Summary The littleBits magnetically connected electronics modules have made a splash of their own in the world of electronic tinkerers. Like the standalone Arduino, hardware and software developers can write tiny programs for the device with the Arduino programming language .
Summary As the name suggests the Arduino at Heart module has been designed by LittleBits to enable users to build Arduino powered devices using their other easy plug-and-play components. For more information on the new Arduino at Heart jump over to the LittleBits website for details.
Summary If you're not familiar with littleBits, it might help to think of it as a DIY Electronics kit mashed up with LEGO. Snap a power module to a motion trigger module, snap the motion trigger to the buzzer module, and you're done.
Summary Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. You can buy the Arduino module by itself for $36, although beginners may be best off with the $89 Starter Bundle; the pack includes both the programmable core as well as eight additional parts you may want early on, such as controllers and a battery.
Summary While Arduino and its manufacturing partner Amtel are announcing Arduino Zero--a new high-end 32-bit version of the open-source microcontroller board--another Arduino partner is releasing a simplified version of the controller intended to make it easier for beginners to start prototyping devices with little or no knowledge of electronics.
Summary Arduino has today announced the launch of their new Arduino Zero, a powerful 32-bit extension of the platform established by the popular Arduino UNO development board. For more information on the new Arduino Zero development board jump over to the Arduino website for details and full specifications.
Summary Two new development kits that require Arduino programming skills could make it easier for the do-it-yourself set to build electronics and wearable devices. The $36 Arduino at Heart kit works by snapping components on to a board instead of soldering them and is also designed to make programming easier, while the Zero board has a more powerful microcontroller than the LittleBits kit, allowing users to create and prototype wearables, robots and other devices.
Summary Freshman gunman Jaylen Fryberg burst into Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday, killed one classmate and injured four more before turning the gun on himself. The Marysville freshman who went on a gun rampage Friday targeted the cousins he considered brothers -- and the girl who picked his cousin over him, victims' friends and family said.
Summary The Marine was identified as 19-year-old Lance Cpl. On Oct. 2, the Navy said a Marine who ejected from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft over the Persian Gulf was presumed lost at sea. That was the first death associated with the fight against IS.
Summary WASHINGTON (AP) -- Motorists in Maryland are paying 9 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.99 in Baltimore, $3.12 in Cumberland, $3.10 in Hagerstown and $2.93 in Salisbury.
Summary Two noisy marches crisscrossed the heart of the Italian capital Saturday, snarling traffic for hours. Protesters cheered CGIL labor confederation head Susanna Camusso when she promised more protests and strikes unless Renzi abandons efforts to give employers considerably more leeway to fire workers.