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Brand New Giveaway at Maker Faire NYC!


We have brand new giveaways at our booth this year at Maker Faire NYC! TAB Glow Balls! All you’ve got to do is stop by our booth: MP17! Don’t miss out!

Visit Our Booth at Maker Faire NYC!

Stop by our booth at Maker Faire NYC for a chance to WIN a copy of "Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods" by Matthew Monk and Simon Monk, and a light-up Minecraft torch or an actual Minecraft Redstone (pictured above)!

Get a free chapter one download of "Minecraft Mastery" here:

Brewin’ Up Beer with BeagleBone Black!

With Maker Faire NYC 2014 coming up, lets talk BeagleBone Black!

Engineer Trevor Hubbard has found a way to use the board to control heat exchangers and monitors to handle beer temperature remotely! What a genius idea!

  1. Look out for more BeagleBone fun at Maker Faire!! In particular, if you’re looking to make your own BeagleBone creations, check out, “30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius.” Free chapter download here:

Giant Transformers Made From Old Car Parts

Thai artist Anchalee Saengtai has created 20 foot tall Transformers sculptures from old, recycled car parts. See more of her work:

This is more than just a car mod, but if you’re interested in cool ways to take your car to the next level, check out, Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets,” here:

Ready for Maker Faire NYC 2014?!

Just in time for Maker Faire! “Minecraft Mastery: Build Your Own Redstone Contraptions and Mods,” by Matthew Monk and Simon Monk is something you will not want to miss out on! It’s going to be all about Minecraft at Maker Faire NYC this year! Check out a free chapter of the book here:

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!

Sarah Auerswald / iD Tech Camps, STEM Curriculum / via

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!