Just went to my local shack last night to pick up one of the new parallax PIR sensors they started carrying and sure enough they have arduinos too! Granted it looks like they are only available as part of a starter kit for ~$60.
I bought the kit from a local Radioshack last Sunday. It is the Makershed version of the Getting Started with Arduino. An easy way to get $10 off is to take the online survey listed at the bottom of your receipt.
I really applaud Radio Shack for what they’re doing – getting back to their roots. But man… Those actors are stiff!
Comment by Joe Cummings` — November 4, 2011 @ 2:58 pm
I’m also proud of radio shack for focusing more on DIY, but these videos are useless without a parts list, schematic or a link to a How To.
If you go to The Great Create portion of their website and search for Atari Punk or LED Art, no results are found.
I know kits for both of these projects are available from the makershed but not everyone knows that. Now that I think about it, maybe the fact they these are available somewhere else is the reason radio shack isn’t providing more info on them.
Anyway, I live in a small town and radio shack is my only source for parts unless I want to drive an hour or order online so I’m definitely happy to have them.