How-to Tuesday: Fun with the Arduino Starter Kit

This week I made a project with parts from the Arduino Starter Kit. I skipped over building the Proto Shield from the kit, since I made a how-to a while back. Otherwise, it's a simple build that doesn't require any soldering. Check out for more information and the code.... Read more »

How-to Tuesday: Arduino 101 the button

Read more at This is the second installment of a series about programming our favorite little micro-controller, the Arduino. Last week I covered connecting and blinking an LED. This week I will discuss connecting a push button that controls the LED. This is the simplest way to use a... Read more »

How-to Tuesday: Arduino 101 the LED

More information is available at This week I am going to be starting a series about getting started with the Arduino. A few weeks ago I posted a quick how-to on using a force sensor and received a lot of positive feedback. This led me to the idea of... Read more »

How-to Tuesday: Valentines LED display

The complete build process, including lots of pictures, can be found on This week I am going to be making the Open Heart kit from the Maker Shed. The Open Heart kit uses a technique called Charliplexing for lighting up the LEDs. Why? Well, Charlieplexing allows you to... Read more »

How-to Tuesday: Arduino 101 Accelerometers

More information at Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to connect, and use, a Memsic 2125 Accelerometer from the Maker Shed. This sensor is able to detect tilt, acceleration, rotation, and vibration with a range of ±2 g. It can be used for making... Read more »

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