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Here at Electromaker, we love makers, and not just the maker space and projects. We adore actual makers too. Often, the focus falls on their creations. Let's learn more about DIYer and awesome Electromaker community member Gyro!
With the holidays approaching, you’ll want to start thinking about what to get that special maker in your life. While electronics often connote a high price tag, plenty of affordable maker Christmas gifts abound.
The Orange Pi Prime is a neat single-board computer similar to the Raspberry Pi. Its powerful hardware makes it suitable for a bevy of uses. While picking an operating system for the Orange Pi Prime might afford the most excitement, a case to protect your SBC is equally as essential. Though cases for the Orange Pi Prime aren't as prevalent as Raspberry Pi cases are, you can still find some solid choices. Check out the best Orange Pi Prime cases you can buy!
With October comes the usual slew of pumpkin-flavored coffee, popcorn, cereal, and virtually anything mildly food-related. What better way to celebrate than with a fun, seasonal maker project? Whether you're looking for a seasonal creation for adults, a family-friendly endeavor, or something in between, there's an option for you. Check out the best DIY Halloween projects for makers!
The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC Renegade is a nifty Raspberry Pi competitor. This single-board computer features tons of case options since it's compatible with many Raspberry Pi cases. Plus, it's capable of running a variety of applications, from home theatre PC (HTPC) and gaming apps to media server software. Check out the best Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC operating systems (OSes) you can find!
ASUS scored a major hit with its Tinker Board. The credit card-sized single-board computer sports a Rochchip RK3328 Cortex-A17 quad-core system-on-chip (SoC), 4K video support, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and an ARM Mali-T764 GPU. There are loads of ASUS Tinker Board operating system (OS) options, from the Debian-based TinkerOS to Laka, Android, and Flint OS. While you can get started with the ASUS Tinker Board using merely the board itseslf, a power supply, and microSD card, you'll likely want a case as well. Check out the best ASUS Tinker Board case options you can buy!
The Orange Pi Prime is, as the name suggests, a Raspberry Pi competitor. Aside from the fruit-filled name, the Orange Pi Prime shares much in common with the Raspberry Pi. Notably, both maker boards boast an impressive roster of compatible operating systems. From Linux to Android, these are the Orange Pi Prime best OS options available!
While there are tons of maker boards, the Raspberry Pi remains the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. It's a versatile board that's capable of running anything from a basic Linux desktop to a retro arcade and robotics. Still, it's far from the only option around. Plenty of SBCs provide viable Raspberry Pi alternatives. Among these, the Odroid XU4 is a top choice. Packed with computing power, tons of operating system (OS) compatibility, and featuring many case options, the Odroid XU4 is an awesome maker board. Check out the best Odroid XU4 projects you can make!
There are tons of single-board computer (SBC) devices on the market. Though the Raspberry Pi is probably the most popular, competing maker boards such as the Odroid XU4 provide stellar functionality. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC is a neat SBC powered by a Rockchip RK3328 system on chip (SoC). For both protection and cooling, you'll want to consider what case to use for your Libre Computer Renegade. Check out the best Libre Computer cases for the ROC-RK3328-CC!
The Raspberry Pi is a utilitarian single-board computer (SBC) with loads of uses. While it's suited to tasks such as running a web server or media server, robotics, and smart home automation, one of the top Raspberry Pi projects for beginners and hardcore makers alike is a retro game console. There are several options for retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi including RetroPie, Recalbox, and Lakka. With the debut of the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ board, support for several operating systems (OS) broke. However, Lakka 2.1.1 ushered in Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support. Learn about the Lakka Raspberry Pi 3 B+ image runs!
The single-board computer (SBC) space is heavily populated. While the Raspberry Pi generally benefits from the most attention, there are plenty of Raspberry Pi alternatives. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC, Orange Prime Pi, and UDOO x86 are all solid competitors. The ASUS Tinker Board is an excellent SBC which boasts powerful performance, decent community support, and tons of project ideas. You can run a bevy of operating systems (OSes) on the nifty development board. Check out the best ASUS Tinker Board OS options!
The Raspberry Pi is argualby the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. However, the SBC space is ripe with a plethora of Raspberry Pi alternatives. Notably, the Odroid XU4, ASUS Tinker Board, and Libre Computer ROC Renegade are superb Raspberry Pi competitors. The UDOO x86 is a powerful single-board computer which boasts tons of uses. Check out the top six best UDOO 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!
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!
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!
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.