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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.

Components | Component Engineering Consultants



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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.

Favorite Product of the Day



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My favorite product of the day. My new PanaVise PV Jr. It is perfect for holding circuit boars while soldering. Just received two from Amazon.

Parallax Boe-Bot Robot Kit - USB



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Here is the one to get for the Boy Scouts Robotics Merit Badge.

Rover Remote-Control Wireless Spy Tank for iPad—Brookstone Exclusive!



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I love the idea of controlling robots with cell phones. This just seems very cool. I would like to build a robot with an iPhone or iPod touch as its micro controller.

Robotics -- Boys' Life magazine



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All the details you need to get started on the Boy Scouts Robotics merit badge. I hope to get all the kits and documentation ready and have a scout day at the house.

Top 40 Arduino Projects of the Web | Hack N Mod



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Make: Arduino


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Arduino - Getting Started


Getting Started with Arduino

+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Introduction: What Arduino is and why you'd want to use it. | Instructions for other boards: | | | | | Installation: Step-by-step instructions for setting up the Arduino software and connecting it to an Arduino Uno, Mega2560, Duemilanove, Mega, or Diecimila. | - Arduino Nano | | | - Arduino Mini | | - Windows | - Arduino BT | | - Mac OS X …

Book: The New Cool


This is a fantastic book about Robot competitions and how important the skills learned by the kids are valuable throughout life and to the future of our country. I highly recommend it to everyone interested in robots, education and building a strong country.

Arduino Uno Starter Kit


Just ordered this basic kit. I've been wanting to play with Arduino for a long time now. I think the boys will get a kick out of programming hardware and seeing what it can do. This is so much better than building plastic models that don't do anything after all …

Desk Pets


These look like fun, especially when you control them with your iPhone or Android device.

Desk Pets