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When I first got this Kit in the mail from the Maker Shed I stared puzzled at the box. What exactly was the point? A bug that blinks it’s eyes when it senses movement? As I opened the box and checked out the contents I realized that the Blinkybugs don’t... Read more »

The BeagleBoard is an incredibly little embedded system. It’s Linux-powered, easy to hack, and has lots of connectors; everything from an expansion port with GPIO/I2C/SPI on up to HDMI. Pair it up with Arduino (don’t miss our great Arduino gift guide), and you’re unstoppable. Enrique wrote in to tell us... Read more »

The BeagleBoard is an incredibly little embedded system. It’s Linux-powered, easy to hack, and has lots of connectors; everything from an expansion port with GPIO/I2C/SPI on up to HDMI. Pair it up with Arduino (don’t miss our great Arduino gift guide), and you’re unstoppable. Enrique wrote in to tell us... Read more »

This hefty clock uses classic bells and binary display – and it knows where you are! The case measures about 15×13×8 centimeters. The bells which I happened to have lying around are from a very old telephone and were the remains of my very first electronics project (which was about... Read more »

R Scott’s analog MIDI drum machine puts circuitry from an old organ’s rhythm section under digital control - The 8 knobs on the top of the case control Master Volume, Kick, Clave, Snare, Conga, Low Tom, High Tom, and Hi-Hat levels. The two LEDs indicate power and midi activity. […]... Read more »

Astronaut Dr. Don Pettit demonstrates what is likely the most convenient method for enjoying a beverage in space – using a simple cup with airplane-wing-like shape which uses a liquid’s surface tension to draw the beverage evenly towards the mouth - When Dr. Don Pettit lived aboard the International Space... Read more »

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... Read more »