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Arduino Certification

Arduino has launched a new certification program called Arduino Fundamentals. Arduino makes programmable microcontrollers in a variety of styles.  Shown here is the classic Uno. The certification costs $30 and is based on the Arduino Read more…

Soldering Iron For One Hand

Soldering with 2 hands can sometimes be tricky, especially when freehand soldering.  Soldering can also get repetitive. The Automatic Soldering Iron from Simple Helpful Tech could easily speed up the process. This 60 Watt iron Read more…

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…