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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…


Sleep Aids

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Here are some neat DIY projects to help you fall asleep. Sure you could buy an off the shelf product like Dodow, but where’s the fun in Read more…


Finishing Projects

Have you got your project all done and fitting inside your plastic box?  Don’t like the way it looks?  Well, Instructable author thomasC62 has got you covered.  In his Instructable Make Your Own Front Panels, Read more…