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#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

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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

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 space 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

Top 5 Fun Summer Projects From RadioShack

Hopefully you’re in the camp of people for whom summer means some extra time. We think the best use of that extra time is to build some really, really cool stuff. A huge thanks to all the DIY-ers who are the geniuses behind these inventions. We just make the parts, but you make masterpieces.   […] Read more

In-Depth With Frog Designs’ TRON Cycles

During our time at SXSW 2012, Ricky and I were able to spend some time at the Dorkbot & ATX Hacekerspace event at SXSW Create. During our time there we met Matt Franks the Senior Interaction Designer with frog (formerly frog design). We highlighted his TRON Cycles a little bit in our SXSW recap, but Matt […] Read more

Halloween Survival Guide

All Hallows Eve is upon us, and the true terrors aren’t the witches, devils and monsters. We think that getting lost in the dark, taking lousy Halloween pictures, and wondering if your kids are up to no good are definitely more horrifying, so here’s our Halloween Survival Guide to help you stay safe, have fun, […] Read more

Happy Halloween – DIY Style!

It’s the week before Halloween. You haven’t even thought about your costume. Don’t sweat it. With a little bit of creativity and a few simple parts from RadioShack, there’s no need to panic. Leave that to those in your office who don’t have costumes nearly as awesome as yours. When you think RadioShack, you think […] Read more