Road Map to the DIY Community

With all the facets and resources that comprise the Maker community, it can be a bit intimidating to even know where to start. Here is a brief guide to help you find your niche!

Hacking the CAN Bus with the chipKIT Max32

Have you every wanted to design your own controller area network (CAN bus)? If so, look no further than this tutorial on Hackaday. The project will guide you through designing your hardware with a CAN controller and transceiver. The tutorial uses the chipKIT Max32.

Being Green with DIY Solar Panel Improvements

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re wondering how to celebrate and add some green to your life, consider this — improving your solar panels with a microcontroller! This project from Hackaday uses an Arduino to harvest more energy from the panel than would otherwise be available.