DIY Hardware Resources

Instructables – instructables.com

User-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects

 

Make Projects / Make Magazine – http://makeprojects.com/

User-created and professional DIY projects, generally higher quality & more technical than instructables

 

Life Hacker – http://lifehacker.com/

“Tips and tricks for getting things done” more general purpose DIY than art related

 

Hack A Day – http://hackaday.com/

More technical than any of the above, hacking computer hardware, arduino, kinect, cellphone tricks and more

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Arduino

http://www.arduino.cc/

Electronics prototyping platform,  create interactive electronic objects

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).

 

 

Raspberry Pi

http://www.raspberrypi.org

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming. With hdmi video out, ethernet , USB