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Custom IoT Solutions - Intro to Internet of Things

Custom IoT Solutions - Intro to Internet of Things

Learn about custom IoT solutions, from what a custom internet of things application is, common uses, and why a DIY IoT app may be better than an off-the-shelf solution.
Coronavirus Inspires Maker, Tech Innovation

Coronavirus Inspires Maker, Tech Innovation

While the coronavirus is truly nasty, makers and the tech industry are reacting positively. DIYers have concocted clever projects in response to the coronavirus, and the tech industry as a whole is embracing remote work.
Best Raspberry Pi Software

Best Raspberry Pi Software

Check out the best Raspberry Pi software you can install, from Chromium for web browsing to Audacity for audio editing, VLC and Kodi for media playback, and more! There are tons of Raspberry Pi apps you can download.
Ntablet Open-source Tablet Review

Ntablet Open-source Tablet Review

The Ntablet open-source tablet is a unique maker-focused hobbyist device. Not only is this a powerful Android tablet, but it's a tablet with Linux preinstalled which allows you to replace Android with Linux.
Balena Drops First Completely Usable 64-bit OS for Raspberry Pi 4

Balena Drops First Completely Usable 64-bit OS for Raspberry Pi 4

Balena, the company behind Etcher and a slew of other software options, has dropped BalenaOS, a completely usable 64-bit OS for the Raspberry Pi 4.
Best Odroid XU4 Cases Available

Best Odroid XU4 Cases Available

From an Odroid XU4 N64 case to CloudShell NAS housing, these are the best Odroid XU4 case options you can buy!
What You Need to Build the Ultimate Maker Space

What You Need to Build the Ultimate Maker Space

Learn about everything you need to build the ultimate maker space.
Pimoroni Keybow powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero WH Review

Pimoroni Keybow powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero WH Review

Coming as a kit, Keybow is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero WH (pre-soldered GPIO headers), and all we need to build this kit is a cross head screwdriver.
Hardkernel Launches Odroid H2 x86 Single-board Computer

Hardkernel Launches Odroid H2 x86 Single-board Computer

Hardkernel, makers of the Odroid XU4, are poised to release an x86 based single-board computer, the Odroid H2.
Teclast F5 Laptop Review

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?