All Posts: DIY

Join Us For #RSChat: Amy Shineman

RadioShack spent the weekend at the Maker Faire. Amy Shineman, Director of Consumer and Product Marketing at RadioShack, was there to experience every minute. Her passion for making was ignited while attending the event and she brought back great ideas to help RadioShack support their creations. You may remember Amy from our video last year, […] Read more

Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 – Center Stage

While Maker Faire has a seemingly endless supply of things to see (check out our Maker Faire photo album on Facebook), they also have a few stages throughout the event, with talks from some of the awesome people in the community. I spent a few hours at the Center Stage enjoying some of these talks, […] Read more

Get Amped Up for Maker Faire Bay Area

RadioShack is gearing up for our trip to Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve never been to Maker Faire before, it’s essentially a huge showcase of all the cool, creative technology projects from the maker/DIY community. There are 3D printers, Arduino-powered robots, Tesla coils and even a […] Read more

Jerry Heep Lights up RadioShack HQ

[embedplusvideo standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/pNvlqtP5b5Q" height="343" width="560"  /] Jerry Heep has been a RadioShack Staff Engineer for over three decades, and in that time he’s designed and built modems, multimeters and all kinds of other products you can find in every RadioShack store. He’s a master of his craft and a hacker of the highest order. If you […] Read more

High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE magazine, has a mission—to bring a culture of making to America’s high schools. In Dale’s view, education nowadays is too concerned with memorizing facts. Students rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to CREATE anything with the knowledge they learn from textbooks, unless one counts interesting patterns on a […] Read more

Calculus & Soda Bottles – Jerry Heep on Electrical Engineering

[embedplusvideo standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/8TvpyzzwD44" height="343" width="560"  /] Jerry Heep has been a RadioShack Staff Engineer since the days of the Tandy TRS-80.  He’s worked on all kinds of cool gadgets, and products that he designed are on RadioShack store shelves across the country. We asked Jerry to impart some wisdom to those who want to learn to […] Read more

A Mississippi RadioShack Invaded by Robots

On a frigid February day in Pearl, Mississippi, a group of 15- and 16-year-old high school students braved the 30-degree cold to set up shop in front of the local RadioShack. Their goal—to show off the 18-inch crate-stacking, racquet ball-grabbing robot they designed and built together. Despite the less than ideal weather, the team endured […] Read more

Jerry Heep’s Lost Loves Left on the Workbench

[embedplusvideo standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/VNF_TCI7vT8" height="343" width="560"  /] Jerry Heep has been a RadioShack Staff Engineer for more than 30 years. In that time, he’s designed and built a host of products that can be found on the shelves of every RadioShack. But, electrical engineering is always a work in progress and for every project that was produced […] Read more