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Chocolate Bunnies in 3D Printed Molds

Just in time for Easter, here comes a great little DIY project (3D printed mold pattern included). Making your own chocolate bunnies is pretty easy.  Chocolate is a very forgiving medium, and with a few little tips, you can make your own candies well before Mr. Cottontail’s big arrival. You’ll need: Bunny-shaped candy molds C-clamps […] Read more

Happy Birthday, Leonardo! The Grandfather of DIY

There are few figures who will come to mind as readily as Leonardo da Vinci when the topic of influence in science comes up. No other person has been as iconic or has contributed as much over so many disciplines as da Vinci, and it could be argued that our entire understanding of the universe […] Read more

Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku?

It’s all the rage, these neat little attachments  to your television.  The Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku have been making the rounds on all kinds of news of late, but what are the real differences between them, and what do they really do? These nifty little machines are media streaming devices.  That means that they […] Read more

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The Updated (and Expanded) Laws of Robotics

The future is closer than we think. It might not have flying cars (yet), but it does have a growing need to start legislating the other cohort of Tomorrow: robotics. The We Robot 2014 Conference met in Miami, Florida, last week (April 4th and 5th) to discuss the wide and varied topic that is the […] Read more

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Using your new Google Chromecast

This was an exciting week as we presented Google’s latest innovation, the Chromecast, for sale in our stores.  Here’s a quick guide to help you get it up and running in no time. Things you’ll need: The Google Chromecast dongle An open HDMI port on your television If you have an older television, you may […] Read more

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Looking into Single Board Computers

Chances are, if you follow techspecs, you’ve had a chance to work with an Arduino board—most likely the Arduino Uno. The low cost of these boards and Arduino’s super-simple integrated development environment (IDE) make them the go-to microcontroller for both novices and experts. On the heels of widely available microcontrollers are single-board computers (SBCs) with […] Read more

3D Printing – The Mother of Invention or the Villain of Copyright Infringement?

I’ve seen 3D printing here at RadioShack corporate offices as well as at Maker Faire New York (where it was everywhere), but I haven’t really tried it myself. Recently, I picked up this year’s Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing to learn more about this exciting world. The MAKE guide has a lot of information […] Read more

#TechtheHalls And Make Something Cool This Christmas!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! As the temperatures start dropping for the winter, there’s never been a better time to escape to your workshop and build something cool out of various parts and pieces. At RadioShack, we carry the parts and pieces you need, as well as the soldering irons, solder, and other tools to […] Read more