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On YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

April 4th, 2017 Comments off

On YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

Watch YouTube: 15 Minute Arduino Project: OLED Ammeter INA219

Another Arduino sandwich – this time the INA219 current sensor module, an Arduino Pro Mini and a 128×32 OLED. Part of my 18650 current monitoring project.


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Goldiblox Award Winning Construction Kits for Girls! | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide 2016 #12

November 12th, 2016 Comments off

Dew 2016 gift guide

From GoldieBlox…

GoldieBlox is the award-winning children’s multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer character. Through the integration of storytelling and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles, GoldieBlox creates toys,books, apps, videos, animation and merchandise; the tools that empower girls to build their confidence, dreams and ultimately, their futures.

Since its founding in 2012, GoldieBlox has been recognized as a leader in children’s entertainment and has reached billions of consumers through TV, radio and digital as the first start-up with a Super Bowl commercial and a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2014, Fast Company named GoldieBlox to its list of Most Innovative Companies, and GoldieBlox was recognized with The Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year and Apple’s iOS App of the Year awards. In 2015, GoldieBlox won Parents Magazine’s Toy of the Year and founder, Debbie Sterling, was inducted by President Obama as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, honored by the National Retail Foundation as one of 25 “People Shaping Retail’s Future,” and by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work inspiring girls.

Goldiblox Award Winning Construction Kits for Girls!

Goldiblox 1

Goldiblox 2

 

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Previously in the Douglas E. Welch 2016 Gift Guide…

Arduino Starter Kit | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide 2016 #5

November 5th, 2016 Comments off

Dew 2016 gift guide

From Douglas…

Just like the Raspberry Pi kit OI shared earlier, this Arduino Starter Kit provides both the main Arduino board and a host of accessories to let you start making projects right out of the box. I recently purchased my first Arduino and I have found that it got me interested in technology all over again. Even as a die hard tech hobbyist and a technology consultant, the joy of making your own projects — and getting them working — helped me recapture my enjoyment of technology all over again. 


Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial

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Learn more about Arduino with these books and products

 

Arduino Boards and Components via Amazon

Arduino Boards and Components via eBay

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Previously in the Douglas E. Welch 2016 Gift Guide…

Learn about HAM Radio/Amateur Radio at the next Hackerspace LA Meetup – August 31, 2016 @ 7 pm

August 19th, 2016 Comments off

 HAM and CB Radio Basics

Come and see what HAM radio is all about along with Hackerspace LA!

Is HAM radio still relevant in this day of cell phones and high-speed Internet connections wherever you go? You Bet! From emergency communication services during natural disasters to communicating with the International Space Station and student satellites in space, HAM radio bridges huge distances in science and between people.

Lynn O’Connell and Jennifer Oliver O’Connell will cover basic amateur radio theory and requirements to get you going on your way to enjoying this hobby.  

We’ll also have radios on display and knowledgeable individuals that will be happy to answer any question you may have about HAM. 

Our Speakers:

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Join us at a Hackerspace Los Angeles weekly meet up.  Come by and mingle with like-minded people and see what others are working on.  Find out what planned activities we have and how you can participate.  

If you are interested in helping us establish a permanent location in the San Fernando Valley you need to be here to help us plan this and make it happen. 
We’ll still be holding classes/workshops of various interests once a month.  I will be posting the schedule later in the week and will be announced in separate meetup for each of the workshops.

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Splashing – 7 in a series from My Word [Video] (0:54)

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Splashing – 7 in a series from My Word 

This Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) has become an almost daily visitor to the garden in the last few weeks, so I’ll be sharing a series of video clips of its behaviors for those interested in raptors.

In this video, an initial splash in the birdbath..

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Splashing - 7 in a series from My Word

 

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): A Splash in the Birdbath – 6 in a series from My Word

July 8th, 2016 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): A Splash in the Birdbath – 6 in a series from My Word 

This Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) has become an almost daily visitor to the garden in the last few weeks, so I’ll be sharing a series of video clips of its behaviors for those interested in raptors.

In this video, an initial splash in the birdbath..

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): A Splash in the Birdbath - 6 in a series from My Word

 

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup – 5 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

July 4th, 2016 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup – 4 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

June 30th, 2016 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup – 4 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch 

This Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) has become an almost daily visitor to the garden in the last few weeks, so I’ll be sharing a series of video clips of its behaviors for those interested in raptors.

In this video, you can see the hawk in closeup and in direct sunlight.

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup - 4 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

 

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup – 3 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

June 26th, 2016 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup – 3 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch 

This Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) has become an almost daily visitor to the garden in the last few weeks, so I’ll be sharing a series of video clips of its behaviors for those interested in raptors.

In this video, you can see the hawk in closeup.

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Closeup - 3 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch

 

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The Squirrel, The Hawk and the Hummingbird – 2 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch

June 23rd, 2016 Comments off

The Squirrel, The Hawk and the Hummingbird – 2 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch 

This Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) has become an almost daily visitor to the garden in the last few weeks, so I’ll be sharing a series of video clips of its behaviors for those interested in raptors.

In this video, the Cooper’s Hawk sits on the birdbath while a squirrel feeds below and a hummingbird sits on the feeder in the foreground.

The Squirrel, The Hawk and the Hummingbird - 2 in a series from My Word with Douglas E. Welch

 

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