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How To Choose Your Soldering Iron

How To Choose A Soldering Iron

One of the questions that we hear quite often from our DIY customers, or those looking to get into it, is “How do I know which soldering iron I need for my project?” It’s a great question – with all of the awesome things being made by our customers, we carry a variety of soldering […] 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

Join Us For #RSChat: Amy Shineman

RadioShack spent the weekend at the Maker Faire. Amy Shineman, Director of Consumer and Product Marketing at RadioShack, was there to experience every minute. Her passion for making was ignited while attending the event and she brought back great ideas to help RadioShack support their creations. You may remember Amy from our video last year, […] 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

High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE magazine, has a mission—to bring a culture of making to America’s high schools. In Dale’s view, education nowadays is too concerned with memorizing facts. Students rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to CREATE anything with the knowledge they learn from textbooks, unless one counts interesting patterns on a […] 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

Talking With Attendees At Maker Faire NY

Maker Faire NY was a blast! While there were some really cool booths (such as the RadioShack booth), I had an awesome time just talking with the attendees. Even though some of the folks attending Maker Faire didn’t have a booth or project with them to show off, they were all Makers and DIY enthusiasts […] Read more

RadioShack At Maker Faire NY

After experiencing the Bay Area Maker Faire earlier this year, we had quite an exciting challenge coming up with a cool booth to present at Maker Faire NY. The results were fantastic – the booth was packed nearly all weekend long, our DIY mobile charging station was a big hit. If you weren’t able to […] Read more