Moe Long

Moe Long is an editor, writer, and tech buff with a particular appreciation for Linux, Raspberry Pis, and retro gaming. Writing online since 2013, Moe has bylines at MakeUseOf, TechBeacon, DZone, SmartHomeBeginner, DEV.to, DVD Netflix, and Electropages. You can read his writings on film and pop culture at Cup of Moe, check out his tech reviews, guides, and tutorials at Tech Up Your Life, and hear his thoughts on movies on the Celluloid Fiends podcast. Aside from writing and editing, Moe has an online course, the Beginner's Guide to Affiliate Blogging From Scratch. When he's not hammering away at his keyboard, he enjoys running, reading, watching cinema, listening to vinyl, and playing with his dog Sebastian

RP2040 Board Comparison - Which RP2040 Board Should You Buy

RP2040 Board Comparison - Which RP2040 Board Should You Buy

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released its very own system-on-chip in the RP2040. While its Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller uses the RP2040, there are other MCUs based on Pi Silicon. Compare the Raspberry Pi Pico vs. Adafruit Feather RP2040 vs. Adafruit ItsyBitsy RP2040 vs. Pimoroni Tiny RP2040 vs. SparkFun Thing Plus vs. SparkFun Pro Micro vs. SparkFun MicroMod and find out which RP2040 board is best!
Electromaker Show Episode 31

Electromaker Show Episode 31

Welcome to the Electromaker Show, episode 31! This week saw some neat Raspberry Pi Pico projects, the Tube map drawn on a BBC micro:bit, and an Inkplate 10 released. Check out these top maker, tech, DIY, IoT, embedded, and crowdfunding news stories from the week!
How to Install Elementary OS on Raspberry Pi

How to Install Elementary OS on Raspberry Pi

Learn how to install Elementary OS Linux on the Raspberry Pi 4! Elementary OS is a fast, privacy-focused, open Linux distro. And with an early access build for the Raspberry Pi, it's a great way to get a lovely desktop experience on the Raspberry Pi 4.
LibreELEC Raspberry Pi HTPC - How to Install LibreELEC on the Raspberry Pi

LibreELEC Raspberry Pi HTPC - How to Install LibreELEC on the Raspberry Pi

LibreELEC is a just-enough Kodi OS available for a number of devices. Make a DIYLibreELEC Raspberry Pi 4 HTPC for streaming, local file playback, and more!
Electromaker Show Episode 30

Electromaker Show Episode 30

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 30! This week saw some major news with the release of the Raspberry Pi Pico, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's first-ever microcontroller. Plus, the Plybot 3D printer seeks crowdfunding, a new crop of Arduino RP2040 boards are popping up, and more maker madness!
Best Seeed Studio Grove Modules, Sensors, and Accessories

Best Seeed Studio Grove Modules, Sensors, and Accessories

If you're using Seeed Studio's Grove ecosystem for Arduino, you'll want the right accessories. Check out the best Seeed Studio Grove modules, sensors, and peripherals including moisture sensors, breadboards, and more!
Best Adafruit NeoPixels Devices

Best Adafruit NeoPixels Devices

Adafruit's NeoPixels individually-addressable LED lights come in all shapes and sizes. Check out the best Adafruit NeoPixels devices, from light strips and through-hole LEDs to matrices and everything in between!
Electromaker Show Episode 29

Electromaker Show Episode 29

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 29! This week saw a boozy barrel Raspberry Pi barcade, DIY Thor’s Hammer, Little Bee current & magnetic field probe, plus more awesome maker stories. Check out these maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded updates!
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Plex Player

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Plex Player

Learn how to create a Raspberry Pi Plex client! Watch your Raspberry Pi media server library on the Raspberry Pi for a great Plex streaming device.
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.
How to Install Plex on the Raspberry Pi 4

How to Install Plex on the Raspberry Pi 4

Learn how to install Plex on the Raspberry Pi 4 for a low-power media server option that's perfect for Plex in-home streaming. Plus, take a look at Rasperry Pi Plex server performance, and find out why you should buila a Raspberry Pi Plex server NAS.
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!
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Torrent Box

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Torrent Box

The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic maker board with tons of potential. It's simple to get started with, and incredibly functional. Because of its low power consumption, the Raspberry Pi remains ideal for use as an always-on PC. As such, running a media or file server works well on a Pi. Similarly, the Raspberry Pi presents ideal hardware for a torrent box. Learn how to make a Raspberry Pi torrent box!
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.
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Python Web Server

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Python Web Server

Because of its small footprint, energy efficiency, and reasonable computing power, the Raspberry Pi makes an excellent server. You can spin up a media server using the likes of Plex, Emby, and OpenMediaVault, or a web server running WordPress, Drupal, Apache, or NGINX. Similarly, you can make a Python web server with a Raspberry Pi and Flask. Learn how to build a Raspberry Py Python web server!
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!
How to Install Nginx on the Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Nginx Web Server

How to Install Nginx on the Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Nginx Web Server

Learn how to install NGINX on the Raspberry Pi for a DIY Raspberry Pi-powered NGINX web server!