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Vandals Crack Open Dockless Scooter, Discover Particle Electron Board Inside

Vandals Crack Open Dockless Scooter, Discover Particle Electron Board Inside

Another real-world use case of maker-friendly technology: e-scooter rentals.

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Cellular Connectivity Comes to Microcontrollers With The Spark Electron

Cellular Connectivity Comes to Microcontrollers With The Spark Electron

Meet Electron from Spark, the new board that puts GSM cellular connectivity directly on the microcontroller. With its onboard cellular antenna, this diminutive board will offer a huge range of deployment options and alleviate the hassle of using a custom cellular breakout board with your micro controller projects. They’re offering two versions, with either 2G or 3G connectivity. […]

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Squishy Circuits – Sylvia’s Mini Maker Show

Squishy Circuits – Sylvia’s Mini Maker Show

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDZo51k2BWQ?showinfo=0&hd=1&wmode=transparent] By Super Awesome Sylvia and her dad, James Are you curious about experimenting with electronics, but the fear of electric shock or soldering iron burns keep you away? Why not try squishy circuits!  With a special recipe of food-safe, kitchen-made, pliable dough developed at the University of St. Thomas, kids of all ages can […]

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Endless sustainable power at the sea floor

Endless sustainable power at the sea floor

“Benthic microbial fuel cell” is propeller-head code for the following very interesting fact: If you bury a metal plate a few centimeters beneath the ocean floor, and elevate a parallel plate a few centimeters above the ocean floor, the potential between them (due to ongoing microbial metabolism in the sediment) is enough to generate useful […]

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Principles of electricity

Principles of electricity

Feast eyes upon General Electric’s retro-beautifully animated film explaining the fundamentals of electricity. From the quite excellent Prellinger Collection of the Internet Archive. I had a hunch that electrons were cute and fun-loving, but I never imagined opposing charges being so darn burly! Come to think of it, I knew this little guy looked familiar […]

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