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LA Robotics Club’s Low Cost MCU Blasts Past Kickstarter Goal

LA Robotics Club’s Low Cost MCU Blasts Past Kickstarter Goal

The LA Robotics Club founder Annika O’Brien has started a Kickstarter campaign for a new low-cost, Arduino-compatible, microcontroller (MCU) development platform. The goal of the project was to design a very small and cheap development board that could easily be built and repaired by even a electronics novice. It looks like that goal has struck a cord


Getting Kids Into Electronics With Hummingbird

It’s vitally important to get young people interested in science and engineering if we hope to continue innovating and developing new technologies in the coming decades. But unfortunately, it can be very difficult to present this information to children as there is a dangerous mentality that those kind of topics are “for nerds”. One of


HexBright, the Programmable Open Source Flashlight

Have you ever wished you could disassemble your flashlight so you could install new, upgraded components? How about programming the internal microcontroller so you could configure different lighting modes to correspond to your movements as detected by the internal accelerometer? No? Well…neither have we, but it certainly sounds pretty cool now that it’s actually possible.