STEMtera Breadboard

Ever wonder why you need to wire a breadboard to your Arduino, rather than having it built right in? The STEMtera Breadboard does just that, eliminating the mess of wires seen with most projects. It’s 100% Arduino Uno compatible, including the use of shields, and has two microcontrollers inside, an... Read more »

Arduino MKR 1300 WAN

The MKR WAN 1300 is an unassuming, compact microcontroller created by Arduino to specifically meet the needs of makers looking to create IoT projects with no prior networking experience. Its magic is the onboard LoRaWAN-compatible Murata CMW1ZZABZ module. Providing access to low-power, wide-area communication networks means you can deploy this... Read more »

SparkFun Digital Sandbox

With sensors, sliders, and other onboard controls and inputs/outputs, the SparkFun Digital Sandbox is a neat way for people new to microcontrollers to get their feet wet. It uses ArduBlock, an easy-to-use visual programming language that is similar to Scratch. (Be warned: The ArduBlock add-on for already installed Arduino IDEs... Read more »

BeagleBone Black Wireless

BeagleBones have always been a great choice if you wanted the power of a full operating system with the low-level control of a microcontroller. The Black Wireless adds Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi to their most popular release. As a Linux machine it is a little less powerful than the Raspberry... Read more »


The ODROID-XU4 is a slightly expensive yet powerful board that works well for a home NAS system, processor-based crypto-mining or IoT buildout. It has great accessory options including a 7-inch touchscreen which is powered through one of its USB ports and is fed video through the HDMI port. There are... Read more »

PJRC Teensy 3.5

The Teensy 3.5 is large, for a Teensy. But that just gives it more room for pins, both analog and digital, continuing the Teensy tradition of packing in an impressive amount of I/O and speed. It also has a microSD socket, USB, and can emulate USB devices. Once the Teensyduino... Read more »

Nordic Thingy:52

The Nordic Thingy:52 makes it easy for you to start creating your own IoT devices. This is not your ordinary dev board — instead of a multitude of GPIO pins, you get a ton of onboard sensors, a button, and speaker. Built-in Bluetooth connects to your phone or computer to... Read more »