STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) in the Tanzanian education system is really poor. Given that the Arduino seems to have multiple spotlights on it for the month of January 2011, I guess this is as good a time as any to announce that when I finish the Make: Electronics book (this week, I believe) I plan on continuing forward by learning (and blogging) about my experiences with tackling the 50 projects in the Beginning Arduino book (#3 above).
As with most electronics ordered, there’s no paperwork on any of it. I can figure out most of it, but the motor has two unlabeled soldering points… my guess is that it DOES matter which wire goes where as the motor needs to spin in one direction specifically… so… I’ll need to revisit the Solarbotics website shortly and see if they have any documentation.
When you can buy it: Neither the interior or the exterior features of the car are ready for production, but the company says the self-driving technology and the gesture-controlled system will be a part of BMW’s regular production in the coming years.
Our general Cool Gadgets and Geek Gifts subcategories feature virtual cinema video glasses, digital dictafones, an audio cassette to MP3 converter, iOS app remote controlled toy helicopters, and musical gadgets like our piano gloves and roll-up keyboard.
On top of that, he was voted ’96 and ’97 Engineer of the Year” by the Nashville Music Association, nominated for the prestigious TEC award from Mix Magazine two years running as well as being named Engineer with the most Top Ten Hits” by Nashville’s own Music Row Magazine.