MAKE Vol. 36 goes on sale today. The new issue take a look at the exploding market of boards and microcontrollers. The Arduino and Raspberry Pi have ushered in a whole new generation boards tailor-made for making.
Microcontrollers are powerful, easy to use, tiny computers that allow anyone to add sophisticated interactivity to their projects. In this issue, we take a deep dive into the world of boards and add-ons that are fueling a new smart device revolution. From workshop hobbyists to entrepreneurial innovators pushing accessible technology to new levels.
Which board is right for you? This issue issue delves into:
- The best boards for your build. What they do and why you might want to use them.
- Microcontrollers for the next generation: Ultra- miniaturization, wireless, and multi-function shields.
- Add-ons for boards
- Upcoming boards with estimated release dates and previews.
But the issue goes beyond boards and includes projects that show you how to make your own hard cider with a juicer, a simple table that can be built in two hours, an interview with New Zealand kite-maker Peter Lynn, and the making of tiger gates in the London Zoo.
To jump into the world of boards, take a look at our getting started guide.