All Posts: DIY

The Shack Is Headed To Maker Faire

Five years ago, Make Magazine, a favorite read for DIY-type folks, created its Maker Faire event. Since then, there have been a number of Maker Faires in various cities around the globe, from San Mateo, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, RadioShack has a team of folks from our corporate office heading out to San […] Read more

RadioShack & The DIY Community: You Talked, We’re Listening

Since 1921, RadioShack has had a large following in the DIY arena – the folks out there who are building cool projects with things like capacitors, transistors, and circuit boards. We have over 1,800 technical parts and pieces currently available in our stores, but we know that’s not enough. We’ve been listening to you, we […] Read more

RadioShack Participates in STARS Program for Kids!

RadioShack recently partnered with the Rotary Club of Fort Worth and Tarrant County College, to host more than 120 eighth grade students from a local middle school as part of the STARS Program. STARS is designed to encourage students to stay in school and provide information regarding the importance of math and science going forward, […] Read more


The Shack loves a good science fair, so we’re pretty excited about the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair this weekend in San Antonio, TX. In fact, back in February, we were at the Fort Worth Regional Science Fair checking out the local students and their cool projects. We gave out several RadioShack Awards, with […] Read more

The Shack @ Dorkbot Austin: Recap

  Last Friday, March 11, we had the opportunity to sponsor and attend the Dorkbot Austin event at SXSW Interactive. Dorkbot is a “regular meeting of artists, hackers, designers, engineers, students, and other interested parties who are involved in the creation of electronic or otherwise technological art.” They’re all about doing strange things with electricity […] Read more

What can you do with a gift card & a little ingenuity?

As I mentioned before, Dorkbot is all Read more

The Shack Speaks Dork – Dorkbot Austin: 2011

    Dorkbot is all about people doing strange things with electricity. It says so right on the top of their site. If you can imagine a science fair for grownups, you’ll have an idea of what a Dorkbot event is like. It’s basically people coming together to show off the projects they’ve been working […] Read more