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Sophisticated Electornics at Home

Sophisticated Electornics at Home

Most folks are surprised to learn that our prototypes are soldered by hand, often in our founders basement workshop.  The fact is that powerful microcontrollers and low priced professional quality tools have made it possible for anyone with the inclination to design and assembly electronics using parts as small as the 0402 capacitor in our Input Box. Believe it or not with a little practice you can solder this part too.  The first step is to move from "Through Hole" parts to "Surface Mount" or "SMD" parts.  These parts, as the name implies, do not have wire leads that pass...

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World Maker Faire New York 2017

World Maker Faire New York 2017

If you've never been to World Maker Faire New York or any of dozens of local faires you should really go!  It's a place like no other, where dragons breath fire, children become robots, and robots make pancakes!   We met the most wonderful people at Maker Faire New York this year, like the folks behind the amazing Volt robot.   Of course, robots are sort of our thing, but there's something for everyone, like making your own soap!  Lisa Chouinard delighted children and adults alike by teaching them to make their own soap.  Maker Maker Spaces and educational institutions were...

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