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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:!

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!

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:

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!

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:


In celebration of the 3 MILLIONTH SALE of Raspberry Pi, create your own Raspberry Pi project with 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: