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Microsoft Gets Hacker Friendly

You don’t often hear hackers say a lot of good things about Microsoft. Sure, you might use Windows, especially if you have one of those embarrassing …

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Vertical Laboratory by JesusGomez

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides …

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3D Printing Post Processing Guide for Painting

If you’re an engineer or product designer creating concept models, a prop or set designer, artist, or an educator looking to add incorporate a bit …

Afroman Teaches Intro to Servos, Builds Laser Turret

After a longish hiatus, we were pleased to see a new video from [Afroman], one of the most accessible and well-spoken teachers the internet has to …

Arduino

Making a Makerspace

The Maker Movement has crept into the consciousness of schools in the past few years. For some, it's a wake-up call that over-tested, over-scheduled …

Makerspaces

Calibrating My Servos

In a previous post on Hackster, I wrote about how I've created a rig to compare how different servos from the same batch rotate, and showed that …

Arduino

Tips of the Year: The Best Tips of 2017

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

Hacking

Introduction to Basic Electronics, Electronic Components and Projects

Learning about basic electronics and creating your own projects is a lot easier than you may think. In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a brief …

Arduino

LEDs for Beginners

Introduction: LEDs for Beginners<p>This instructable shows how to wire up one or more LEDs in a in a basic and clear way. Never done any work before …

Arduino

Introduction | All the Internet of Things - Episode Two

Hello!<p>I’d like to welcome you to the second episode of our new series of videos and guides, designed to help you learn about and make your very own …

Maker Share

Quick Tip: Make a Coin Cell Pack Using Heat Shrink Tubing

Ever been working on a project and needed a really quick way to hold some coin cells? Jeremy Cook showcases a method of creating a battery pack both quickly and easily by using heat shrink tubing. His method of wrapping the wires around the thier insulation is important. I’ve tried compression …

The Biggest Little Chip: An Intro to the Versatile 555 Timer

Back in 1970, when barely half a dozen corporate seedlings had taken root in the fertile ground of Silicon Valley, a company named Signetics bought an idea from an engineer named Hans Camenzind. It wasn’t a breakthrough concept, just 23 transistors and a bunch of resistors that would function as a …

Making a Touch Sensitive On/Off Circuit With Bare Paint and a 555 Timer IC

Introduction: Making a Touch Sensitive On/Off Circuit With Bare Paint and a 555 Timer IC<p>In this tutorial we are going to make a simple touch …

Overview | Adafruit IO Basics: Digital Input

This guide is part of a series of guides that cover the basics of using Adafruit IO. It will show you how to send momentary button press data to …

A Voice Experiment

Part 1: Support Blocks<p>Part 2: Build Servo Enclosure<p>Part 3: Build Motor Attachment<p>Part 4: Build Microcontroller Enclosure<p>Part 5: Put it All …

Simple Arduino Uno Projects For Beginners - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Arduino Projects<p>In this tutorial, we’re going to help you create a few simple arduino projects that are perfect for beginners. These basic projects …

Arduino

Introduction

The ESP8266 is an amazing little chip which has onboard WiFi capabilities, an integrated processor, and also comes at less than $10.<p>This makes it the …

DHT11 Humidity and Temperature Sensor on Arduino with LCD

DHT11 is a Humidity and Temperature Sensor, which generates calibrated digital output. DHT11 can be interface with any microcontroller like Arduino, …

Flashing LED Circuit

A Circuit that flashes an LED on and off.<p><b>Overview</b><p>This circuit uses the 555 timer in an Astable operating mode which generates a continuous output via …

Arduino Stuff: A Collection by Kwijebo

Arduino Nano case by lloydskoyd Aug 10, 2017<p>Collection Cover Remove<p>Arduino Nano Lux Sensor Case (www.mysensors.org) by IdefixRC Oct 4, 2014<p>Collection …

Ultimaker 3 review

Ultimaker’s third-gen 3D printer is easily one of the best filament-based printers you can buy right now – but the machine’s high-end performance …

Gear & Gadgets

3D Hubs 2018 3D Printer Guide: Top Choices in 3D Printing for Reliability, Quality, Cost

Amsterdam-based 3D printing service 3D Hubs often hears the question, “Which 3D printer should I buy?” The company is certainly the right one to ask, …

Let It Glow Holiday Cards

Contributors: Gella<p>Introduction<p>Craft a glowing card for friends and family this holiday season with paper circuits - no soldering required! This …

Crafting

Circuit Blocks in the Classroom

This is part of a series of Instructables intended for teachers about educating students in the classroom around making and tinkering. For more about …

Engineering

How To Use a Multimeter

Testing and measuring the capacitance is a bit of a challenge, especially if you haven’t had an opportunity to do it before.<p>Make sure that all power …

Print your own aquaponics garden with this open source urban farming system

<b>Aquapioneers has developed what it calls the world's first open source aquaponics kit in a bid to reconnect urban dwellers with the production of</b> …

Farming

Fritzing your way from ciruit digrams to PCB layouts

Maybe you are aware of Fritzing already? It helps with the design of electronics hardware, creating nice visuals from your circuit diagram and …

Arduino

Learning Arduino Episode 007 -- Amplification with a transistor