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  1. TinkerKit! Lamp

    We just released on thingiverse the designs of lamp designed specifically for TinkerKit!. It’s made from a single sheet of 3 mm plywood and a plastic cup. With the right settings, we were able to make one in 8 minutes. Once cut, it’s ready to be used. All the fittings...
  2. Build your own modules!

    The official TinkerKit! 3-pin connectors are now on the Arduino Store! You can use them to make your own modules. For this reason we released a new version of the library, that includes a new set of classes designed specifically to interface TinkerKit! with general modules. In order to get...
  3. Farewell to get – set, welcome to read – write

    In the last release of the Arduino TinkerKit! library, we decided to maintain coherence with the Arduino language. For this reason we decided to replace all the .get() and .set() methods in the various modules, with .read() and .write(). For example, if you were “getting” the light sensor’s values using:...
  4. Workshop LaserCutted Box

    When we were organizing TinkerKit! workshops, we always ended up with all the spare modules in cardboard boxes. At the end the situation wese quite messy, so we decided to make some ad-hoc boxes using the laser cut. Now we are sharing the designs, they are all available on our...
  5. DMX Master Shield

    Today the DMX Master Shield is officially available worldwide on the Arduino Store! For the ones who don’t know the possibilities of this shield, it is able to control a series of 512 DMX outputs, individually, using Arduino and TinkerKit! It is part of the TinkerKit DMX family, new toys...
  6. Processing Tutorials!

    Good news! We just released a series of lessons about how to interface processing with your TinkerKit!, take a look in the tutorials section. They start from a basic introduction to the brand new Processing Library, then they move on to something more specific, like how to map and calibrate...
  7. Processing Library released!

    We just released a Processing Library to communicate with the TinkerKit! modules. With this library it’s super-easy to extend your Processing creations in the physical world. Check out the dedicated page, the reference and the source on GitHub. We are working on a series of tutorials that show how to...
  8. 3D printed enclosure

    Yesterday a Thingiverse user registered as wildseyed released a 3D printed enclosure for the TK board. Great job, we’re keen to print it out and post the results, here some pictures from the Thingiverse page:
  9. Collegio di Milano sent their projects!

    The institute of Collegio di Milano (college of Milan) organized a course called “How To Be a Maker” where they used TinkerKit! to realize their interactive projects. They had a lot of fun and the projects are very nice, you can see their outcomes on the Projects page and on...
  10. LCD & Windows 7 Driver Fix

    Thanks to our active users, we discovered that there was a bug in the Windows 7 drivers for the TinkerKit! LCD module. We found out the problem, it was some factory setup that we immediately changed for the future models. You can find a detailed tutorial here on how to...
  11. LCD module

    Your browser does not support the video tag. We just released the new LCD modules, you can find them on the Arduino Store or your favourite distributor. With this new component, controlling an LCD screen has never been easier; in fact we released the TKLCD library that simplifies all the...
  12. We’re online!

      Good news everyone! TinkerKit! is back with a brand new website! Considering how we’re growing as a community, we thought it’s a good idea if we have our own space where we can showcase our projects and publish source and instructions on how to make them. Now everyone can...