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Mouser’s STEAMy Summer: Part 3 Mike Parks
For part 3 of “Mouser’s STEAMy Summer” series, we will go through each step to build the circuit and program the Arduino MKR1000 for your ultraviolet (UV) monitor and alert project so that you and your young, aspiring engineer can protect your family when you’re out enjoying the sun.

Mouser’s STEAMy Summer: Part 2 Mike Parks
In part 1 of our STEAMy summer blog, we talked about the resources available for parents and kids to explore STEAM topics so that they can develop hands-on embedded electronics skills through project-based learning. Now in part 2, we will dive into designing and coding an UV monitor and alert buzzer.

Ham Radio Is Advancing in Ways You Won’t Believe Barry Manz
I’ve been out of ham radio for a long time, so recently I checked out what I’ve been missing. It’s even more than I expected and more fascinating now than ever before.

Mouser’s STEAMy Summer: Part 1 of 3 Mike Parks
This STEAM-inspired three-article series will explore the available resources to assist you and your kids on a maker’s adventure and walk you through an embedded electronics project. We will cover the design, build, and code for the project as well as discuss how the data from the project can be useful to develop analytical and critical thinking skills.

Check Your Local Cell Phone Tower: 5G is Almost Here! Paul Pickering
5G technology is coming to select cities this year, bringing with it unprecedented speeds and a whole new set of use cases. Learn more about 5G technology, the rollout plan, and a little about the new capabilities under development.

SolePower’s Self-Charging Wearables: Hiking Boots Traci Browne
Imagine a boot that tells you where you are, measures fatigue and physio status, monitors environmental conditions, charges your smartphone, and can do all that just by walking around. Say hello to SolePower’s kinetic energy harvesting boots.

A Smart Collar That Gives Pets a Voice Traci Browne
If my dog could talk, I’m pretty sure he’d go on and on about food and the chipmunks in the backyard. But, what if he could also let me know when he wasn’t feeling well? Believe it or not, smart collar devices are doing just that by giving our pets a voice.

Summertime Fun with Virtual Reality Paul Pickering
From clunky ’90s arcade games to Star Wars-themed Disney attractions, virtual reality (VR) has gone from a novelty to a multibillion-dollar industry. Read on for VR summertime fun activities.

Track Your Kids Electronically on Your Next Summer Adventure Jeremy Cook
With ubiquitous cellular data connections and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking, you can now use technology to help keep your kids safe on your next summer adventure—even if you’re not physically watching them every second.

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