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.
Gone are the days when you needed to pore over a 400-page physics textbook to learn about weight ratios, aerodynamics, and all of those other STEM concepts that let us take to the skies. Thanks to Force Flyers’ DIY Building Block Drones, you can foster your STEM knowledge as you build and fly your own functional […]
As more companies leverage cloud technology to unite and streamline their operations, the need for capable IT pros increases. But, as any IT guru will tell you, demand alone won’t get your foot in the door to this lucrative field. If you want to cash in on the demand and build a thriving IT career, […]
iOS 12 is finally here, which means now is the best time for aspiring developers to throw their hats into the app development game. While app development can be tricky for some, you can take an intuitive, beginner-friendly approach to understanding app creation and Apple’s latest iOS platform with the iOS 12 & Xcode 10 Bootcamp, […]