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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

Dorkbot & ATX Hackerspace at SXSW Create: RadioShack Recap

On our last day of SXSW, Ricky and I were able to check out the Dorkbot & ATX Hackerspace event at SXSW Create.  This event was filled with creative projects, great presentations and several projects that were designed using RadioShack parts. There was no place better to go in Austin to join a great group […] Read more

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

Five Imaginative Inventions from The Great Create

Part of the spirit of The Great Create is improving upon existing technology to make something that is even better.  To paraphrase a TV show our younger readers have never heard of, “You have the technology. You can make things better than they were before. Better. Stronger. Faster.” And, if these projects are any indication, […] Read more

Soldering 101 – A Meticulous Manual for Melting Metal

The other day, we asked a simple question on Facebook and Twitter: “How old were you when you first learned to solder?” Of the many responses, one of our favorites was, “RadioShack should have a soldering demo station at its stores. I think people who weren’t taught are intimidated by it.” We totally agreed about […] Read more

The Great Create Challenge #2

We launched the Great Create site in early 2011, and since then, we’ve marveled at the awesome projects that you’ve built using RadioShack parts and pieces. To help spur some friendly competition, we launched the Great Create Arduino Challenge last month, and many of you submitted some really innovative Arduino-based projects. We want to keep that going, […] Read more

5 Imaginative Inventions from The Great Create

While CES gave us a taste of the coolest upcoming electronic gadgets we’ll see this year, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be a giant tech company to make the world more fun with technology. ANYONE can build something that changes the world or makes you go “wow!” That is the spirit […] Read more

CES 2012 – MakerBot

[embedplusvideo standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/ppEJwJVBa5U" height="343" width="560"  /] We stopped by the MakerBot booth to see what’s been going on with them since we visited them at Maker Faire. This year at CES, MakerBot is demoing their latest model, The Replicator. If you’ve never seen a MakerBot in action, they’re essentially 3D printers that create objects out of […] Read more