Many of us have heard of the Raspberry Pi in the past. It may sound like a food but is anything but. It is a great tool for folks who want to try exciting electronics projects. This infographic from WhoIsHostingThis shows you how to get started with it:
The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but like any electronics project, coming up with ideas for what to build is tough. Whether you’re just looking for inspiration or just need a place to start, let’s take a look at ten of the coolest Arduino projects.
One of my goals as a parent is to teach my kids to build simple robots. As we develop our skills as robot designers, we will simultaneously be learning some basic electrical engineering. I’m educated as a mechanical engineering, but I can definitely see the appeal of this area of study. Projects involving batteries, switches,...Read More »
pi-Setting up your Raspberry Pi to be controlled remotely is a great way to start learning some of the code that’s required for your Pi to interact with the outside world. This demo shows you how to turn LEDs on and off from your mobile phone through a simple user interface. Scripts are provided, so you won’t need to stumble your way through a lot of complicated coding, but looking through those scripts will teach you a lot about how to set up web-based apps for your Pi.
Beginner’s Electronics: 10 Skills You Need to Know
Many of us have never even touched a soldering iron - but making things can feel incredibly rewarding. There are some key skills you need when tackling electronics projects - whether you plan on fixing broken devices or assembling Arduinos (our Arduino guide), the right skills make the difference between rage and elation. Here's a quick run-down of ten…
10 Simple Arduino Projects For Beginners with Code
Arduino is a cheap + fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a start-to-finish Arduino primer with a killer project: building a sweet robot arm.