Posts by Colin Carter

Colin Carter

Colin Carter

Colin joined the RadioShack team in November 2011 as a Senior Technical Writer. His favorite part of the job used to be editing content but now he prefers soldering things and "testing" RC vehicles. His current DIY goal is to build a really loud Atari punk console.

Arduino Yún

Looking into Single Board Computers

Chances are, if you follow techspecs, you’ve had a chance to work with an Arduino board—most likely the Arduino Uno. The low cost of these boards and Arduino’s super-simple integrated development environment (IDE) make them the go-to microcontroller for both novices and experts. On the heels of widely available microcontrollers are single-board computers (SBCs) with […] Read more

3D Printing – The Mother of Invention or the Villain of Copyright Infringement?

I’ve seen 3D printing here at RadioShack corporate offices as well as at Maker Faire New York (where it was everywhere), but I haven’t really tried it myself. Recently, I picked up this year’s Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing to learn more about this exciting world. The MAKE guide has a lot of information […] Read more

Ultrasonic Range Sensor SKU 2760342

Find Your Way with the Ultrasonic Range Sensor

This RadioShack Ultrasonic Range Sensor (SKU 2760342) seemed like a pretty simple device. I mean, it measures distance, but what can you really do with that? As it turns out, you can do a lot with this sensor. When connected to your Arduino board or other microprocessor board, the Ultrasonic Range Sensor sends and receives 40 […] Read more

DIY

Add Some Color with the Tricolor LED Strip

Here’s a fun and useful addition to your microcontroller arsenal. The RadioShack Tricolor LED Strip gives you 1 meter of programmable LED fun. Even better, each 10cm segment features its own integrated circuit (IC) so you can cut the strip into (up to) ten segments. Create different shapes and then tweak the ICs to change the […] Read more

DIY

Add a 16×2 LCD Shield to Your Arduino Project

The RadioShack 16×2 LCD Shield is the perfect solution when you need a small display for your Arduino-based project. This LCD shield is fully compatible with the Arduino LiquidCrystal library, helping you program the shield quickly. And to help you save space on your Arduino, the LCD shield features five buttons (Up, Down, Left, Right, […] Read more

LCD

Create Messages on the 16×2 Green Serial LCD

Similar to our 16×2 LCD Shield, the RadioShack 16×2 Green Serial LCD offers a compact display for your Arduino-based projects. The Serial LCD connects to your Arduino (or other microprocessor) through ground/power connections and a single-wire serial interface. After connecting it, you can view messages 32 characters at a time on two lines (16 characters […] Read more

RadioShack Camera Shield

RadioShack Camera Board for Arduino Now Available

Continuing with our promise to bring you a wider selection of Arduino-related kits and shields, RadioShack has introduced a camera board specifically designed for use with Arduino boards. This board should be available in most of our stores today, or you can order direct from RadioShack.com to have it shipped to your door. The RadioShack […] Read more