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 »

Orange Pi Plus 2E

Improving on the Plus 2, Shenzhen Xunlong has made some significant changes using feedback from the Armbian community, giving the new Plus 2E much improved I/O bandwidth with 16GB eMMC and three dedicated USB2.0 host ports that, notably, don’t need to share bandwidth. They’ve also amped up the system memory,... Read more »

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 »