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Learn To Solder For A Dollar : Montreal Mini Maker Faire

For Montreal’s first Mini Maker Faire, we hosted the ever popular ‘Learn To Solder For 1$’ tent. Nothing like what we expected.  We have seen photos from other ‘First’ Mini Maker Faires.  Based on that, we were expecting to maybe … Continue reading

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Laser Cut Stenciling for SMT PCB DIY Solder Pasting

Through-Hole soldering is fast, fun and easy.  The parts you populate your PCB’s with are the very same ones you can pull from your breadboard once your project is finished, and you are ready to make a permanent version. What … Continue reading

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The Solder : Time II Watch

After the incredible success of the Solder : Time, we compiled the majority of what was on people’s wish lists for the next version of our Solder : Time Watch. After a great deal of brainstorming, component sourcing, code-wrangling, and … Continue reading

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Perma-Proto breadboards from Adafruit

We just got them in store, and they are the the most slick proto-boards we have ever seen.  I can’t decide to build a project on one, or hang it on the wall as art. We have them as the … Continue reading

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Need more pins for your Arduino project?

I was working on an Arduino style project the other day and needed just a couple of more pins. I really didn’t want to add any extra circuitry to the project so I looked at the Atmega328 and wondered how … Continue reading

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Closeup of Piranah LED

What I did here was wire up a piranah tri-color LED, and for a resistance, I used a piece of anti-static chip foam. (The type that we put chips on when we are making kits) Shot these photos with a … Continue reading

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Solder : Time™ Watch

Debuted at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, we created this watch to let your ‘inner geek’ shine.  Soldering isn’t one of your talents? Well, we have these available assembled and ready to wear as well. This started out as a … Continue reading

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The Shield Dock™

The Shield Dock™ [SPL-018001] The Shield Dock is a super versatile prototyping shield.  The Sheild Dock can be used in many different ways. Think of it as the multi-tool for your Arduino projects. It can be used with a traditionally … Continue reading

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Botcave vending machine by night

Botcave vending machine by night Originally uploaded by cibomahto Spotted our Drum Kit Kit AI as one of the items for sale. This is absolute genius. Check it out at the Botcave Would take a few quarters to actually make … Continue reading

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Spikenzielabs Essential Arduino Starters Kit [SPL-006009]

Spikenzielabs Essential Arduino Starters Kit [SPL-006009] – $39.95 : Inspired by local Montreal folks who pass by the shop, looking to get into Ardunio. We’ve pieced together many of these on the spot.  Having these kits ready to go is … Continue reading

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