A tool to talk to chips – our 2600 magazine winter ad

Here’s our Bus Pirate winter ad in the latest issue of the infamous 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. This ad is in the issue that hits newsstands now. 2600′s free ads are still the only advertising we do on a regular basis. We’re in good company in the 2600 marketplace, TV-B-Gone has an ad a few […]

An ad in 2600:The Hacker Quarterly

Special thanks to the machinegeek for arranging the most recent ad in the infamous 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. This ad is in the issue that hits newsstands now. 2600’s free ads are still the only advertising we do on a regular basis. We’re in good company in the 2600 marketplace, TV-B-Gone has an ad right […]

App note: Understanding and preventing LED Failure

When using LEDs in projects it’s good to know what could cause their failure, and design your device to prevent it: LEDs have a well-deserved reputation for high-efficiency operation, not to mention high reliability. Properly specified and implemented, LEDs should and do satisfy virtually every lighting application. Still, there are times when actual device lifetimes […]

TI launches new TIDeals site

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Texas Instruments has a launched a new microsite known as TIDeals.com. They promise to deliver “the latest MSP430 MCU products at hugh discounts every two weeks!” At this writing they appear to be compiling an email list prior to the launch of their first “deal” in about two days.

Seeed Studio Arduino ProtoShield kit remixed v1.0

Seeed Studio has their Arduino ProtoShield kit remixed V1.0 selling today for $12.90. The shield kit features 100mil grid, full pinout of the Arduino, USB B type connector, free drill hole matrix of 32/50/80mil, breadboard style strip, UART and I2C pinout sets, 5V/GND/3V3 power rails, a free button as well as reset button pinout, Pin13 […]

Advertising: Sponsor a conference

Dangerous Prototypes is now a sponsor of the Open Hardware Summit. This wasn’t one of the original options in our Advertising roundup, but after pt’s call for sponsors we gave them half of our proposed advertising budget. We won’t pretend it’s altruistic, we get exposure and legitimacy by sponsoring. It is very much part of […]

Advertising: Options for a kit biz

Dangerous Prototypes has always been a word-of-mouth operation. We survive on the traffic we get when you submit our projects to your favorite blog. Over the next few months we’re going to document our experience buying advertising, and try to figure out if it makes sense for us. We’ll share real numbers about the price, […]