All Posts: arduino

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

The Great Create Arduino Challenge

One thing we know for a fact – DIYers are a creative bunch, always coming up with cool solutions to problems that we face on a day-to-day basis. In talking to makers and DIYers, we know that many of you are always looking for your next project, so we thought it would be fun to […] Read more

We Listened: Arduino Is Coming

A few months ago, we reached out to our community and asked what DIY parts and pieces you wished you could find at your local RadioShack store. We were overwhelmed with the response, and promised to bring in a top list of suggestions from you – including Arduino. Today, we’re pleased to be able to […] Read more

Arduino-Powered Possessed Pumpkin

With Arduino products on their way from Italy to RadioShack stores around the country, we thought it would be fun to issue a challenge to build something cool with RadioShack parts and pieces that’s powered by Arduino. We reached out to Daniel Gentleman, also known as Thoughtfix, who has built several cool Arduino toys, and […] Read more

Chatting With Makers At Maker Faire NY

While there are some awesome people that attend Maker Faire (such as these), we also wanted to talk with some of the cool folks who presented at Maker Faire NY with a booth – the people who join together to put the whole thing on. It didn’t take long to find some really neat things […] Read more

Experiencing Maker Faire New York

This past weekend, while Paige and Breanne were in Austin, TX for the Austin City Limits Festival, I packed up and headed to New York for the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science! After our team attended the Bay Area Maker Faire earlier this year, RadioShack signed on to be a […] Read more

Top Ten DIY Suggestions From YOU

Previously on The Shack Blog, we reached out and asked you to help us update our selection of DIY pieces and parts by telling us three products you would like to be able to purchase at RadioShack. We were humbled by the responses – over 500 comments here on The Shack Blog, and hundreds elsewhere […] Read more