The Importance of the Maker

Like most of us, I wear many hats. Engineer, ethical hacker, author, and artist. Second only to dad, the hat I value most is that of maker. For me, the title of maker is a powerful one because it contains in itself so many important concepts. A maker is someone who thinks, who designs, who…

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Designing an Escape Room Gadget with Arduino, Eagle, Fusion 360: RFID Part 2

Like escape rooms? Wanna know how to make an RFID puzzle gadgets for escape rooms? In this video series, we will look at the tools and steps to create the electronic hardware, firmware, and mechanical components for an RFID-powered escape room gadget. For more information check out Green Shoe Garage guides at http://greenshoegarage.com/projects/oser/ Part 2 focuses…

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GoR 89: Chirps, Sims, and Scrambled Routes

Gears of Resistance #89 for September 16, 2019 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2019/GOR_0089_16SEP19.mp3 This week we cover: Open Source Escape Room: RFID Gadget Sticker Sensors Chrip Comes to Arduino; Transmit Data With Sound Circuit Express Simulator for VS Code C Playing Nicely With Micropython BLE Central Support Comes to Arduino Virtual Panel for Arduino EAGLE 9.5 Launches Arduino IDE…

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GoR 88: Of Clouds and Certifications

Gears of Resistance #88 for July 24, 2019 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2019/GOR_0088_24JUL19.mp3 This week we cover: Arduino Create Maker Plan Launches Adafruit.io Plus Arduino Nano 33 Boards | IoT | BLE Sense Arduino MKR GSM 1400 Arduino Fundamentals Certifcation | Guide PyBadge CircuitPython Gumroad [Download] For more DIY/Maker, OSHW, FOSS, CyberSec, and STEAM news follow along on Twitter,…

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Writing Arduino Code using Visual Studio and Visual Micro

In this video, we look at jumping up from the standard Arduino IDE and take a stab at programming use Microsoft’s Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 and third-party extension Visual Micro. We also look at how to put our code under source code control using GitHub. Some of the tools we use: Microsoft Visual Studio…

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Bus Pirate and the MCP4725 DAC via I2C

Bus Pirate and the MCP4725 DAC via I2C.  Wow.  What a mouthful.  Following up on one of the most popular posts (SparkFun DAC Breakout Board Tutorial) in this guide we will take a look at controlling the MCP4725 DAC via the I2C protocol using a Bus Pirate from Dangerous Prototype.  Before we get started let’s…

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Expanding Your Horizons … And Your Ports

One frustrating aspect of designing a project around a microcontroller is the realization that you don’t have enough GPIO pins to drive all the all components you want to include. If you are lucky there are larger chips with the same architecture you have chosen (think going from and Arduino Uno to an Arduino Mega)….

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GoR 87: Internet All The Things!

Gears of Resistance #87 for December 2, 2018 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2018/GOR_0087_2DEC18.mp3 This week we cover: California to Regulate IoT Thieves Steal Tesla, Hacked the Keyfob RF Dragos Raises $37M for Industrial Control Cybersecurity LoC Let’s You Freely Hack Your Own Devices Farmers and the Fight for the Right to Repair Embedded Systems Arduino and Raspberry Pi Offers…

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Arduino Inks IoT Deal With Telstra

At the end of the November 2018 Australian teleco Telstra announced they were partnering with open source hardware leader Arduino to bring next-generation networks and hardware to Australian developers and engineers. As part of the deal, Telstra will sell local developers the forthcoming MKR NB 1500 development board along with a M2M SIM card. The…

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