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What’s Included In An Arduino Starter Kit? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What’s Included In An Arduino Starter Kit? [MakeUseOf Explains]

I have previously introduced the Arduino open-source hardware here on MakeUseOf, but you’re going need more than just the actual Arduino to build something out of it and actually get started. Arduino “starter kits” are bundles of common but useful electronic components you can use to make a good number of beginner projects, but what exactly does a starter kit usually consist of?

16-11-2011
What’s Included In An Arduino Starter Kit? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Fritzing – The Ultimate Tool For Sketching Out Electronics Projects [Cross Platform]

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Fritzing – The Ultimate Tool For Sketching Out Electronics Projects [Cross Platform]

Despite sounding like an alcopop, Fritzing is actually an incredible bit of free software you can use to create circuit and component diagrams for use with rapid-prototyping electronics boards such as the fantastic open-source Arduino. As such, it’s open source, entirely cross platform and well supported – you can almost guarantee that it can be used on any Arduino project to show you how to wire things together using it.

07-10-2011
Fritzing – The Ultimate Tool For Sketching Out Electronics Projects [Cross Platform]
5 More Cool Things To Do With An Old Computer

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5 More Cool Things To Do With An Old Computer

Don’t chuck out your old computer, just yet. Though it may not seem like it, there are still some jobs it can serve. It’s not obsolete just yet, whatever the tech companies would rather have you believe. In the fast-moving world of technology, a year may seem like a decade. Gadgets are thrown out every year, sometimes with little consideration for whether they are still useful or not.

28-06-2011
5 More Cool Things To Do With An Old Computer
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