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soldering

Learn to solder with Carrie Anne

Carrie Anne Philbin, our Education Pioneer and author of the most excellent Adventures in Raspberry Pi, had a dark secret up until last week. She was a Raspberry Pi enthusiast who didn’t know how to solder. Here’s a new video from her award-winning Geek Gurl Diaries YouTube channel, in which she addresses the issue. Carrie... Continue reading

Emma’s second-grade poster project

Emma is in the second grade (7-8 year olds). And she’s already well on her way to being a fully fledged engineer. Every year, Emma’s school runs a State Board project, where each kid in the second grade is assigned a US state to make a trifold poster about. Emma’s already a Maker Faire veteran... Continue reading

Mike Cook builds a Gertboard in three minutes

Mike Cook, a regular Raspberry Pi contributor and electronics Superman, videoed himself building a Gertboard. Mike claims that it’s time-lapse (or GertLapse to use Mike’s phrase, although this sounds like something unspeakable has happened to poor old Gert). But we all know that it’s actually real time and that Mike used a gimmicked clock just... Continue reading

Soldering is Easy – comic

We’re in Reykjavík this week, and met up on our arrival with some of the guys from HakkavéIin (The Hack Machine), who spent the evening demonstrating just how great Icelanders are. Board games in an independent cinema foyer, very large langoustines, microbrew and debates about the command line: what could be better? I spent a lot of the evening... Continue reading