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! http://www.buzzfeed.com/richardhjames/this-guy-has-made-a-playable-tetris-t-shirt-and-it-looks-awe.

Check out, Brilliant LED Projects: 20 Electronic Designs for Artists, Hobbyists, and Experimenters, by Nick Dossis for other neat projects with LED lights! http://www.amazon.com/Brilliant-LED-Projects-Electronic-Experimenters/dp/0071778225/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404402704&sr=8-1&keywords=0071778225.

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. http://www.juran.com/resources/webinars/business-essentials/.

(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: http://www.element14.com/community/events/4103.

Acing Arduino!

In a tale from the maker trenches, our TAB editor’s son decided to build one of the trickier projects from Simon Monk’s 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius for his final physics-class project (pictured above)!

Taken from Chapter 13, Magnetic Levitation Device, he programmed an Arduino to make adjustments to the magnetic field coming from the coil at the top of the frame. Two sensors on the side of the frame tell the Arduino where the ping pong ball is, and the magnetic field continually gets stronger or weaker to keep the ball suspended in the air. How cool! We’re thinking he’s going to get an A on this one!

Check out another chapter for free! http://mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071755675

Raspberry Pi at Buckingham Palace!


What a fitting way to celebrate the sale of the 3 MILLIONTH RASPBERRY PI, at Buckingham Palace! The Raspberry Pi showed its stuff at the UK Tech Reception this past Monday! Picture above is the Queen being shown the Raspberry Pi. How awesome! Read up more on how the reception went here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-at-buckingham-palace-3-million-sold/.


In celebration of the 3 MILLIONTH SALE of Raspberry Pi, create your own Raspberry Pi project with Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius”http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Projects-Evil-Genius/dp/0071821589/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393966632&sr=8-1&keywords=Raspberry+Pi+Projects+for+the+Evil+Genius.

CadSoft Webinar on EAGLE with Simon Monk!

Want to learn how to design custom printed circuit boards with EAGLE? Tune in to CadSoft’s webinar on our very own Electronics guru Simon Monk’s new book, Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards!

Webinar info:

Date: June 25, 2014

Time: 2:00PM

Duration: 30 minutes

Registration and webinar link here: http://www.element14.com/community/events/4103.

Joytone: New Instrument Using Raspberry Pi!

Joytone (pictured above), isn’t your every day instrument. Inventor of Joytone, Dave Sharples, used Raspberry Pi to create this new instrumental machine. The keys are run through a Rapberry Pi which handles the audio libraries. Check out a video and more information here: http://makezine.com/2014/06/07/joytone-an-entirely-new-instrument-with-raspberry-pi/.

See us at Maker Faire?

See us at Maker Faire? Maybe next year? Well stay tuned for more info! If you did attend Maker Faire and visited our booth, you could be one of three winners of a Beaglebone Black!

Here’s just a glimpse of Simon Monk talking about Beaglebone Black at Maker Faire!



Live Webinar:
The Everyday Importance of STEM
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
2 pm – 3 pm ET

Join John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience and Carl Sagan Award winner for Public Understanding of Science, as he presents the argument that proper comprehension of science and technology is essential for today’s citizens to more successfully negotiate not just their careers, but even their everyday lives.

Librarians and faculty play a crucial role in helping foster this success through their choice of offerings. Discover what approaches to science education will best hook the diverse audiences that educators and librarians reach, as well as what kinds of science resources will help your constituents enjoy enhanced career success—and build the critical thinking skills and working habits that will serve them for a lifetime.

Register now! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PFDBRKR

(Photo reblogged from accessscience)

Maker Faire ONLY 2 Days Away!


Maker Faire Bay Area is ONLY 2 days away! Hope you’re as excited as we are! With Simon Monk speaking Saturday and Sunday it will be a blast!

Even more exciting news: 3 lucky people that visit our booth at Maker Faire get the chance to win a BeagleBone Black!!!