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5 Extraordinary Electronics from The Great Create

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a batch of projects on The Great Create that were all about fun. Whether harkening back to the great electronic games of the ‘80s, initiating the next phase of electric rock ‘n’ roll experimentation or being just plain silly, these projects from The Great Create are clearly the work […] Read more

Q&A With Massimo Banzi: Cofounder of Arduino

Massimo Banzi dropped into RadioShack headquarters last week, and we couldn’t help but squeal like starstruck girls at a Bieber concert. This is the man responsible for Arduino, the open-source programmable microcontroller that essentially breathes life into electronics projects. It has allowed those with no prior engineering or programming experience to build amazing gadgets, like […] Read more

Five Imaginative Inventions from The Great Create

Part of the spirit of The Great Create is improving upon existing technology to make something that is even better.  To paraphrase a TV show our younger readers have never heard of, “You have the technology. You can make things better than they were before. Better. Stronger. Faster.” And, if these projects are any indication, […] Read more

Soldering 101 – A Meticulous Manual for Melting Metal

The other day, we asked a simple question on Facebook and Twitter: “How old were you when you first learned to solder?” Of the many responses, one of our favorites was, “RadioShack should have a soldering demo station at its stores. I think people who weren’t taught are intimidated by it.” We totally agreed about […] Read more

The Great Create Challenge #2

We launched the Great Create site in early 2011, and since then, we’ve marveled at the awesome projects that you’ve built using RadioShack parts and pieces. To help spur some friendly competition, we launched the Great Create Arduino Challenge last month, and many of you submitted some really innovative Arduino-based projects. We want to keep that going, […] Read more

5 Imaginative Inventions from The Great Create

While CES gave us a taste of the coolest upcoming electronic gadgets we’ll see this year, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be a giant tech company to make the world more fun with technology. ANYONE can build something that changes the world or makes you go “wow!” That is the spirit […] Read more

RadioShack D.I.Y.: Light Up Your Holiday Fashion

’Tis the season … for tacky–holiday-sweater parties. Despite how funny it is that these crazy, off-the-wall sweaters are now in such high demand, it’s not funny to show up without one. So we’ve got some simple ideas that can help you turn any holiday sweater into the talk of the party. Read more

Five Cool Contraptions from The Great Create

’Tis the season for solder and schematics. Whether you’re a DIY novice or a longtime pro, we think these excellent projects from The Great Create will inspire you to put a few extra parts on your wish list this year. Here are five of our favorite recent projects from RadioShackDIY.com:   Read more