Retro computing and retro games have had a renaissance. I love it. The community has never been so vibrant. As I write this, my friend Andy has won an award for his brand new Commodore Vic 20 computer game! While I have enjoyed emulation for many years (as regular readers are no-doubt fully aware), and […]
Soldering. Love it, hate it, tolerate it, but if you are into electronics, learn to do it. Are you making it more difficult for yourself than it needs to be?
The “Massive Adafruit Arcade Button” is one of my favorites, I just find it comically large. Therefore whenever I get a chance to specify this particular button, I jump at it. As luck would have it, I am building a project for an event the company I now work for is holding. I will write […]
Grove sensors are a plug and play way to add sensors, buttons, displays, and actuators to your electronics projects, without soldering. Let’s take a look how well they work when paired with a Raspberry Pi!
Adding a GPU (graphics card) to your PC, but not enough space or full length slots available? a great solution is to use a “Powered PCIe Riser”.
Lots of people ask me about IoT (“The Internet of Things”). It’s a currently warm, if no longer hot, buzzword. Problem is I find a lot of the instruction out there overcomplicate things at the beginning, but also often leave people right at the dangerous part (security). In this tutorial, I will show you […]
Recently I have come around to really enjoy the Grove sensors and displays from Seeed. They are so convenient!
It must be building up to gift-giving season because I have been asked a whole bunch of times for ideas for what parents should buy their kids to encourage their interest in making – electronics, robots, and programming in particular. What should you buy your kid, or as a family, to grow their maker passion […]
Halloween is an awesome time for makers. Each year I like to beat my previous year’s builds. For Halloween 2017 I thought I would do something a bit special and create two projects. This is the first, an Arduino-powered skull!