Browsing the "electronics" Tag

Upcycling with Arduino: 7 Projects

August 14th, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The Arduino electronics platform allows you take junk you've got laying around, and turn it into cool, and often useful, tools and machines


How Recycling Your DVR Can Create Jobs for Challenged Workers

September 26th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Consumer electronics create massive amounts of waste... and massive opportunities for recycling. Much of the e-waste slated for recycling, however, gets dumped in developing countries where poor safety practices create health threats for workers and community members. Couldn't all of this usable waste serve the creation of safe, meaningful jobs? DISH thinks so, and has announced a partnership that will create jobs for workers with challenges finding and keeping employment


Buying Second-Hand Online: Better for your Wallet & the Planet

August 19th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Buying second-hand products as a means to saving money and resources is kind of a no-brainer: gently used items will always cost you less, and you're making more efficient use of the materials and energy that went into creating them. Taking your thrift shopping online expands the possibilities of finding just the right thing


5 Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Money at the Same Time

June 4th, 2013 | by Guest Author

You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips



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