For $(removed), this is a really good starter kit for getting to know the Arduino electronics protyping platform. It has an Arduino Uno clone, a bunch of resistors, a capacitor, a photo resistor, a capacitor, pushbuttons, jumper wires, a speaker, a solderless breadboard, and a shift register integrated circuit (handy when you need more output pins than the Arduino supplies – see this tutorial).
If ever there was a fun, big bang for the buck Halloween project, it's making yard haunt tombstones out of insulation foam. It's easier than you think to get amazing results without a lot of specialized skills. Besides this project, check out the Wicked Makers YT channel for lots more great Halloween projects. Thumbnail: YouTube… READ THE REST
In the heart of Akihabara, Tokyo's legendary "Electric Town," nestled inside the famous Radio Kaikan commercial building, you'll find a tiny booth absolutely packed with with switches, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, and—immersed in it all—a man. His name is Koichi, and he has been a celebrated part of Tokyo maker culture since 1979. Taking over… READ THE REST
In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado lies a charming little town called Nederland. I've been there before, and sadly I had no idea about this incredible carousel. Today I learned about a man named Scott who hand-carved the Carousel of Happiness as a pathway to healing. He created one animal at a time over a… READ THE REST
One of the hottest careers to get into these days is coding — and one of the best parts about it is that you don't need to rack up university bills to learn the skills needed to become a top coder. Instead, there are plenty of affordable programs available online to get you up to date with… READ THE REST
Whether you work long hours every day or have more free time than usual, taking time to focus on yourself is imperative to your everyday happiness. Even if it's just managing your time more efficiently, taking steps to ease daily tasks can make a world of difference in your life. With the programs included in this… READ THE REST
Getting back into the groove of learning can be challenging, especially if it's been a while since you were in school. Hell, it can be challenging even if you're still in school. And with new versions of essential software coming out every few years, like the Microsoft Office Suite, it gets even more difficult to stay… READ THE REST