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5 Cool Things You Can Print With Your 3D Printer

We’re so excited that you can now purchase the Afinia H-Series 3D printer from RadioShack.com – it’s an awesome printer, and we’ve got a HUGE selection of colored filaments, as well. We chose to carry the Afinia H-Series 3D printer specifically because it’s so easy to get started with. Once you slice the box open, […] Read more

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Top 5 Toys for Indoor Fun

No matter what your age, this summer we want to help you unleash your inner kid. As we get further into the summer months, we start to see long heat waves and more time spent indoors. That is why we have come up with our top 5 toys that will keep you and the kiddos entertained while indoors. […] Read more

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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

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Interview with a Maker – Matt Johnson from Bare Conductive

Meet Matt Johnson, one of the founders of Bare Conductive and creators of electrically conductive paint. His innovative product has helped bridge a gap between electronics and art as well as helping simplify electrical circuits for those who may not be the most tech savvy. We were lucky enough to get to ask him some […] Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Top 5 Projects For The Great Outdoors

Summer is pretty much here, depending on where you live, which means you’re probably getting ready to spend more time outside in the coming months. Just because you’re outside, doesn’t mean you should stop building cool projects – in fact, there are TONS of cool stuff you can build that are designed for the great […] Read more