Recapping the Week: June 7-June 13

It’s been a gorgeous (and desperately hot) summer out here so far, and we can’t think of a better way to spend an oppressively hot day than to switch on fleet of oscillating fans, pile on some ice packs, and enjoy some of the latest events and projects that Digilent’s blog has to offer! We’ve also been harnessing the seemingly infinite energy of a few new interns to aid us in the prep for ASEE, so be sure to check back for updates on the conference later next week.

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Fun With the Project Box

We all know how much of a hassle it can be to safely transport your electronics, and let’s face it, the protective cases that many of our boards previously came in were flimsy, unaccommodating, and caused a great deal of stress for our customers. Well, we’ve responded to all of your feedback and I’m here to talk about our new Project Boxes!

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Online Skepticism

It goes without saying that the internet has drastically altered the ways in which we as people gather and spread information. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, it is also a fantastic resource for misinformation. We are bombarded with articles, videos, blogs, images, and status updates, but how do we know they’re accurate, and how often do we question their credibility? Everyone has that friend on one social media site or another perpetuating questionable forms of media, not giving a second thought as to the origin (my favorite are the reposts and reactions towards articles from The Onion–a satirical news source) . But why does this happen so frequently when the truth resides in the same vein as the fabrication, and digging deeper to discover the facts is often only a few clicks away?

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Sparkle Labs Discover Electronics Kit Review

While Digilent has just recently launched the new Learn Site that is dedicated to teaching beginners, students, and hobbyists alike, it is always good form to share a great find, and the Discover Electronics Kit from Sparkle Labs qualifies! If you’ve had even the slightest interest in getting your feet wet in the world of electronics, but struggle to find a good starting point, look no further; this kit is designed specifically for beginners. The Discover Electronics Kit contains all of the basic components and information needed to get those feet submerged in the proverbial ocean of electronics.

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