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New Arduino Nano

Arduino has recently added 4 new Nano microcontrollers to it’s lineup and you can pre-order them at the Arduino Store. The 4 models are Arduino Nano Every, Arduino Nano 33 IOT, Arduino Nano 33 BLE, Read more…

Soil Sensor

I’ve been waning to try a soil sensor for a while now but never done anything about it. You can always put two nails in the ground and apply small amounts of electricity and take Read more…

Tariffs

A new tariff starting July 6, puts a 25% tax on some things imported from China into the United States.  Wikipedia defines a tariff as: A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states. It seems the tax will Read more…

New Arduino Boards

Recently Arduino has announced several new microcontrollers.  The MKR WiFi 1010 and the MKR NB 1500 both have the same long skinny form factor as the Arduino MKR1000.  The MKR WiFi 1010 uses the ESP32 module Read more…

Maker Faire

Coming to Burlington, NC on 4/28 is the Burlington Maker Faire.  We went last year and had a great time. We even saw some folks launch a weather balloon!  If you live in NC you Read more…

Bluetooth Speaker

I’ve been working on making an old General Electric P-808A radio from the late 1960’s into a bluetooth speaker.  These have been easy to find on eBay, usually for under $19 – $20 + shipping Read more…