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Colin is Technical Content Manager at Mouser Electronics. In his off time, he enjoys bicycles, travel, and music. He received a Master of Arts in Technical Communication from the University of North Texas and a Certificate of Completion of Pre-Kindergarten from Morgan Day Care.

New Tech Tuesdays 2023: Newer! Techier! Still on Tuesdays! Colin Carter
New Tech Tuesdays kicks off 2023 with a new look, a new author, and new tech.

Intel’s Drone Dancers Wow Millions During Halftime Show Colin Carter
We all know that drones — also known as quadcopters or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — have seen explosive popularity in the past five years or so. But I’m willing to bet that last night’s Super Bowl halftime performance by Lady Gaga boosted that popularity even further.

Is Your DIY Brain Icing Over? Colin Carter
As I’ve progressed from a writer interested in technology to a hobbyist working with technology, I’ve found that my eyes are frequently larger than my workbench. That is, I keep buying and collecting microcontroller boards, inexpensive parts collections, tools, and one-off gadgets, even though I haven’t turned on a soldering iron or looked at the Arduino IDE in months. I think I’m suffering from DIY overload.

Journal of a Newbie Maker Colin Carter
I’ll cut right to the chase here: I’m not an engineer. By education, I’m a technical writer. By pastime, I’m a musician, homebrewer, reader, cyclist, record collector, house cleaner, and animal lover. In the past couple of years, I’ve added the mantle of maker. Or tinkerer. Or DIYer. Whatever you want to call it, I built a circuit from a handful of components — and it works! You may remember your first successful build and your sense of accomplishment. Here’s my story.

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