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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

#WhatsItWorth

#WHATSITWORTH YOUR OLD PHONE’S WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK. There’s probably a treasure trove of retired tech in your home. The RadioShack Trade & Save #WHATSITWORTH game has come to an end. Your chance to win is over, but there’s still plenty of time to pull the old phones and other retired tech out of […] 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

In-Depth With Frog Designs’ TRON Cycles

During our time at SXSW 2012, Ricky and I were able to spend some time at the Dorkbot & ATX Hacekerspace event at SXSW Create. During our time there we met Matt Franks the Senior Interaction Designer with frog (formerly frog design). We highlighted his TRON Cycles a little bit in our SXSW recap, but Matt […] Read more

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