Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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Project animations from the rear of your bicycle using a Raspberry Pi and open-source software. The framerate of the animation depends on the speed you are moving at. Read more »


We first met Hugo Silva last year when he introduced us to Bitalino, an Arduino-compatible electronics toolkit designed for exploring the various physiological signals that the human body gives off. The latest iteration of the platform, BITalino (r)evolution, is more affordable and capable than ever, but the team still needs... Read more »


Spark has improved and expanded their product line with the Photon wi-fi development board and a pair of new wireless modules for custom circuit boards. The Photon improves on the popular Spark Core microcontroller by adding 802.11n wi-fi connectivity, SoftAP for provisioning, more memory, and a faster ARM Cortex M3... Read more »


The folks at Gizmosphere have launched the latest version of their open source, x86-based single board computer, the Gizmo 2. Priced at $199, the Gizmo 2 is aimed at professional embedded developers and advanced makers who need more compute power for their projects. The new board improves on the first... Read more »


Update: We’ve got them in the Maker Shed!   This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation took the wraps off of their newest creation, the Raspberry Pi Model A+. Just as the original Model A was a stripped-down version of the Model B, the new A+ inherits the many improvements from... Read more »


Eighteen designers descended on the Javits Center in Manhattan for Make: Wearables Projects on the Runway at Engadget Expand. The high tech and fashionable pieces they showed incorporated light, kinetics, 3D printing, data logging, data visualization, and a lot of incredible skill. With the expert guidance of OCAD’s Kate Hartman... Read more »

One of the features of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit is that the IO board has two camera serial interface connectors. This means that you can connect two of the official (and popular) Raspberry Pi Camera Modules to the board. Argon Design intern David Barker used this enhancement... Read more »