Seeed LinkIt 7697

With both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth onboard, the LinkIt 7697 is a versatile and inexpensive device for connecting to the internet or your devices. The board’s MediaTek MT7697 chip is a little less powerful than ESP32 microcontrollers found on similar Wi-Fi/Bluetooth boards, but still far faster than an Arduino Uno. The board... Read more »

Adafruit Feather Huzzah32

When the ESP8266 first hit the market, it shook things up. Here was a 32-bit microcontroller that often cost under $5 AND had Wi-Fi built in… how could things get any better? Well add Bluetooth of course! The result is the ESP32 board that provides the meat of the Adafruit... Read more »

Raspberry Pi 3, Model B+

It’s March 14th (3/14) and Pi day is upon us (the numerical value of π is 3.14159…) so the Raspberry Pi foundation has a new release for us. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is an upgrade to their now two year old classic board. While the Pi 3 B+ will likely... Read more »

Adafruit Trinket M0

We have already covered a good number of Adafruit’s line of boards designed to support their new CircuitPython system. While these boards still interact with the Arduino ecosystem that we all love (or don’t), they shine while running the custom built python distribution that they were designed for. Most of... Read more »

Espruino Pico

Building from the success of the first Espruino board, creator Gordon Williams revisited Kickstarter to launch its successor, the Espruino Pico. The biggest changes are its processor — a powerful ARM Cortex M4 — and its form factor — a diminutive 1.3″ x 0.6″, with a USB type-A male plug on one end,... Read more »

SparkFun RedBoard

The RedBoard from SparkFun isn’t anything special; it doesn’t have a lot of fancy bells and whistles or features no other Arduino has. It is, however, a simple, reliable Arduino clone — and very often THAT is exactly what you need. When programing the RedBoard in the Arduino IDE you... Read more »


Before the Arduino, there were not a lot of easy to get started with options for people looking to get into embedded electronics. Many of the projects you would find at the time were based on PIC microcontrollers and needed special hardware programmers and sometimes expensive software. Despite this, the... Read more »