GoR 23: LED Lights, Altoid Tins, and the End of the DMCA

Gears of Resistance Episode 23 for November 6, 2016 Battery Powered LED Light Strip You Can Now Legally Hack Your Own Stuff (Changes to the DMCA Go In Effect) For more tech news and how-to’s follow along on Google+ and check out our YouTube Channel. Music is “Computer Control” by Tom Woxom, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ CC:…

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GOR 18: PCB Design Resources

  Gears of Resistance Episode #18 8 November 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0018_8NOV15.mp3   This week the stories are: Extra Life Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals KiCAD EagleCAD Simon Monk EagleCAD Book Fritzing Simon Monk Fritzing Book Mouser MultiSIM Blue SparkFun According to Pete PCB YouTube Videos SparkFun DRC Rules How to Create Arduino PCB Shield CircuitCalculator.com SMD…

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DIY Wearables 101

Gears of Resistance Episode #13 30 August 2015               http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0013_30AUG15.mp3   This week we cover it all, including: MSP432 TI LaunchPad Particle.io Photon LightBlue Bean [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only…

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Just (CNC) Millin’ Around

Gears of Resistance Episode #12 26 July 2015           http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0012_26JUL15.mp3   This week we cover it all, including: Super Fancy Third Arm Kit Particle.io Photon Node.js Photon / Node.js demo project on GitHub hackster.io page MakerSpace.com page SatNOGS HC-05 Bluetooth and Arduino Blynk app for Android and iOS SnapEDA Octopart Common…

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50 Shades of Microsoft

Gears of Resistance Episode #7 3 May 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0007_3MAY15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about the news from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference and the announcement about their IoT initiatives with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  We also answer listener mail about what tools you need when getting started doing electronics. Some links from the episode: Microsoft…

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Wearables Prototyping: Digital Compass Glove

I am admittedly a better electronics hacker than I am a seamstress.  But I firmly believe that wearables is going to be more than a fad, eventually.  So I figure I better at least get enough skills to be able to design prototypes, as I have done with straight up electronics for the last 17…

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Making Snail Mail Cool Again!

I have a new article over at Mouser Electronics Bench Talk for Design Engineers blog!  Click here  to go right to the article. See what magic you can make happen with some TI MSP430s and a TI LaunchPad!   Hint:  Snail Mail Gets a High Tech prototype!  You don’t have to be an engineer to enjoy…

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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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Last Minute Electronics Geek Gift Ideas

The holidays are little over 2 weeks away and you might still be looking for some last minute geek gift ideas for the electronics enthusiast in your life.  Here are some ideas for gifts for your special nerd: Soldering Iron:  The first investment I made in my electronics journey was a solid, variable temperature soldering iron….

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Fidgeting With Phidgets

I have been playing with, what is for me, a new electronics ecosystem call Phidgets.  After doing some research I found out they have actually been around for over a decade.  In my short time playing with them, they appear to offer a very interesting twist on the open source hardware model.  A twist that…

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