Teclast F5 Laptop Review

Can lightning strike twice? The Teclast F7 which we reviewed previously has become an ideal laptop for cost conscious-makers, needing a slim and light laptop but with a full 1080p screen.

Raspberry Pi Programming Popularity Thrives: Pi Remains Perfect Programming SBC

While many of the most popular Raspberry Pi projects may seemingly be entry-level maker projects, it's a nifty board for more advanced creations. Additionally, the Raspberry Pi delivers superb hardware for more advanced work. For instance, you can create robotics, and even make neat gadgets like this Twitter-controlled bubble machine with a Raspberry Pi Zero. One area where the Raspberry Pi benefits many users: programming. Learn why programming on the Raspberry Pi is incredibly popular!

Taking a shortcut - Using the Jaco Burge TouchPad

We’ve used keyboard shortcuts for years, from the humble copy/paste to exiting vi. Shortcuts save us time, but in some applications, such as CAD / CAM they are a necessity. So when the JacoBurge TouchPad Kickstarter went live in early 2018, we have to get one for a test. So let's take a look at what we get.

Convert Your Raspberry Pi Zero W into a Stick PC

The fad for HDMI-pluggable stick PCs was temporarily popular a few years ago, but the wind seems to have vanished from those sails.

Teclast F7 - Could this be the makers’ laptop?

As makers, our laptop is to us as is a sketchpad to an artist. A tool that we wield to create new projects and record important information. Our typical daily driver laptop is an old Lenovo X220, with 16GB DDR3 RAM and 480GB SSD running Ubuntu. So when a really cheap Windows laptop caught our eye, we questioned just how much power do we need, especially with many of the applications that we use now being hosted in “the cloud”.

Etcher Update Introduces Multiple Device and Raspberry Pi Zero Flashing

If you’ve ever used the Etcher tool for flashing data to a microSD card, you’ve probably been impressed by how quick it is. The error checking, and subsequent reports are particularly useful and helpful in identifying cards with potential issues.

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!

Fancy a Foldable Raspberry Pi-Powered All-in-One Workstation?

Looking for a simple Raspberry Pi-related weekend project, or just want to package your Pi into its own display?

Mugsy, the Robot Coffee Maker

Did you have coffee this morning? Did you make it yourself, struggling with the kettle and CoffeeMate? Perhaps you own a Tassimo or similar cartridge-based coffee machine?

What is the TS100 Soldering Iron?

Soldering is a deeply ritualised activity. Choosing the correct temperature, heating the iron, what solder do you use, lead or lead-free?

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.

ASUS Tinkerboard - What can you do with it?

In the UK the ASUS Tinkerboard had a somewhat chaotic first month of release. Launching in late February 2017 the Tinkerboard is ASUS’ answer to the dominance of the Raspberry Pi in the Single Board Computer (SBC) market. Boasting more RAM, a faster processor and Gigabit Ethernet, the ASUS Tinkerboard is an overpowered SBC that matched the Raspberry Pi form factor and came with its own version of the GPIO (General Purpose Input Output).