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Linux In Windows

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a powerful new feature that lets you run a Linux terminal from within windows. You may wonder why you would want this, but it actually is great for developers. A lot of Web and open source toolchains are devel...

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1 Mar 2019

Infinity Mirror Kit Kickstarter Hall of Fame Backers

The Infinity Mirror Kit was made possible by all the people who backed our Kickstarter!  Kits are where it's at. With our Desktop Infinity Mirror Kit you'll get to make something wonderful with your hands, all in the span of an afte...

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4 Dec 2018

Infinity Mirror Kit V2 - Assembly and Tutorials

The Infinity Mirror Kit V2 is a desktop display that creates a dazzling optical illusion - a tunnel of light that tears through space! The Infinity Mirror Kit V2 entered production in October 2018, and now ships with an Adafruit Trinket to...

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25 Oct 2018

Python Quick Reference

Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages in the world! To help you master this language we have made a quick reference guide and are going to cover a few of the basics things to be aware of when starting out with python. This guide...

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11 Oct 2018

C Programming for Makers

Welcome to the C Programming Workshop for Makers! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series of easily digestible videos that cover everything you'll need to know to on your way with C programming and start making awesome projects. As you pr...

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28 Mar 2018

Infinity Mirror Kit V1 - Assembly and tutorials

The Infinity Mirror Kit is a desk-top display that creates a dazzling optical illusion - a tunnel of light that tears through space! Note: This tutorial is for the Infinity Kit V1. We updated have updated to the Infinity Kit V2 as of 25/10/2018. If ...

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9 Nov 2017

Universal 2 Factor Authentication with Key-ID's USB Key

Before we dive into the FIDO Certified Key-ID Security Key and how it's used, let's get a handle on what authentication online means at the moment. Authentication is simply the process of identifying a user based on a set of unique factors, most com...

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17 Jul 2017

Serial Monitoring with Tera Term

Monitoring what’s happening inside your microcontroller is an invaluable tool for prototyping and debugging. One of the best ways to do this is to send/receive data over a serial port. Most microcontrollers have a serial port that can output UA...

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20 Jan 2017

Our Ozobots Review and Educational Tips

In the Spring of 2012, a tech-gadget company called Evollve Inc. was founded with the goal of creating innovative ways for tech-savvy youngsters to play, learn and interact in a digitally expanding world. There's absolutely nothing wrong with learnin...

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18 Jan 2017

How to Use a Logic Level Shifter/Converter

So you’ve got your microcontroller/development board ready to go, you’ve got your sensors and external components and you’re ready to build an IoT device to make the world your slave. But hang on a minute, the sensor you have only o...

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5 Dec 2016

What Are NeoPixel LEDs?

So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digital...

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23 Nov 2016

What Are DotStar LEDs (APA102/SK98225)?

So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digitally address...

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22 Nov 2016

How to Use Rotary Encoders

Hello and welcome to our tutorial on using rotary encoders. Today we’re going to be taking a look at what is a rotary encoder, how does it work, why we would use it over other sensory inputs and creating code to use them. Rotary encoders are el...

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16 Nov 2016

Programming with USB-Serial Converters

Thanks to huge advancements in technology over the last decade, the maker community that we know and love has thrived. It’s now easier than ever before to get started with programming and tinkering due to the innovation from brands such as Ardu...

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1 Nov 2016

Counting with Hexadecimal, Binary, and Decimal

Welcome to Counting with Computer 101. Have you ever looked at a colour on a computer and seen something like this #28FE9A? Or perhaps the T-shirt stating ‘There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who d...

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26 Jul 2016