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Arduino - HomePage



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Arduino 1.0 is here!!! It's all the rage, everyone is talking. Go take a look and make something today.

Found a picture of the first robot I built


Well my niece, brother and dad found an old picture of the first robot I built back in the 1980's. I was still in high school. It was powerful enough the kids could ride it around the house.

My first robot (circa 1980)

Ten Weeks of Gift Ideas | Week 3 - MAKE Technology - O'Reilly Media



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All the Make: books you can shake a stick at. A nice find by my brother!

STEM Shortage | Online Engineering Degree



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This is why I do it. It is very important for kids to understand. STEM is their best future and the best future for America.

Mars Science Laboratory: Rover



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Wow, now that's a robot.

Make: Kit Reviews | The Ultimate Kit Guide



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Kits, kits and more kits. Find one you like and build it. There is no better time than now to get started.

Stanislaw Lem


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One day Trurl the constructor put together a machine that could create anything starting with n. When it was ready, he tried it out, ordering it to make needles, then nankeens and negligees, which it did, then nail the lot to narghiles filled with nepenthe and numerous …

Soldering | EEVblog - The Electronics Engineering Video Blog



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Great introduction to the tools and techniques required to make a good solder connection.

RoboBrrd at instructables



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Way cool.




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A light we can all love.

The Entrepreneurial Generation



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Our kids can no longer expect to work for a large corporation when they grow up. All of the benefits that used to be there are quickly disappearing. We need to be teaching our kids how to be Entrepreneurs.

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MightyOhm » Blog Archive » Announcing the “Soldering is Easy” Complete Comic Book!



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Now that's a comic book I really like.

Arduino @radioshack – the official post from Radioshack congrats @arduinoteam « adafruit industries blog


Arduino \@radioshack – the official post from Radioshack congrats \@arduinoteam

The Shack® Blog – We Listened: Arduino Is Coming via DP.

A few months ago, we reached out to our community and asked what DIY parts and pieces you wished you could find at your local RadioShack store. We were overwhelmed with …

STEM Summit



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Robots help teens learn about science - San Antonio Express-News



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This is what it is all about. Letting the kids experience learning first hand that does not include sitting at a desk and being lectured.

DIY Projects, Inspiration, How-tos, Hacks, Mods & More @ Makezine.com - Tweak Technology to Your Will



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The Making of Arduino - IEEE Spectrum


 The Arduino core team [from left]—David Cuartielles, Gianluca Martino, Tom Igoe, David Mellis, and Massimo Banzi—get together at Maker Faire in New York City.

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The Arduino core team [from left]—David Cuartielles, Gianluca Martino, Tom Igoe, David Mellis, and Massimo Banzi—get together at Maker Faire in New York City.

The picturesque town of Ivrea, which straddles the blue-green Dora Baltea River in northern Italy, is famous for its underdog …

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NEW PRODUCT – Solder:Time DIY watch kit « adafruit industries blog



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Lego Robot Beats Human World Record For Solving the Rubik’s Cube! | Singularity Hub


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Software Sunday – RC time constant / voltage calculator « adafruit industries blog



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Nice calculator. Should keep this around just in case...

Halloween contest WINNER! « adafruit industries blog



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Now that is cool.

How To: The Basics of Breadboarding - YouTube


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Good introduction video on using a breadboard for your electronic experiments.




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This looks so cool. It is just very pricy. Not sure I could afford this for the kids I'm working with.