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Ben Heck's workshop hacks

Ben and crew are moved into the new workshop, but it could use some improvements. Ben gets to work building a cart to hold all his CNC materials. His second shop hack is to mod an old PC power supply into a bench supply he can use to test projects. Before the move he tossed the old, noisy power supply he had used in the past.
16th December 2014

2014 trends in PCB design

In the last year we’ve seen a lot of change in the PCB and electronics design industry, from the growth of development kits through to the introduction of new features that simplify the design process. By Richard Hammerl, CadSoft. So what does this mean for the market?
12th December 2014

Ben Heck teaches soldering

In this episode Alyson comes out from behind the camera to learn how to solder. Ben shows her the basics and has her do some tests before soldering up a real circuit. Ben helps Alyson as she creates an audio circuit for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module.
5th December 2014

Ben Heck's Apple 1 replica - part 3

Ben builds a 1970s style case to house the computer. When the sleek, wooden case is finished, he demonstrates the complete replica.
4th December 2014

What would you do for a FREE Dev Kit?

Farnell element 14 took a special vending machine to electronica this year. Vistors had the chance to win one of 600 free Dev Kits.
2nd December 2014

Ben Heck's Apple 1 replica - part 2

This video shows part two of Ben Heck's project to build an Apple 1 from scratch.
21st November 2014

Ben Heck's Apple 1 replica - part 1

Ben decides to take on another retro 8-bit computer project and builds an Apple 1 from scratch. He wires the CPU, ROM, and RAM to a PCB and adds some logic gates for memory addressing.
20th November 2014

Ben Heck's hacker halloween mask

Ben and Felix work together to create a hacker-friendly Halloween mask. They use basic materials from the hardware store to create the framework of the mask and add servos that will move the creature’s mandibles. Ben wires up a couple of LED matrices to use as the creature’s eyes.
4th November 2014

Ben Heck's battery charging circuit

Ben uses charging circuits in many of his projects so it’s about time he created his own! Ben uses EAGLE to design the PCB for his circuit and shows each step of the process.
30th October 2014

element14 aims to crowdsource the ultimate development kit

element14 aims to crowdsource the ultimate development kit
element14 has launched a global design initiative to discover the ultimate development kit for engineers and makers. The Dream Board project, live now on the element14 Community, allows users to create and brand their own virtual development kit using an interactive tool. The project will uncover the components and technologies that today’s engineers are looking for, using an innovative crowdsourcing approach.
28th October 2014

Ben Heck's Intel Galileo fighting robots

Ben decides it’s time to create a brawling robot game he’s wanted to build for a while. He builds mechanical robots and uses servos to make them punch as well as move side to side.
27th October 2014

Innovating with the Raspberry Pi B+

Innovating with the Raspberry Pi B+
The Raspberry Pi B+, launched earlier this year, can be seen as the next evolution to the Raspberry Pi board and is stacked with interesting new features, adding even more functionality and possibilities to designers, innovators and engineers. By Andy Laing, Raspberry Pi Global Product Manager, element14.
2nd October 2014

Ben Heck answers your 3D printing questions

Ben responds to viewer’s questions about 3D printing by delivering a full tutorial! He covers the kinds of printers available as well as the basic parts and costs of building your own printer.
24th September 2014

Version 7 of the EAGLE has landed

Since the acquisition of CadSoft by Premier Farnell, CadSoft has not stopped its ongoing investments into the development of the popular layout system, EAGLE. CadSoft, as highlighted in the just-launched version 7, has continuously worked on improving the software since the release of version 6, which included the game-changing implementation of the XML data format.
19th September 2014

RIoTboard accessories encompass Raspberry Pi, Arduino

RIoTboard accessories encompass Raspberry Pi, Arduino
The RIoTboard has grown its connections and its functionality with the release by Farnell element14 of the RIoTboard adapter, enabling the connection of a variety of accessory types. These include accessories from a wide range including Arduino shields, MikroE Clicks, Pmods and Raspberry Pi. 
18th September 2014

Ben Heck's EMFCamp extreme camping chair

Ben travels to the United Kingdom to attend EMF Camp, an outdoor camping festival for geeks, crafters and technology enthusiasts. He sets up camp and breaks out the camping chair he souped-up for the occasion. In a series of flashbacks Ben shows how he created the mods back at the shop - including a beverage holder with active cooling and fans that detect campfire smoke to blow it away from the camper.
17th September 2014

Development kit supports array of debug features

Farnell element14 has introduced the C8051F850-B-DK development kit from Silicon Labs which opens up the C8051F85x/6x AEC-Q100-qualified, low-cost microcontroller family. The development kit enables developers to evaluate hardware and develop code, straight out of the box.
12th September 2014

Then and now: a brief history of single board computers

Then and now: a brief history of single board computers
  The term SBC or single board computer has been around for many years and has meant different things to different people. By Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Solutions Development, Premier Farnell.
11th September 2014

Ben Heck's DIY cell phone - part 2

Ben and Felix continue building the simple cell phone. Ben dials in the code to parse the data sent by the FONA to the OLED display and Felix solders the necessary components on the homespun, double-sided PCB.
9th September 2014

Ben Heck's DIY cell phone - part 1

Ben decides to go back to a simpler time before smartphones by building a DIY basic cell phone. He uses the Adafruit FONA as the foundation of the project along with a keyboard, battery, OLED and MCU. Ben programmes the MCU to be the brains of his phone project.
9th September 2014

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