Ian Buckley

Ian Buckley is a writer, musician, and perpetual tinkerer. Commonly found surrounded by hobby electrical components, he's also a keen programmer and likes to build crazy-sounding instruments with microcontrollers. In addition to Electromaker, Ian writes over at MakeUseOf and has bylines at the likes of Online Tech Tips as well as Help Desk Geek.

Announcing the Winners of the The Make it Smart with Nordic Thingy:91 Contest

Announcing the Winners of the The Make it Smart with Nordic Thingy:91 Contest

After 5 months of planning and building, find out what the top prize winners of the Make It Smart contest built.
Handy Geng’s Phone Charger Case Is Far From Useless

Handy Geng’s Phone Charger Case Is Far From Useless

Dubbed "China's Useless Edison," this build is impressive!
Electromaker of the Month - April 2022 Winners!

Electromaker of the Month - April 2022 Winners!

Find out which projects won prizes this month.
New Event-Based Vision Sensor Does Things Differently

New Event-Based Vision Sensor Does Things Differently

By reporting only changes in its field of view it saves precious processor power.
The Raspberry Pi Now Supports External GPUs

The Raspberry Pi Now Supports External GPUs

Sort of. It's still an amazing two-year feat!
Insteon Suddenly Goes Under Leaving Users in the Dark

Insteon Suddenly Goes Under Leaving Users in the Dark

The proprietary smart home system shut its servers without warning
Registration Is Open for Rt-Thread Iot OS Tech Conference 2022

Registration Is Open for Rt-Thread Iot OS Tech Conference 2022

The Real-Time Operating System's conference hosts a wide range of topics.
Rockchip’s Budget RK3588S Is Now Available as a Single Board Computer

Rockchip’s Budget RK3588S Is Now Available as a Single Board Computer

The lower-cost, paired-down processor is still a powerful beast for the money.
Get Into Biohacking With Sparkfun’s Updated MyoWare Muscle Sensor Ecosystem

Get Into Biohacking With Sparkfun’s Updated MyoWare Muscle Sensor Ecosystem

The new line of products includes muscle sensors, Arduino shields, LED readouts, and more.
Raspberry Pi Ditches the Default ‘Pi’ Username

Raspberry Pi Ditches the Default ‘Pi’ Username

The long-awaited change fixes a big human security hole
Electromaker of the Month - March 2022 winners!

Electromaker of the Month - March 2022 winners!

Meet the Makers that caught our judges eye in March
Xreart Nintendo Game Boy Color Frame Review

Xreart Nintendo Game Boy Color Frame Review

Xreart turns old electronics into framed artworks that fit well in any setting and make the perfect gift.
New Video Series: Which Microcontroller Is Right for You?

New Video Series: Which Microcontroller Is Right for You?

Join engineer and educator Robin Mitchell in a whistlestop tour of popular MCUs.
Electrolux Accidentally Bricks Thousands of Microwaves With OTA Update

Electrolux Accidentally Bricks Thousands of Microwaves With OTA Update

Oof.
Doom Comes to the Raspberry Pi Pico

Doom Comes to the Raspberry Pi Pico

Because of course it does
Electromaker of the Month - February 2022 winners!

Electromaker of the Month - February 2022 winners!

The first three projects have been chosen to win prizes for their creativity!
The Electromaker 2022 Board Guide is Here!

The Electromaker 2022 Board Guide is Here!

Wondering which microcontroller or SBC to use? We can help!
Join the 20th Anniversary Create the Future Design Contest

Join the 20th Anniversary Create the Future Design Contest

The annual event recognizing engineering innovation is back!