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!

What is the K40 laser cutter and how can I set one up? [Part 1]

At Makerspaces / Hackspaces I have noticed one thing, “people come for the 3D printers, but stay for the laser cutters” and why is that? Well, dear reader, it is because they are quick and relatively easy to use.

How to make a DIY portable retro gaming console

Want to get started with portable retro gaming? Check out these kits!

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.

Programming WS2812B LEDs with ATtiny85

We introduced the remarkably cheap Arduino alternative, the ATtiny85 in another blog post <<ED LINK TO THAT POST PLEASE>> so this tutorial assumes that you have taken the steps in that post to setup your ATtiny85 and the Arduino IDE.