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.

Maker Board Spotlight: Rock Pi X

Maker Board Spotlight: Rock Pi X

The Rock Pi X is a sub $100 x86 single-board computer. Is it the cheap desktop replacement we've been waiting for?
RasPad 3.0 Video Unboxing and Review

RasPad 3.0 Video Unboxing and Review

The RasPad 3 is a case for the Raspberry Pi 4 that turns it into a functional tablet. It's a compelling idea, but how practical is it to use?
Maker Board Spotlight - Nordic Thingy:91

Maker Board Spotlight - Nordic Thingy:91

The Thingy:91 packs a lot into a tiny space. Just shy of 6 x 6 cm when in its plastic case and soft silicone cover, it's a tiny PCB incorporating an array of sensors, connectivity options, and an onboard single cell LiPo battery.
Maker Board Spotlight: Rock960

Maker Board Spotlight: Rock960

The Rock960 is a great maker board powered by an RK3399 SoC. WIth a powerful NPU, machine learning and artificial intelligence processing, plus Android and Linux support, the Rock960 is an excellent single-board computer. But should you get one? Find out in our look at the Rock960 SBC!
Adafruit Huzzah32 Specs and More

Adafruit Huzzah32 Specs and More

ESP32 and ESP8266 microcontrollers each have their value. The Adafruit Feather Huzzah8266 is a great ESP8266-based microcontroller while its ESP8266 architecture. Additionally, Adafruit offers its Huzzah32 ESP32 Feather board. Learn all about the Adafruit Huzah32 Feather, from what it is to what it can do!
Maker Board Spotlight: Toybrick RK3399Pro Development Kit

Maker Board Spotlight: Toybrick RK3399Pro Development Kit

The Toybrick RK3399Pro Dev Kit is a powerful artificial intelligence capable single-board computer with an RK3399Pro SoC at its core. Learn all about the Toybrick RK3399Pro, from what it is to whether you should get one and what it can do!
Maker Board Spotlight: Nordic nRF5340 DK

Maker Board Spotlight: Nordic nRF5340 DK

The Nordic nRF5340 DK is a powerful development board that features top-notch connectivity including BLE, Mesh, Zigbee, NFC, and Thread. As such, it's a great board for smart home IoT projects. But should you buy one? Learn if the Nordic nRF5340 DK is right for you in our hands-on review!
Adafruit Feather M0 Express Specs and More

Adafruit Feather M0 Express Specs and More

The Adafruit Feather M0 Express is a great, affordable microcontroller that's Arduino IDE-compatible and works with MakeCode, MicroPython, and CircuitPython. Learn all about the Adafruit Feather M0 Express, from what it is and its specs to what it can do!
Maker Board Spotlight: Nordic nRF9160 DK

Maker Board Spotlight: Nordic nRF9160 DK

The Nordic nRF9160 DK is a great development kit. With Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, and LTE, the Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 DK is an excellent dev kit for IoT projects.
Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino Leonardo

Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino Leonardo

The Arduino Leonardo is a great maker board for a variety of purposes. Learn all about what the Arduino Leonardo is, from its specs to what projects it's best for and who should buy one!
Onion Omega2+ Specs and More

Onion Omega2+ Specs and More

The Onion Omega2+ is a great microcontroller for IoT projects. With solid specs and the ability to run C, C++, Python, NodeJS, and more, it's a cheap but good MCU. But should you buy one? Learn all about the Onion Omega2+, from specs to what it can do!
Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino Mega 2560

Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino Mega 2560

Learn all about the Arduino Mega 2560, from its specs to what it can do and if it's the right microcontroller to fit your needs!
Maker Board Spotlight: UDOO Neo

Maker Board Spotlight: UDOO Neo

Learn all about the UDOO Neo, from what it is and its specs, to what it can do and if you should buy one!
Maker Board Spotlight: UDOO x86 II Advanced Plus and Ultra

Maker Board Spotlight: UDOO x86 II Advanced Plus and Ultra

The UDOO x86 single-board computer is an x86 SBC that's capable of running Linux, Windows, Chrome OS, and Android. Boasting desktop OS capabilities, it's a beefy maker board that's great for a variety of projects. Learn more about the UDOO x86 II, from what it is and its specs to what it can do and if you should buy one!
Embedded Learner Board Review

Embedded Learner Board Review

The Embedded Learner Board from Moonshot Junior is a fantastic maker starter kit. It's affordable, versatile, and easy to use. But should you buy one? Learn more in our hands-on Moonshot Jr. Embedded Learner Board review!
Maker Board Spotlight: Rock Pi S

Maker Board Spotlight: Rock Pi S

The Rock Pi S is a small, affordable single-board computer. Rocking Ethernet, USB, and a slew of onboard connectors including GPIO, the Rock Pi S is a good, cheap SBC. But should you get one? Learn all about the Rock Pi S, from its specs to what it can do!

Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino MKR1000

The Arduino MKR1000 is a low-cost development board that's capable of tons of different projects. From IoT projects to smart home automation, it's a great microcontroller for a lot of different applications. Find out all about the Arduino MKR1000, from its specs to if you should buy one!

Maker Board Spotlight: NXP MIMXRT1010-EVK i.MX RT1010 Evaluation Kit

The NXP MIMXRT1010-EVK i.MX RT1010 Evaluation Kit is an ARM-based development board that's great for prototyping. Learn all about the NXP MIMXRT1010-EVK i.MX RT1010 Evaluation Kit, from specs and what it can do to if it's the right board for you!