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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

RadioShack LED Cube for Arduino Offers Fun Challenge

The new LED Cube from RadioShack offers intermediate DIY’ers a chance to step up their building skills. As my friend Gerald the engineer told me, “Building in 3D spaceĀ is not for beginners.” As I built my cube, I realized how true his words were. This was my first attempt to build an object above the […] Read more

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Great Create Challenge: Mod Your Mobile

It’s a new year, and that means a new Great Create Challenge here on techspecs! As we look through all the awesome projects on Instructables, Make, and other communities, we’ve seen an increasing number of projects that incorporate some sort of mobile device, be it a tablet, cellphone, GPS, or even that netbook you still […] Read more

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RadioShack Camera Board for Arduino Now Available

Continuing with our promise to bring you a wider selection of Arduino-related kits and shields, RadioShack has introduced a camera board specifically designed for use with Arduino boards. This board should be available in most of our stores today, or you can order direct from RadioShack.com to have it shipped to your door. The RadioShack […] Read more

RadioShack & The DIY Community: 2012 Update

RadioShack has always been a mainstay with the DIY community – those of you out there building things, tinkering, and hacking cool projects together. In 2011, we heard you guys and gals who call yourselves ‘makers’ saying that we didn’t carry the stuff you needed anymore. We put together a simple video, and posted it […] Read more

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James Wolf’s Enercell-Powered Internet Radio

Over the past 90+ years of RadioShack being in business, the world has changed pretty much constantly. What started as a leather company with Tandy Corporation is now RadioShack, and we sell everything from resistors to smartphones, and everything in between. One thing that’s remained constant, though, is that we wouldn’t be here without cool […] 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