Makerfaire Rome 2018 - The European Edition Review

MakerFaire Rome is huge, spread over seven halls at Fiera di Roma, just outside of Rome. There were 700 stalls from 61 countries; this event clearly draws in crowds from across the world.

Best Orange Pi Prime Case Options

The Orange Pi Prime is a neat single-board computer similar to the Raspberry Pi. Its powerful hardware makes it suitable for a bevy of uses. While picking an operating system for the Orange Pi Prime might afford the most excitement, a case to protect your SBC is equally as essential. Though cases for the Orange Pi Prime aren't as prevalent as Raspberry Pi cases are, you can still find some solid choices. Check out the best Orange Pi Prime cases you can buy!

IoT LoRa Boards Launch on Kickstarter With Raspberry Pi, Micro:Bit, Arduino Support

The single-board computer (SBC) space is populated with tons of maker boards. While the Raspberry Pi is arguably the best known and most popular, there's the Odroid XU4, Orange Pi Prime, Asus Tinker Board, and more. Now, Pi Supply is poised to launch the IoT LoRa board in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about the IoT LoRa board!

3Dsimo Offers Versatile MultiPro Pen for Makers: Overview and Giveaway!

The maker space ranges from do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics projects to art. Certain maker endeavors combine functions, requiring soldering or etching. Enter the 3Dsimo MultiPro. This incredibly versatile tool for makers is comprehensive, boasting 3D drawing, soldering, foam cutting, and burning capabilities. Learn more about the 3Dsimo, from what it is to what it can do!

Gigglebot by Dexter Industries Review

Building robots has gotten easier in the past few years. We now have motor control boards, robot platforms and languages that now support every level of user wishing to build a robot.

8 Best DIY Halloween Projects for Makers

With October comes the usual slew of pumpkin-flavored coffee, popcorn, cereal, and virtually anything mildly food-related. What better way to celebrate than with a fun, seasonal maker project? Whether you're looking for a seasonal creation for adults, a family-friendly endeavor, or something in between, there's an option for you. Check out the best DIY Halloween projects for makers!

System76 Prepares for New Open-source Desktop Launch

System76 might not be the only Linux PC manufacturer on the market, but it's certainly one, if not the, top Linux PC companies around. Offering pre-built Linux laptops, servers, and desktops, System76 made the foray into the operating system space with its Pop!_OS, an Ubuntu derivative which concentrates on makers and do-it-yourself (DIY) fanatics. However, System76 isn't just providing a customized Linux distro. Now, the Denver, Colorado-based company prepares to launch a set of open-source desktops.

Best OSes for the Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC

The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC Renegade is a nifty Raspberry Pi competitor. This single-board computer features tons of case options since it's compatible with many Raspberry Pi cases. Plus, it's capable of running a variety of applications, from home theatre PC (HTPC) and gaming apps to media server software. Check out the best Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC operating systems (OSes) you can find!

Teclast F5 Laptop Review

Can lightning strike twice? The Teclast F7 which we reviewed previously has become an ideal laptop for cost conscious-makers, needing a slim and light laptop but with a full 1080p screen.

Maker Faire Rome Hits October 12-14 2018

Maker Faire Rome, the European Edition hits on October 12-14, 2018. In typical Maker Faire fashion, this event will focus on the maker space. More specifically, Maker Faire Rome promises an onus on robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and spaceflight. Packed with innovators, makers, and visionaries, Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition will take place at Fiera di Roma. Boasting seven pavillions, it's a wide-spanning event with tons of coverage. Learn more about Maker Faire Rome 2018!

Picroft Migrates to Raspbian Stretch: Picroft Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Mycroft on the Raspberry Pi is a neat artificial intelligence (AI) project. This do-it-yourself (DIY) virtual assistant provides an open-source alternative to the likes of Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. You can spin up Mycroft on the Raspberry Pi, or purchase a Mycroft device such as the Mark I or Mark II that's ready to go out-of-the-box. When the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ launched, compatibility with Mycroft for the Pi, or Picroft, broke. However, with an update to Raspbian Stretch, Picroft now works on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+.

Best ASUS Tinker Board Case Options

ASUS scored a major hit with its Tinker Board. The credit card-sized single-board computer sports a Rochchip RK3328 Cortex-A17 quad-core system-on-chip (SoC), 4K video support, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and an ARM Mali-T764 GPU. There are loads of ASUS Tinker Board operating system (OS) options, from the Debian-based TinkerOS to Laka, Android, and Flint OS. While you can get started with the ASUS Tinker Board using merely the board itseslf, a power supply, and microSD card, you'll likely want a case as well. Check out the best ASUS Tinker Board case options you can buy!

Orange Pi Prime Best OS Options: Top Orange Pi Prime Operating Systems

The Orange Pi Prime is, as the name suggests, a Raspberry Pi competitor. Aside from the fruit-filled name, the Orange Pi Prime shares much in common with the Raspberry Pi. Notably, both maker boards boast an impressive roster of compatible operating systems. From Linux to Android, these are the Orange Pi Prime best OS options available!

Best Odroid XU4 Projects

While there are tons of maker boards, the Raspberry Pi remains the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. It's a versatile board that's capable of running anything from a basic Linux desktop to a retro arcade and robotics. Still, it's far from the only option around. Plenty of SBCs provide viable Raspberry Pi alternatives. Among these, the Odroid XU4 is a top choice. Packed with computing power, tons of operating system (OS) compatibility, and featuring many case options, the Odroid XU4 is an awesome maker board. Check out the best Odroid XU4 projects you can make!

Best Libre Computer Cases: ROC-RK3328-CC Case Options

There are tons of single-board computer (SBC) devices on the market. Though the Raspberry Pi is probably the most popular, competing maker boards such as the Odroid XU4 provide stellar functionality. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC is a neat SBC powered by a Rockchip RK3328 system on chip (SoC). For both protection and cooling, you'll want to consider what case to use for your Libre Computer Renegade. Check out the best Libre Computer cases for the ROC-RK3328-CC!

Lakka Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Image: Testing the Lakka 3B+ Release

The Raspberry Pi is a utilitarian single-board computer (SBC) with loads of uses. While it's suited to tasks such as running a web server or media server, robotics, and smart home automation, one of the top Raspberry Pi projects for beginners and hardcore makers alike is a retro game console. There are several options for retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi including RetroPie, Recalbox, and Lakka. With the debut of the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ board, support for several operating systems (OS) broke. However, Lakka 2.1.1 ushered in Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support. Learn about the Lakka Raspberry Pi 3 B+ image runs!

Best ASUS Tinker Board OS Options

The single-board computer (SBC) space is heavily populated. While the Raspberry Pi generally benefits from the most attention, there are plenty of Raspberry Pi alternatives. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC, Orange Prime Pi, and UDOO x86 are all solid competitors. The ASUS Tinker Board is an excellent SBC which boasts powerful performance, decent community support, and tons of project ideas. You can run a bevy of operating systems (OSes) on the nifty development board. Check out the best ASUS Tinker Board OS options!

Pimoroni Picade Build, Hack and Review

Well, the new Picade from Pimoroni is even smaller than a bartop, yet still packs enough power to emulate every home console and the majority of arcade releases up to the millennium. Thanks to the Raspberry Pi 3.