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 A pamphlet for the "Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Oct. 14. A newly disclosed autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.
Summary The injured pilot ejected before the crash, officials have said. The Air Force will conduct a investigation to determine the cause of the collision, said Col. David Burgy, commander of the 138th Fighter Wing. McConnell representatives are working with the Oklahoma Air National Guard and local authorities at the scene of the crash about three miles north of Moline.
Summary Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church (42) knocks the ball loose against New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium.
Summary Lottery spokeswoman Agnes Moss says the Capital Heights woman came forward Friday with a winning Mega Millions ticket and will claim her prize Wednesday. Moss says the winning ticket was sold Sept. 9 at the Palisades Deli & Market in the District's Northwest.