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A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper …

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Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the …

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Circuits & LED Projects

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper! Using copper tape and surface-mount LEDs allows you to make a fully functional …

Welcome to the interactive CITI

Another interesting project has arrived from our community in France. This one exploring the possibilities that the city we live in gives us. …

Tinkercad Circuits now Live!

You probably noticed some changes in your Tinkercad dashboard this week. We changed things up for a couple different reasons:<p>Now you can see more …

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Three IoT Platforms for Makers

Internet of Things seems to be everywhere — with so much noise out there (that often sounds exactly the same), we thought it might be helpful to …

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Circuito.io Helps Beginners Assemble Electronic Projects

For many people, there is a vast gap between having an idea and knowing what electronic components are necessary to construct that idea. With the ubiquity of components and modules available, you can come up with a concept and understand that you can get the parts, but making them all talk to each …

Unusual Uses for Zip Ties

Zip ties (also called cable ties) come in every size, color, or length you could ever want. They are inexpensive, versatile, and invaluable for the …

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Servo Motor Buying Guide For Newbies For DIY Electronics

Reader Need Not to Know Anything! Be it Arduino or Raspberry or Whatever, Follow Servo Motor Buying Guide For Newbies For DIY Electronics.Read the …

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Skip Bed Bath & Beyond and 3D print these useful doodads at home

When 3D printing first arrived, enthusiasts imagined a future of desktop factories, where people wouldn’t need to drive out to a store to get things …

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LittleBot Arduino Robot Teaches Robotics And Programming (video)

A cute Arduino robot has been created by Slant Robotics called the LittleBot which has been built to enable children to learn more about programming …

The Best Free Resources for Getting Started With 3D Printing

Despite many people understanding the concept of 3D printing, few know the 3D design and printing process well enough to try it out for themselves …

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All about: cura 3d tutorial how to use cura slicer software

If you want to get the best results from you 3D printer, you need the right 3D slicer. Here are the best and most popular 3D slicer software tools …

The five years in every girl's life that decides if she will work in STEM

Teachers and parents in the UK have a five-year window to grow girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) before it starts …

Maker Education Lessons and Projects

Makey Makey Lessons<p>Game Controller Challenge and blog post about MakeyMakey Challenge<br>• Simple Circuits Challenge – Science Lesson<br>• Interactive Room …

Getting Started with Your Multimeter

Of all electronics tools, I consider the multimeter to be the most essential. It will tell you how much voltage exists between any two points in a circuit, or how much current is passing through the circuit. It will help you to find a wiring error, and can also evaluate a component to determine its …

Pressure Switch

Step 1:<p>Cut two pieces of aluminum foil tape a two pieces of cardboard to the same size.<p>Step 2:<p>Attached the aluminum foil tape to the pieces of …

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.<p>At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an …

Arduino RGB LED Controller using WiFi: Circuit Diagram and Code

In last tutorial, we explained controlling a Robot using Wi-Fi and Arduino, and in this article we are with our next IOT Based Project- <b>RGB LED</b> …

Web Controlled Servo using Arduino and Wi-Fi

In this post we are going to <b>control a Servo Motor using a web browser with the help of Arduino and Wi-Fi module ESP8266</b>. The ESP8266 will establish a …

ESP8266 WiFi Weather Station with Color TFT Display

Build a Weather Station with ESP8266Use the ESP8266 to pull weather conditions and forecast to display them on a color TFT touch screen display.<br>Learn …

An Overview of Using Makeblock in Arduino Programming

Makeblock allows young inventors to have early success in electronics through intuitive color-coded connections and an easy-to-use programming …

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Codemade.io

Digital Code Lock with LCD Display and User Defined Password {view source}<p>How to Make a Wired Rc Car Using an Arduino {view source}<p>Propeller Display …

Everything about LEDs

LEDs are appropriate for many lighting applications, they are designed to produce a lot of light from a small form factor while maintaining great …

The Joy of the ESP8266 and Blynk

I’ll admit it. I can be a little cheap. I also find it hard to pass up a bargain. So when I saw a robot kit at the local store that had been …

Introducing Autodesk Circuits Simulator For Beginner

Circuits.io is an online platform created by Autodesk for hardware hackers. It provides a browser-based application for designing, simulating …

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Small Parts Organization in the Shop

One of the great perks of being a writer and tech reviewer is that, when I have some area of interest I want to explore, I can often wrap an article around it, pitch to to a publisher, and be paid for exploring and writing about it. Good gig, eh? So, when I finally decided that it was time to …

Fun Circuits With Conductive Paint

This instructable will show you how to make simple fun electronic circuits. However my objective here is mostly to demonstrate how kids can have fun …

Paper Flower with LED and Conductive Tape

What could be sweeter than a light up LED flower? Make your own with Brown Dog Gadgetsconductive tape kit.