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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 only effect smaller parts, not Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Arduino

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 to deliver 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth. Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
DIY

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 should go. Attendance is free! Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
DIY

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, thomasC62 goes over how to Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
DIY

Resistors

Resistors are one of the most common components you will come across in electronics. They are designed to lessen the amount of electricity along a particular path. A common use is to prevent LEDs from recieving too much voltage. Resistors Read more…

By chief solderer, ago