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NerdKits Newsletter Archives » NerdKits Newsletter #17 - the new NerdKits Library

May 07, 2011
by mrobbins
(NerdKits Staff)

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This newsletter was released on May 7, 2011.

Hi! This is the seventeenth edition of the NerdKits Newsletter, which we publish once in a while to keep you and the world up to date with everything going on at NerdKits.

  1. The NerdKits Library
  2. Awesome Customer Projects

THE NERDKITS LIBRARY

The NerdKits team is proud to bring you a new section of the Members area - the NerdKits Library. The NerdKits Library is a Wiki-style repository of information where you, the community, can contribute content for others to learn from, and for you to refer back to later. Head over to

http://www.nerdkits.com/library/

to check out the new Library.

Since we added the NerdKits Forums to our site about two years ago, we have been very happy to see how active the community has been. You all continue to impress us in the breadth and scope of your projects, and how much you are all willing to help each other. Although these threaded conversations are great, some users have expressed the desire for a more organized repository of information, and from there the idea for a NerdKits Wiki-like section grew. The information on the library will hopefully bring together the things you have discovered through the forums and through exploration and eventually become a great reference for you and for new community members.

Over the past few months, our staff and a few members of our community have been hard at work putting together the backend software and building the initial framework. As of this moment, the Library is now open for you to post on, reference, and enjoy!

The NerdKits team would like to take this opportunity to thank users bretm, jbremnant, Rick_S, and Ralphxyz. These four community members have been instrumental in conceiving the idea and creating the initial framework for the Library.

AWESOME CUSTOMER PROJECTS

The BeerRiot blog demonstrates a "tile-swap matching game" demonstrating the LCD and several control buttons. You can see a demo video of the game here:

http://vimeo.com/19957450

and more information on the blog post:

http://blog.beerriot.com/2011/02/14/nerdkit-gaming/

User NK_EK have been working on his photography club rating kit for a while. Its a great example of a project that grows in complexity, but in the end NK_EK did a great job of bringing all together. He does a great job of explaining it all in this forum thread.

http://www.nerdkits.com/forum/thread/722/

User missile3944 put together a "Cheat Code project" to help him get to the cheat codes for his game easier. He even put up a video to show off his project.

http://www.nerdkits.com/forum/thread/1487/

We always love it when a customer packages their NerdKit up in an interesting way. DrPancake did a great job of giving his NerdKit a really clean look, which he says is easier to move around. We hope this inspires others!

http://www.nerdkits.com/forum/thread/1546/

As always we encourage everyone to put their projects up on the forums, and as of now you can add a special page for your own projects in the library:

http://www.nerdkits.com/library/projects/

THANKS!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for being such great customers. Make sure you tell your friends and neighbors about NerdKits so we can keep the world's DIY spirit alive!

Best wishes,

Humberto & Mike
NerdKits, L.L.C.
http://www.nerdkits.com/

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