Kits

  • Gift Guide: Solder: Time LED Watch Kit

    Gift Guide: Solder: Time LED Watch Kit

    Geek parents will get a huge kick out of the Solder:Time watch kit from Spikenzie Labs. It's a cute kit that contains all the parts you need to make a large, readable LED watch. Just grab a soldering iron on Christmas Day and get cracking. Read More

  • LittleBits Is A Nearly Perfect Electronics Discovery Kit

    LittleBits Is A Nearly Perfect Electronics Discovery Kit

    I've been hearing about LittleBits, an electronics kit for hobbyists and kids, for quite a while but I never got a chance to play with them until recently. The company recently announced a funding round with hardware manufacturer PCH and they launched their Extended Kit, a new box of bits. The kit allows you to build simple circuits using a power source, a connector, and an output. For example… Read More

  • This DIY Nixie Clock Uses No More Components Than Necessary

    This DIY Nixie Clock Uses No More Components Than Necessary

    If you want to recreate what it was like for hobbyists before the advent of the integrated circuit, this clock is for you. This thing uses "215 discrete transistors, 518 diodes, 472 resistors and 101 capacitors on a massive 10" x 14" printed circuit board" to recreate something that 1960s-era James Bond would shut down at exactly the 007 mark to prevent the world from blowing up. Read More

  • What I did today: Nintendo DS case replacement

    What I did today: Nintendo DS case replacement

    Not a big deal but I just wanted to write a bit about replacing parts on your valuable and delicate electronics. Friends, I’m here to tell you that while it’s hard, it’s not impossible to fix things yourself. Read More

  • Review: Touchatag RFID System

    Review: Touchatag RFID System

    You always remember your first time, right? That heady rush, the embarrassment that turns into passion, that sense that this, this moment right now, is what you’re living for. You could stay this way forever or die today – it didn’t matter. I think Bryan Adams said it best when he wrote: I got my first real RFID sensing smartcard reader Bought it on the Internet Coded ’til… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free shipping at Mr. Beer

    CrunchDeals: Free shipping at Mr. Beer

    I love me some Mr.Beer and if you get a chance, pop over before November 26 for free shipping on all orders. I’ve made Mr. Beer beer yearly for the holidays and the kits are easy to use and the beer tastes great. If you order now you can literally have homemade beer in time for Christmas. Read More

  • Build your own Atom-based desktop PC (or Car PC)

    Build your own Atom-based desktop PC (or Car PC)

    Here’s a nice little weekend project. You can pick up a barebone MSI Wind system (not the netbook, the desktop version) from Newegg for $140. It’s one of the first desktop systems to use Intel’s power-sipping Atom processor (1.6GHz). You’ll need to add RAM (it uses laptop RAM) and a hard drive (or CF card) to this kit, and maybe even a little Wi-Fi card if you’re… Read More

  • DIY Digital Photo Frame Kit Hits the Market

    DIY Digital Photo Frame Kit Hits the Market

    Many of you like your digital photo frames. I’m of the opinion that they’re going to hit mass-market prices and really take off in the near future. Until then, you must settle for small footprints and medium prices. But there’s always the option to make your own, and RedPost is here to help you out. The new photoframe kits include everything you need guts-wise for a photoframe. Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Debuts Cameraphone Accessory Kit

    One thing we like about Sony-Ericsson’s phones is how the company has split them neatly into two distinct categories: musicphones and cameraphones. Unlike other phone makers, the music-listening and picture-taking aspects of SE’s phones aren’t half-assed attempts, it uses real Walkman tech for the musicphones, and real Cybershot tech for the cameraphones. Something long missing… Read More