Arduino Pro Portenta H7

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  • 10/13/2020 @ 7:20 am

When I first heard about the Arduino Pro Portenta H7, it seemed like a unicorn compared to Arduino’s previous boards. As you — the reader — are probably aware of, Arduino boards are cost-efficient, accessible, and a workhorse in the maker world. The Portenta H7 has a lot of the... Read more »

Nvidia Jetson Nano 2GB

Bringing artificial intelligence to embedded computers is challenging. AI requires a lot of processing power to convert a mountain of data into an accurate classification or identification. Nvidia has begun to tackle this problem with their Jetson boards. Their latest, the Jetson Nano 2GB, is the most affordable yet, and... Read more »

Sipeed Maixduino

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  • 09/11/2020 @ 12:49 pm

I’ve been excited to try out the Sipeed Maixduino for a while now. With the sparse amount of RISC-V development boards available in the hobbyist market, this one has stuck out like an oasis in a desert. The Maixduino is a RISC-V 64-bit development board for AI and IoT applications.... Read more »

Makeblock Halocode — Standard Kit

At first glance the Halocode appears very similar to Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express. Both boards have the same circular board, alligator-clip friendly I/O pins, a ring of RGB LEDs, and are designed to be beginner friendly. From there the boards diverge. The Playground’s strengths are its diverse set of built-in... Read more »

BeagleBone AI

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  • 08/11/2020 @ 5:37 pm

The BeagleBoard.org Foundation is hitting the embedded AI scene with their latest edition to the BeagleBone family, the BeagleBone AI. Based around the powerful Texas Instruments Sitara AM5729 processor, the BeagleBone AI also includes 1 GB DD3 RAM, 16 GB eMMC flash on-board, 72 GPIO pins, and runs off of... Read more »

Tomu

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  • 07/07/2020 @ 5:44 pm

The Tomu by Sutajio Kosagi is quite a delightful board with a microscopic profile. At only 13mm long, this fully open-source development board is perfect for USB-oriented projects and noodling around with a Silabs Gecko EFM32HG309 ARM processor. The Tomu is quite spartan with only 12 core parts in its... Read more »

TinyPico by Unexpected Maker

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  • 05/31/2020 @ 3:14 pm

Cute, compact, powerful, and accessible. These are the first things that come to mind when looking at Unexpected Maker’s TinyPico board. This is the development board to use for an IoT project if you’ve been previously holding back due to hard size limitations. The TinyPico board is a fully-featured ESP32... Read more »

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