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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 Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
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Humidity Sensor

We currently have a moisture issue in our basement and are looking for a DIY fix. Our solution is to use an Arduino DHT22 Humidity Sensor and a fan.  This sensor cost about $9.50, which is one of the cheaper humidity sensors out there.  For right now we are just prototyping a small desktop version so we bought a tiny fan for about $3 as well. (more…)

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Maker Faire

This Saturday from 10 – 5 we will be at the Maker Faire in Burlington NC.  Come say hello or if you are not in North Carolina, find a maker faire near you.

By chief solderer, ago
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The Hardware Hacker

Hardware HackerA new book buy Andrew "bunnie" Huang has just arrived called The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware.  This looks to be great read.  Bunnie is the maker of such products as the much loved Chumby (we had one), the opens source computer Novena and others. "Huang's journey starts with his first visit to the staggering electronics markets in Shenzhen, with booths overflowing with capacitors, memory chips, voltmeters, and possibility. "   (more…)

By chief solderer, ago
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DIY Pet Feeders

DIY Pet Feeders Sometimes you need to go away from home and can't get a relative or neighbor to feed your pet.  Well, this is where DIY pet feeders come in.  A littler tinkering, some soldering, some code and presto, a pet feeder. See the four different versions below. (more…)

By chief solderer, ago