Embedded Learner Board Review

Embedded Learner Board Review

The Embedded Learner Board from Moonshot Junior is a fantastic maker starter kit. It's affordable, versatile, and easy to use. But should you buy one? Learn more in our hands-on Moonshot Jr. Embedded Learner Board review!

Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino MKR1000

The Arduino MKR1000 is a low-cost development board that's capable of tons of different projects. From IoT projects to smart home automation, it's a great microcontroller for a lot of different applications. Find out all about the Arduino MKR1000, from its specs to if you should buy one!
An Intelligent Light System with NeoPixels and the Raspberry Pi Pico

An Intelligent Light System with NeoPixels and the Raspberry Pi Pico

Maker Pubudeux has demonstrated a smart lighting system with Pi Pico and WS2812B with the help of infrared motion sensors.
Electromaker Show Episode 35

Electromaker Show Episode 35

Welcome to the Electromaker Show, episode 35! This week saw an upgradeable and repairable laptop, ESP32-powered Alexa Spotify player, and tons of Pimoroni RP2040 devices! Check out these top maker, tech, DIY, IoT, embedded, and crowdfunding news stories from the week!
Electromaker Show Episode 34

Electromaker Show Episode 34

Welcome to the Electromaker Show, episode 34! This week saw a Raspberry Pi Pico-based intruder alarm, Arduino and ESP32 Amazon Alexa development board, and more! Check out these top maker, tech, DIY, IoT, embedded, and crowdfunding news stories from the week!
RP2040 Board Comparison - Which RP2040 Board Should You Buy

RP2040 Board Comparison - Which RP2040 Board Should You Buy

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released its very own system-on-chip in the RP2040. While its Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller uses the RP2040, there are other MCUs based on Pi Silicon. Compare the Raspberry Pi Pico vs. Adafruit Feather RP2040 vs. Adafruit ItsyBitsy RP2040 vs. Pimoroni Tiny RP2040 vs. SparkFun Thing Plus vs. SparkFun Pro Micro vs. SparkFun MicroMod and find out which RP2040 board is best!
Electromaker Show Episode 31

Electromaker Show Episode 31

Welcome to the Electromaker Show, episode 31! This week saw some neat Raspberry Pi Pico projects, the Tube map drawn on a BBC micro:bit, and an Inkplate 10 released. Check out these top maker, tech, DIY, IoT, embedded, and crowdfunding news stories from the week!
Electromaker Show Episode 30

Electromaker Show Episode 30

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 30! This week saw some major news with the release of the Raspberry Pi Pico, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's first-ever microcontroller. Plus, the Plybot 3D printer seeks crowdfunding, a new crop of Arduino RP2040 boards are popping up, and more maker madness!
Best Seeed Studio Grove Modules, Sensors, and Accessories

Best Seeed Studio Grove Modules, Sensors, and Accessories

If you're using Seeed Studio's Grove ecosystem for Arduino, you'll want the right accessories. Check out the best Seeed Studio Grove modules, sensors, and peripherals including moisture sensors, breadboards, and more!

Maker Board Spotlight: Arduino Uno

Learn all about the Arduino Uno, from its specs to what it can do! Find out the difference in an Arduino board versus the Arduino IDE, compare the Arduino Uno vs. Mega vs. Micro vs. Every, and learn whether you should use an Arduino Uno!
Best Adafruit NeoPixels Devices

Best Adafruit NeoPixels Devices

Adafruit's NeoPixels individually-addressable LED lights come in all shapes and sizes. Check out the best Adafruit NeoPixels devices, from light strips and through-hole LEDs to matrices and everything in between!
Electromaker Show Episode 29

Electromaker Show Episode 29

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 29! This week saw a boozy barrel Raspberry Pi barcade, DIY Thor’s Hammer, Little Bee current & magnetic field probe, plus more awesome maker stories. Check out these maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded updates!
What is a Microcontroller

What is a Microcontroller

What is a microcontroller and what can a microcontroller do? Learn about MCUs vs SBCs, the difference in a microcontroller and microprocessor, plus more!
Your Child Wants an Arduino -- Where Do You Start?

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.
Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESP8266 Specs and More

Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESP8266 Specs and More

The Adafruit Huzzah Feather with ESP8266 is a great Arduino-compatible microcontroller. It can be used with the Arduino IDE, MicroPython, and NodeMCU Lua. It's great for smart home automation, home security, and a variety of other purposes. Learn all about the Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESp8266, from its specs to what it can do and a breakdown of ESP32 vs ESP8266.
What is Grove System Arduino Seeed Studio

What is Grove System Arduino Seeed Studio

The Grove system for Arduino is an open-hardware ecosystem for beginners. It's easy-to-use with plug-and-play connector cables that eliminate soldering or complex wiring, Arduino IDE connectivity, and tons of modules or sensors for fast, easy prototyping. Learn all about what the Seeed Studio Grove system for Arduino is, what modules are available, how cables work, plus more!
Electromaker Show Episode 25

Electromaker Show Episode 25

Welcome to the Electromaker show, episode 24! This week saw a major Raspberry Pi OS update, Elementary OS released for the Raspberry Pi, an Adafruit machine learning module for the Raspberry Pi announced, the Nintendo Game and Watch Classic hacked to run Doom, and more. Check out these maker, tech, DIY, IoT, crowdfunding, and embedded updates!
Best Electromaker Community Projects November 2020 Edition

Best Electromaker Community Projects November 2020 Edition

Check out the best maker, tech, DIY, and IoT projects from the Electromaker community in November 2020!