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 The sheer persistence of police killings of black youth contradicts the assumption that these are isolated aberrations. This use of the war on terror as a broad designation of the project of 21st-century western democracy has served as a justification of anti-Muslim racism; it has further legitimised the Israeli occupation of Palestine; it has redefined the repression of immigrants; and has indirectly led to the militarisation of local police departments throughout the country.
Summary There are 80 games left in the regular season and the playoffs are six months away. James and the rest of his teammates responded with an impressive win against the team many see as the Cleveland's stiffest competition for the Eastern Conference title.
Summary Then come back here and refresh the page. Philip Banks and Rafael Pineiro, the NYPD's highest ranking black and Latino officers, have resigned and retired. "I had an opportunity to speak to the mayor of the city of New York and express my concern and my disappointment. As well, I had an opportunity to speak to Chief Banks and urge him to reconsider," said Public Advocate Letitia James. The police commissioner says there is diversity in the NYPD.
Summary The cartoon appeared Thursday in Haaretz, Israel's leading liberal newspaper, and elicited strong words both in Israel itself and from Anti-Defamation League head Abraham Foxman . "The message is that (Netanyahu) is destroying relations with American in an arrogant and thoughtless way and that he is leading us to a catastrophe on the magnitude of 9/11," he said.