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Steelers cut veteran Brett Keisel

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with one of their most recognizable and popular players Monday, and it wasn't veteran safety Troy Polamalu.<p>The …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

GE Encourages Makers With FirstBuild

Walking around MakerCon, you never know who you will run into. Taylor Dawson was a pleasant surprise. He took a few minutes to tell us about Firstbuild.com. FirstBuild is a community site designed to help foster creativity and making. It focuses mainly on innovations around the house, like cooking, …

First Look at the New Arduino Zero

Top view of the new Arduino Zero<p>Rear view of the new Arduino Zero<p>Hinted at yesterday by Massimo Banzi during his keynote speech at MakerCon, Arduino has just officially announced their latest board—the Arduino Zero.<p>On the surface the board may look very similar to the Arduino Leonardo, but there …

Parrot puts the camera first in its new Bebop drone

You might pick up a drone for a lot of reasons, from monitoring crops to catching rhino poachers to just having a good time piloting a tiny airplane. …

Review: New Metal Printrbot Simple

Printrbot has been on my radar since the release of the low-cost and high-value Simple. Since then, Printrbot has been busy. They recently released the all-new metal Printrbot Simple, which is faster, larger, more accurate and even quieter than the last one.<p>This printer has been upgraded in every …

The Story of OpenSprinkler: an Open-Source Web-Based Sprinkler Controller

This is the story of how learning Arduino inspired me to invent the <b>OpenSprinkler</b> — an open-source, web-based sprinkler controller. I’ve had a passion for making electronic circuits since I was a kid, spending hours looking at schematics and building simple circuits like a single-transistor radio, …

Imp Chef: Internet-Connected BBQ Thermometer

Keep track of your roast wherever you go.<p>When I was a kid, we’d cook our holiday turkey or roast with one of those little pop-up thermometers that you just stick into the bird, that pops up (presumably) when the bird is done, or at least safe to eat. We had a lot of dry turkeys and roasts. These …