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Maker Board Monday: Bela Mini

The Bela Mini, a small-form-factor version of the Bela Cape for the BeagleBone Board, is a neat microcontroller with an audio-focused real-time operating system and tons of sensor I/O!
Best Headphone Stands You can 3D Print at Home

Best Headphone Stands You can 3D Print at Home

One of the easiest and most practical 3D printable items is a 3D printed headphone stand. Check out the best 3D printable headphone and headset holders for creating custom headset stands!
Best SBCs for NAS Use

Best SBCs for NAS Use

Check out the best SBC for NAS use, from the Raspberry Pi to the UDOO Bolt, and everything in between! From single-board NAS considerations to the benefits of using a maker board as a home server, this is what you need to know.
The Best Kodi Raspberry Pi Distros for a Raspberry Pi Media Center

The Best Kodi Raspberry Pi Distros for a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Check out the best Kodi Raspberry Pi distros, from LibreELEC, OpenELEC, Xbian, and RetroPie to Recalbox and everything in between for Raspberry Pi media player use!
Best RockPro64 Server Software Options

Best RockPro64 Server Software Options

Check out the best RockPro64 server software options for building a DIY NAS with the likes of Plex, Emby, OpenMediaVault, Jellyfin, and more!
Best Odroid XU4 Media Server Software Options

Best Odroid XU4 Media Server Software Options

The Odroid XU4 is a competent NAS device. For an Odroid XU4 media server, there are tons of different options from an Odroid XU4 Plex server to running Emby on the XU4.
Odroid-N2 CoreELEC Edition Released

Odroid-N2 CoreELEC Edition Released

Hardkernel has released its Odroid-N2 CoreELEC Edition for an affordable, easy to make, DIY HTPC.
RS Components Launches Second Comedy Podcast Series

RS Components Launches Second Comedy Podcast Series

RS Components has debuted its second comedy podcast series with witty tech trends and commentary.
Best ASUS Tinker Board OS Options

Best ASUS Tinker Board OS Options

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!
Arduino-powered Edison Bulb clock

Arduino-powered Edison Bulb clock

One of the most popular types of DIY build are those in the steampunk style, where archaic technology is given a modern-day refresh, or modern ideas are styled in the trappings of 19th and early 20th century materials.
Build to the Beat with a Compact Teensy Drum Machine

Build to the Beat with a Compact Teensy Drum Machine

The old joke goes something like this: “What’s the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? You only have to punch the information into the drum machine once.”
Maker Creates Raspberry Pi Synthesizer With Innovative Touch Control

Maker Creates Raspberry Pi Synthesizer With Innovative Touch Control

The Raspberry Pi is a functional development board. This single-board computer (SBC) provides loads of functionality for anything from a low-powered home theatre PC (HTPC) to advanced robotics. Jaewon "J. One" Choi, a talented maker from South Korea, created a fantastic Raspberry Pi synthesizer. Plus, it's capable of being used by anyone with hearing impairments. 
Retro-Styled GTA Radio Powered by Raspberry Pi

Retro-Styled GTA Radio Powered by Raspberry Pi

A video gaming behemoth that has relied on controversy since its early days, the Grand Theft Auto series nevertheless has more to it than ‘steal cars and shoot’.
Astonishing Google NSynth Device Built on Raspberry Pi

Astonishing Google NSynth Device Built on Raspberry Pi

Looking for a totally new sound? You may have just found it. A couple of Google projects have collaborated to produce the NSynth Super, a Raspberry Pi-powered device that uses what has been coined “neural audio synthesis” to analyse the sonic characteristics of source inputs to create entirely new musical voices.
Control a Glockenspiel with Sonic Pi and Lego!

Control a Glockenspiel with Sonic Pi and Lego!

Perhaps the glockenspiel isn’t the first instrument you think of when it comes to electronic music, but thanks to the wonderful Sonic Pi software, that might be about to change...
Get Awesome Sounds with the Pedal-Pi Programmable Guitar Pedal

Get Awesome Sounds with the Pedal-Pi Programmable Guitar Pedal

Increasingly, guitar pedals come with programmable FX that can be saved. With this development comes an opportunity. Couldn’t you just build your own?
Build a MIDI/FX Controller for Your Guitar with UDOO X86

Build a MIDI/FX Controller for Your Guitar with UDOO X86

The first guitar I ever picked up was a guitar synthesizer, with onboard MIDI. Despite a lack of amplification, it inspired me to learn the instrument; 30 years later, I’m still playing!
A Children’s Contactless Music Box for the 21st Century

A Children’s Contactless Music Box for the 21st Century

Various toys have been released for children over recent years that feature contactless technology to initiate a response. This might be character voices, music, or even actions (in the case of an activity centre). With this project, the focus is on audio playback and replicating the MusicCards project.