Make: Editors

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Where to begin? The LinkIt One is packed with features: GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BR/EDR/BLE, GPS, Audio codec, SD card reader, and a rich pinout for sensors, peripherals, and Arduino shields. At 3.3″×2.1″, it’s larger than most boards marketed for wearables or IoT devices, but if the size doesn’t make... Read more »


The Netduino 3 uses the microcontroller-optimized, open-source .NET Micro Framework platform. With the .Net Micro Framework you can easily do event-based programming, line-by-line debugging, multithreading, and break points. The Netduino 3 itself is a powerful board that has a168 MHz (Cortex-M4) processor and 164+KB of ram. Read more »


This pcDuino Acadia is a single board computer with a lot of computing power. As a mini-PC platform, it’s relatively affordable. It uses a higher voltage than comparable boards, but it offers more than enough features to make up for it. Attach a screen, keyboard, and mouse and it will... Read more »


MicroPython is a programming language based on Python that is optimized for microcontrollers, using less RAM and running more efficiently. The MicroPython Pyboard allows for instant and easy programming in MicroPython. All you need to do is connect it to a computer and you can start programming right away. Read more »


The PunchThrough LightBlue Bean is a fantastically quirky product in all the right ways. The Bean is an oval with Bluetooth low energy connectivity, an accelerometer, thermometer, RGB LED, and built-in prototyping area. It is Arduino compatible, which means that many of the Arduino libraries and sketches will work on... Read more »


The Intel Edison is a small system-on-module (SOM) with a dual-core 500MHz Atom main processor and an onboard Quark microcontroller (MCU) operating at 100MHz – this MCU enables real-time processing capabilities. Unlike most development boards the module offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy, and comes with 4GB of eMMC storage that... Read more »


The Espruino is a JavaScript-based microcontroller that boasts 44 GPIO pins, a micro USB connector, and an SD card reader. While it doesn’t have any built-in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, it has pads that allow you to add HC-05 Bluetooth modules. Read more »