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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Revenge of CISPA

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #4 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0004_16FEB13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news: Revenge of CISPA and now TAFTA (more info) Apple Invents ‘Microslot Antennas’ Ferrofluids and the Multiverse Touchscreen T-Shirts Bolides over Russia  (more info) For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes. Music by Halloween, available…

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IP Packets of Death

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #3 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0003_10FEB13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news: –3D Printed Prosthetics on the Cheap –Redbox Instant Video Streaming –Camera module for Raspberry Pi –Killing an Ethernet Controller with a Packet of Death For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes. Music by Halloween,…

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