Arduino LED Bicycle!

A bike that has an LED light speedometer? Why not? Check out this cool tutorial on how Arduino was used to make this creation:

What could you create using Arduino? Keep an eye out for "The TAB Book of Arduino Projects: 36 Things to Make with Shields and Proto Shields,” by our very own electronics guru Simon Monk, due out very soon!

Raspberry Pi Teaching Kids How to Code!


Developer of the Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton explains that his main goal was to teach basic programming skills to kids as young as 8 years old! Read a little more about Raspberry Pi:


Want to create an MP3 player? A bluetooth robot? Check out "Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius," by Donald Norris and you can do that and more:

Minecraft Players Take It Up a Notch!


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Players of the game Minecraft have taken it to the next level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data. Read more:

Want to see what other machines you could build in Minecraft? Check out "Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods," by our very own Matthew Monk and Simon Monk: (there’s a free chapter 1 download you definitely don’t want to miss out on)!

Free chapter download “30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius”

Who doesn’t like some fiendishly fun Beaglebone Black projects? “30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius,” by Christopher Rush (out in September), is full of them! Don’t miss out on a free chapter download:!

Steampunk-Inspired LEGO Diorama

Check out this Steampunk themed LEGO diorama!

Feeling Steampunk-inspired? Check out a free chapter of, The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make” by Thomas Willeford:

Science for ALL!

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Due to a response from a parent’s letter that went viral, Land’s End will now introduce science-based clothing for young girls. In her letter, the mother described that her daughter, as well as other young girls, love science and that should be acknowledged. Right on! We think it’s important that everyone be encouraged to learn about everything awesome in our universe! Read the whole article here:


Ready to enhance your Minecraft world by creating innovative devices and elements with Redstone? Don’t miss a free chapter available of Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods:!

PCB Design Workshop with CadSoft Computer US at LAB Miami!

Here are some cool pics from a recent PCB Design workshop hosted by CadSoft Computer US at LAB Miami!

A Very Well-Played T-Shirt!

YouTube user, Marc Kerger, used 3D printing, Arduino and LED lights to create this fully play-able TETRIS T-shirt for the game’s 30th year anniversary! Very well-played, sir… literally!

Check out, Brilliant LED Projects: 20 Electronic Designs for Artists, Hobbyists, and Experimenters, by Nick Dossis for other neat projects with LED lights!

Free Webinar: Juran’s Quality Essentials for Leaders!


Register for the free webinar with Joseph DeFeo, Chairman and CEO of Juran Global and author of the recently published Juran’s Quality Essentials for Leaders. The webinar takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. EDT.

(Post reblogged from mhengineering)

Everything EAGLE with CadSoft and Simon Monk!

Don’t miss your chance to become an EAGLE expert! Tune into CadSoft’s webinar with our Electronics guru, Simon Monk, as he discusses everything EAGLE and his new book, Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards!

Webinar info:

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Time: 2:00PM

Duration: 30 minutes

Registration link and webinar link:

Become an EAGLE expert with Simon Monk for CadSoft Webinar!

Want to learn how to make PCBs from ground up using EAGLE? Tune in to Cadsoft’s webinar with Simon Monk! He’ll be discussing his new book, Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to FinishedBoards! Don’t miss it!

Webinar info:

Date: June 25, 2014

Time: 2:00PM

Duration: 30 minutes

Registration and webinar link here: