put together by the good folks of the XOXO festival. They’ve curated some really cool stuff made by enterprising members of their community. These are just some of the things I have my eyes on: https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180562582041/cross-stitched-emoji-artwork-by-steph-parrott https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180557361706/you-think-you-know-me-a-conversational-card-game https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180595957966/intricate-pop-up-cards-from-the-pop-up-card https://xoxoholidaymarket.tumblr.com/post/180561425521/musical-delights-by-molly-lewis-bandcamp […]
If you’ve worked in any high-performing engineering lab, you already know about MATLAB. This computing environment and the language that powers it is perfectly suited to science and math, with an interface that makes it easy to express and visualize complex algorithms – not to mention an infrastructure that lets it easily work with other […]
Studies have shown cannabidiol (more popularly known as CBD) to be effective in two main areas: Pain relief and stress relief. Both of those make the non-psychoactive, cannabis-derived compound a natural for topical creams. There’s no shortage of CBD products out there, but here’s eight of our favorites, all specifically designed for dermatological use – […]
If you’re part of the maker community, you know Make:. Though Make: magazine is off the shelves as of this year, the eBooks and resources put out by Maker Media are still a fantastic resource for the new generation of tinkerers, hackers, and robotics geeks. If you’re in that tribe, listen up: they’ve released a […]