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A MOOC in Gadget Mastership?

Professor Peter Higgs

I think it’s fair to say a Gadget Master could be characterised as having an open and inquisitive mind, or maybe you might just want some official acknowledgement of your existing expertise or experience, in the form of a course certificate… Anyway, I think this one is worth highlighting on the Gadget Master blog – easy access to a range ...

Arduino angled devkit for USB 2.0 platforms

A news story for Gadget Masters to note, from interface chip supplier Future Technology Devices International (FTDI). The company is tapping in to the Arduino open-source community to simplify the design of USB 2.0 interfaces in embedded systems - it has introduced a development kit for its Vinculo USB 2.0 platform.

Projects to Make with a Dead Computer


Here's a good book for all budding Gadget Masters that has only just come to my attention - 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer by Randy Sarafan, who is described as a New Media artist but may be better known to you through his work for the excellent Instructables.com.

The Secret Life of Machines


Here's an interesting resource for prospective gadget builders interested in how machines work. It's the website for an old TV series, from the late 1980s, called The Secret Life of Machines.