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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

Even more Arduino Boards and Components available on Amazon.com

Learn more about Arduino with these books and products

 

Arduino Boards and Components via Amazon

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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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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) – 1 in a series [Video]

June 21st, 2016 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) – 1 in a series

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 spreading its wings when a squirrel on the ground approaches too closely. I have seen this behavior several times in the past. sometimes with the squirrel actively chasing off the hawk.

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) - 1 in a series

 

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Join us for Arduino NIght at Hackerspace LA! – Wed, June 8, 2016

June 4th, 2016 Comments off
I’ll be at this upcoming Hackerspace LA meetup showing off what I’ve learned about Arduino in the last few months. Join me for demos and discussion. Bring your own projects to share!

Join this free meetup as we learn about more and tinker with the Arduino electronic microcontrollers and learn about building all types of circuits. Arduinos are small electronics boards that can be used to create easy to sophisticated circuits with wires and sensors. Bring your own laptop, Arduino and bread board.  This is for anyone, at any level, to come and have some fun tinkering, learning, and showing off your own projects.


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