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.

What Witchery Is This Tiny Low Power Bluetooth FPGA module?

What Witchery Is This Tiny Low Power Bluetooth FPGA module?

Sweden's Silicon Witchery has created a tiny powerhouse that uses almost no power.
Coolest Projects Global 2022 is GO!

Coolest Projects Global 2022 is GO!

Are you a young maker or coder? This is for you!
The Orange Pi R1 Router Gets a Brand New Box

The Orange Pi R1 Router Gets a Brand New Box

One of the best value mini Linux routers just got better.
Valve Wants You To Mod the Steam Deck

Valve Wants You To Mod the Steam Deck

Well, the shell, at least.
Raspberry Pi Wants You to Test Its New Network Installer

Raspberry Pi Wants You to Test Its New Network Installer

Now you have even more ways to bootstrap your Pi.
We Thought the Nvidia Arm Takeover Was Dead, and It Is.

We Thought the Nvidia Arm Takeover Was Dead, and It Is.

It seems like the rumor mill was spot-on.
Intel Joins Risc-V International, Pledges $1b Innovation Fund

Intel Joins Risc-V International, Pledges $1b Innovation Fund

The famously closed-source ISA makers are making good on their open-source claims.
Low Spec Lovers Look: Linux Lite 5.8 Lands

Low Spec Lovers Look: Linux Lite 5.8 Lands

It's Linux, but really Lite!
The 64-Bit Raspberry Pi OS Has Officially Landed!

The 64-Bit Raspberry Pi OS Has Officially Landed!

After a year of beta testing, Bullseye goes 64-bit!
27 Million mAh Portable Battery Might Be Overkill

27 Million mAh Portable Battery Might Be Overkill

I mean, it'd power the electric truck needed to move it.
$7 Maker Nano RP2040 Is a New Spin on Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect

$7 Maker Nano RP2040 Is a New Spin on Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect

Cytron's new board is cheap, shiny, buzzy, and can connect to all your favorite modules!
Will you be the next Electromaker of the Month prize winner?

Will you be the next Electromaker of the Month prize winner?

Submit your projects to the Electromaker platform, and you could win hardware, Amazon gift vouchers, and a whole host of Electromaker and Nordic swag!
Arduino Releases the Portenta Cat. M1/NB-IoT GNSS Shield

Arduino Releases the Portenta Cat. M1/NB-IoT GNSS Shield

The new shield costs €73.00/US$87.60 and incorporates a Cinterion TX62 module designed for low-power cellular IoT projects.
BalenaOS Adds Odyssey-X86 to Its Expanding Roster of Supported Devices

BalenaOS Adds Odyssey-X86 to Its Expanding Roster of Supported Devices

BalenaOS brings its IoT magic to Odyssey X86 boards!
Nvidia Is Quietly Backing Down on Its $40 Billion Arm Takeover

Nvidia Is Quietly Backing Down on Its $40 Billion Arm Takeover

After backlash from, well, everyone, Nvidia appears to be preparing to abandon its bid to buy Arm Ltd.
AI Goes Miniature: Google Announces the Coral Dev Board Micro

AI Goes Miniature: Google Announces the Coral Dev Board Micro

Google has listed a new Coral AI device: The Dev Board Micro. It'll likely cost < $100 and comes with an onboard camera and microphone.
The Make it Smart with Nordic Thingy:91 Contest launches today!

The Make it Smart with Nordic Thingy:91 Contest launches today!

We've teamed up with Nordic Semiconductor for another contest - there's cash, an Oculus Quest 2, and Amazon vouchers to be won!
Maker Board Spotlight: Nordic Power Profiler Kit II

Maker Board Spotlight: Nordic Power Profiler Kit II

The Nordic Power Profiler Kit II is a USB power monitor and logic analyzer for all microcontrollers, with a 0.8 to 5.0V variable power supply voltage and a 200nA to 1A measurement range. Is it right for you? We think so!