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Maker Board Spotlight: SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green

Maker Board Spotlight: SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green

Learn all about the BeagleBoard BeagleBone Green and BeagleBone Green Wireless, from what they can do to specs and if this is the right single-board computer to fit your needs!
What is a Microcontroller

What is a Microcontroller

What is a microcontroller and what can a microcontroller do? Learn about MCUs vs SBCs, the difference in a microcontroller and microprocessor, plus more!
Electromaker Show Episode 28

Electromaker Show Episode 28

Catch up on this week's latest maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded news stories! Highlights include an ESP32-based retro game console that's being crowdfunded, the Brainfuino Arduino clone, PiBoy CM4 & SRX handheld retro gaming consoles leaked, and a powerful ARM SBC in the Inforce 6560.
What are Adafruit NeoPixels and Should You Use Them?

What are Adafruit NeoPixels and Should You Use Them?

What exactly is Adafruit NeoPixels? These high-quality individually-addressable RGB LEDs are great for a variety of projects. From what NeoPixels are and which NeoPixel devices exist to what you can make with them, here's a primer on Adafruit NeoPixels LEDs!
Best Single-Board Computers for Every Use and Budget in 2021

Best Single-Board Computers for Every Use and Budget in 2021

Check out the best single-board computers you can buy in 2021 for all uses and budgets! From ARM SBCs to x86 single board computers that run Windows, SBCs for gaming, the fastest single board computer, and everything in-between, here are the best SBCs to fit your needs!
Your Child Wants an Arduino -- Where Do You Start?

Your Child Wants an Arduino -- Where Do You Start?

Children (and beginners) need the right foothold to get started with great tools, and the Arduino is no different. With many different versions of the board available over the years, it’s entirely possible that potential users have been put off.
Flashforge Creator Pro 2 3D Printer Review

Flashforge Creator Pro 2 3D Printer Review

The Flashforge Creator Pro 2 3D printer is a high-end 3D printer with a large print bed, dual extruder set up, and a heated print bed. It's easy to use and set up, plus its unique Independent Dual Extrusion (IDEX) lets you print in two different colored filaments simultaneously, print mirrored objects, and more. But should you buy it? Learn all about the Flashforge Creator Pro 2 in our 3D printer review!
Raspberry Pi OS, Imager Updates - Chromium version 84, PulseAudio, and More

Raspberry Pi OS, Imager Updates - Chromium version 84, PulseAudio, and More

The Raspberry Pi Foundation rolled out major updates to Raspberry Pi OS and the Raspberry Pi Imager in December, 2020. Check out the latest updates including printer support, Chromium version 84, PulseAudio, a more streamlined imager, and more!
Electromaker Show Episode 27

Electromaker Show Episode 27

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 27! This week saw the PD Micro Arduino-compatible board with programmable power delivery launch, a Wi-Fi mesh system that’s open-source and hackable debuted, an Odroid Blue Box for Home Assistant was revealed, plus a Raspberry Pi LoFi hip hop radio was built. Check out these maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded updates!
Best x86 SBCs You can Buy in 2020

Best x86 SBCs You can Buy in 2020

Want to run Windows, Linux OSes, Android, and Chrome OS on a single-board computer? You'll need an x86 single-board computer. These are the best x86 SBCs on the market, from the UDOO Bolt to the Odroid H2 and everything in between!
Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESP8266 Specs and More

Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESP8266 Specs and More

The Adafruit Huzzah Feather with ESP8266 is a great Arduino-compatible microcontroller. It can be used with the Arduino IDE, MicroPython, and NodeMCU Lua. It's great for smart home automation, home security, and a variety of other purposes. Learn all about the Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESp8266, from its specs to what it can do and a breakdown of ESP32 vs ESP8266.
What is Grove System Arduino Seeed Studio

What is Grove System Arduino Seeed Studio

The Grove system for Arduino is an open-hardware ecosystem for beginners. It's easy-to-use with plug-and-play connector cables that eliminate soldering or complex wiring, Arduino IDE connectivity, and tons of modules or sensors for fast, easy prototyping. Learn all about what the Seeed Studio Grove system for Arduino is, what modules are available, how cables work, plus more!
Electromaker Show Episode 26

Electromaker Show Episode 26

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 26! This week saw an Arduino CLI update, the Banana Pi BPI-M5 SBC hit shelves, and a new maker board, the Hackboard 2, has been revealed. Check out these maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded updates!
Best Raspberry Pi 4 Cases - Top Raspberry Pi 4 Compatible Cases

Best Raspberry Pi 4 Cases - Top Raspberry Pi 4 Compatible Cases

The Raspberry Pi 4 is an excellent hardware refresh. Keep your Pi 4 safe and secure with the best Raspberry Pi 4 cases on the market!
LattePanda Alpha Specs and More

LattePanda Alpha Specs and More

The LattePanda Alpha is an x86 SBC that can run Windows 10 as well as full-fledged x86 Linux desktop distros like Ubuntu, Pop!_OS, and Debian. It's powered by an Intel Core M3-8100Y dual-core CPU and an Intel UHD 615 iGPU. Outfitted with M.2 connectors, an Arduino co-processor, and fantastic I/O, the LattePanda Alpha is a powerful single-board computer that boasts desktop-replacement capabilities and can serve several purposes, from digital signage and embedded devices to gaming, emulation, and HTPC use.
Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives

Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives

When selecting a Raspberry Pi alternative, think about what you plan to use your single board computer for. This ultimately determines which SBC is most appropriate for your needs with an exploration of the best alternatives for Raspberry Pi boards.
Best Linux Operating Systems for the Raspberry Pi

Best Linux Operating Systems for the Raspberry Pi

Check out the best Linux OSes for the Raspberry Pi. From Raspberry Pi Linux distros for desktop use to gaming, HTPC use, and everything in between, these are the best Linux distros for the Raspberry Pi!
Electromaker Show Episode 25

Electromaker Show Episode 25

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 24! This week saw a major Raspberry Pi OS update, Elementary OS released for the Raspberry Pi, an Adafruit machine learning module for the Raspberry Pi announced, the Nintendo Game and Watch Classic hacked to run Doom, and more. Check out these maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded updates!