The Arduino microcontroller platform makes it easy to start hacking together your own electronics. To introduce you to the basics, this Arduino Bootcamp is currently being offered in the Boing Boing Store for $15.
With over 9 hours of video content, this course will walk you through a variety of hands-on projects. You’ll learn how to wire up components on a breadboard, before moving on to simple push-button interactions with LEDs and piezo buzzers. Once you’ve gotten a handle on the fundamentals of reading data from inputs, you can develop your hardware control skills by programming more complex systems with several types of digital displays. You’ll learn how to show values on a segment display, simulate random dice rolls, and even make a rudimentary game using a joystick and an LED matrix.
In later sections, you’ll build a remote control car, hack the tilt sensors in a Wiimote, and make a real-time weather monitor that pushes data to the web. You can get Arduino Bootcamp: Learning Through Projects from the Boing Boing Store for $15.
A decade ago, Steve Jobs admitted in an interview that Apple had the means to remotely kill core functionalities and apps on iOS devices. Apple purportedly made this possible to ensure that their hardware could not be taken over with malicious apps. I remember being very not OK with this, at the time. But over […]
At the big Apple Event in Cupertino today, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max were touted as ‘the best and biggest displays’ yet for iPhone.
At the big Apple Event today in Cupertino, a new iPhone was revealed. Here are official photos we received from Apple, for a closer look.
It might still be September, but the holiday season will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about where you want to vacation to—and what to do once you get there. To this end, we’ve scoured the Web and tracked down a number of travel hacking ebooks, gadgets, […]
The human eye is a beautiful, incredible thing, but it’s far from perfect, especially when it comes to examining objects up close. Capable of magnifying objects up to 1,000 times, this portable microscope camera lets you see wonders hidden to your regular vision, and it’s on sale today for $38.99. Don’t let its compact size fool […]
There’s no shortage of apps available for your Mac, and, while it’s great to have options, this overabundance makes it difficult to find the apps worth installing on your computer. Thankfully, there’s the Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Mac Bundle ft. 2Do to simplify the process, which boasts 10 of the best Mac apps out […]