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New development kits make Arduino easier for the do-it-yourself crowd

But knowing how to program in Arduino still matters

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

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Raspberry Pi gets an audio upgrade via new sound card

Raspberry Pi fans can now get their hands on a $33 Wolfson audio card that improves the board's audio processing chops.

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MakerBot goes big (and small) with its new 3D printer lineup

There's something for everyone in MakerBot's new 3D printers.

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For the high-tech tinkerer, we pick 10 incredibly useful tools

If Santa had a high-tech workshop (and he probably does), he'd have these calipers, clamps, and other essentials.

Essential tools for building, repairing, and upgrading PCs (and other electronic devices)

Using the right tools can mean the difference between a satisfyingly successful project and a regrettable disaster.

IBM and Libelium's Waspmote Mote Runner for the Internet of things

IBM's do-it-yourself kit makes Internet of things accessible

IBM and Libelium have teamed up to sell a starter kit to test sensor networks

Behind the scenes at Shapeways, New York's 3D-printing marketplace

Shapeways churns out everything from designer gowns to iPhone cases, using nothing but a printer and some nylon powder.

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How to avoid common PC building mistakes

Check socket compatibility. Organize the screws and cables. Install this before that. And read the manuals!