10 Best Arduino Projects

The Arduino is a programmable circuit board, or microcontroller. It's open-source, and may be used for a variety of neat maker projects. Notably, it differs from single-board computers (SBCs) such as the Raspberry Pi in that the Arduino focuses on interfacing with software which interacts with the physical board. As such, Arduino projects are more maker-oriented, whereas SBC projects range from basic Linux desktops and retro gaming machines to advanced robotics. Nevertheless, there are loads of Arduino projects which you can make. Check out the 10 best Arduino projects!

Getting Started With the Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC: Review and Tutorial

Single-board computers (SBCs) range from the Raspberry Pi to the Odroid XU4. While the Raspberry Pi is undoubtedly the most popular option on the market, others such as the ASUS Tinker Board provide increased power. For a superb single-board computer with excellent operating system (OS) compatibility, processing performance, and a dedicated community, check out the Libre Computer board ROC-RK3328-CC. Learn more about getting started in this Libre Computer Renegade review!

10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects

In the single-board computer (SBC) space, there are loads of maker boards. These include the Odroid XU4, ASUS Tinker Board, UDOO x86, and Orange Pi Prime. However, the most popular SBC on the market remains the Raspberry Pi. With its various iterations, solid price to performance ratio, and fantastic community support, the Raspberry Pi is easily the top development board available. Since it's such a widely-adopted SBC, the Raspberry Pi features tons of projects ideas. Check out 10 best Raspberry Pi projects!

What are the Gemma M0 and CircuitPython?

MicroPython has come a long way since Damien George first released his Kickstarter for the PyBoard in 2014. Originally a fork of Python 3 for microcontrollers we now have a mature Micro Python platform available for a diverse range of boards such as the BBC micro:bit, WiPy, and ESP32 and this range keeps growing. Adafruit, the American maker company has long been a supporter of the maker community, and in recent months they have released their own “fork” of the MicroPython project and it is called CircuitPython.

9 Best Raspberry Pi Smart Home Software Options

The Raspberry Pi is a utilitarian single-board computer (SBC) designed for a bevy of applications. With its small footprint and low power draw combined with beefy processing capabilities for its size, the Raspberry Pi is well-suited as an always-on device.

Build a Persistence of Vision Lightsaber for Jedi Mind Tricks!

YouTuber and maker BitLuni has teamed up with Electromaker to use persistence of vision in a DIY lightsaber prop, which combines images and sound to create a stunning Star Wars atmosphere!

5 Best Odroid XU4 Cases Available

The Odroid XU4 is a powerful single-board computer (SBC). Because of its increased RAM and octa-core processing, the Odroid XU4 is a Raspberry Pi competitor which bests the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Learn more about the Odroid XU4 and check out the best Odroid XU4 cases available!

ODroid XU4 vs Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Though tons of single-board computers exist, the Raspberry Pi and Odroid XU4 are among the most popular. Learn more about the Odroid XU4 vs Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and find out which is best for your needs!

13 Best Operating Systems for the Odroid XU4: Odroid XU4 Supported OS Options

The Odroid XU4 is a powerful, versatile single-board computer (SBC). Because of its octa-core processor, it’s more powerful than the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, making it a worthy Raspberry Pi alternative.

Getting started with the Odroid XU4

The Odroid XU4 is a single-board computer (SBC) similar to the Raspberry Pi. Released by South Korean company Hardkernel Co Ltd, the Odroid XU4 ranks among the more powerful SBCs available.

Build Your Own DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet Using a Raspberry Pi Zero

In the 1980s the arcade was where we saw the latest games. A cacophony of sound and lights designed to entice us to part with our 10p/25c to save the world, go out for a drive, or eat power pills.

DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 4 - Assembly and configuration

Here we are, the end of the journey that has taken us four parts, many mistakes and lots of learning. Building this project has used multiple skills, chiefly design and fabrication using the K40 laser cutter. Using a laser cutter for small projects (keychains, signs etc.) is rather simple, but an arcade cabinet requires careful design and lots of iterations in the fabrication process.

DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 3 - Laser Cutting

This week we start cutting the cabinet using the K40 laser cutter, and like any complex project, we hit a few issues. But remember dear reader, these issues are not roadblocks, they do not end our journey as a maker, rather they are wrong turns that help us understand how to create complex projects where tolerances are tight.

DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 2 - Component selection

In this second part of the project we look at the components that will be used to build the cabinet, discuss the reason they were chosen, and document their physical dimensions.

RetroPie vs Recalbox vs Lakka for retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi

On the Raspberry Pi, there are countless project ideas ranging from an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant to a wall-mounted dashboard, low-powered home theatre PC (HTPC), and even a cryptocurrency mining rig.

DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 1 - Planning

In the 1980s there was one place to go if you wanted the latest games, your local arcade. These arcades buzzed with electronic lights and sounds, designed to entice us to play the latest games. Classics such as Pacman, Space Invaders, Chase HQ, Operation Wolf offered an alternate reality for only 20p!

12 Best Linux Operating Systems for the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi boards are functional single-board computers (SBCs) capable of serving as a foundation for a smattering of projects. There’s a veritable treasure trove of operating system (OS) options for the Raspberry Pi. Raspbian remains a top choice, and one of the most popular Raspberry Pi Linux distros. However, there are plenty of additional Raspberry Pi desktop options. Check out the best OS for Raspberry Pi boards!

15 Awesome Raspberry Pi cases

Do you fancy jazzing up your Raspberry Pi? Check out our top 15 Pi cases in our latest roundup!
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