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Procrastination was never this fun – DIY projects

And to the last man, the cry did go out: today is Blah Blah Blah Day. It’s the national day of remembering that darned “honey-do” list. Cleaning the gutters, sorting the garage, getting the garden beds turned… Rearranging the attic, putting away the fall and winter clothes. Cold weather things go back into storage while […] 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

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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

#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

5 Cool Things You Can Print With Your 3D Printer

We’re so excited that you can now purchase the Afinia H-Series 3D printer from RadioShack.com – it’s an awesome printer, and we’ve got a HUGE selection of colored filaments, as well. We chose to carry the Afinia H-Series 3D printer specifically because it’s so easy to get started with. Once you slice the box open, […] Read more

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Find Your Way with the Ultrasonic Range Sensor

This RadioShack Ultrasonic Range Sensor (SKU 2760342) seemed like a pretty simple device. I mean, it measures distance, but what can you really do with that? As it turns out, you can do a lot with this sensor. When connected to your Arduino board or other microprocessor board, the Ultrasonic Range Sensor sends and receives 40 […] Read more

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Interview with a Maker – Matt Johnson from Bare Conductive

Meet Matt Johnson, one of the founders of Bare Conductive and creators of electrically conductive paint. His innovative product has helped bridge a gap between electronics and art as well as helping simplify electrical circuits for those who may not be the most tech savvy. We were lucky enough to get to ask him some […] Read more

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Add Some Color with the Tricolor LED Strip

Here’s a fun and useful addition to your microcontroller arsenal. The RadioShack Tricolor LED Strip gives you 1 meter of programmable LED fun. Even better, each 10cm segment features its own integrated circuit (IC) so you can cut the strip into (up to) ten segments. Create different shapes and then tweak the ICs to change the […] Read more