Particle Argon

There’s more and more boards out there every day offering a controller, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. If that was all the Argon was, we might be praising it for its ease of use. It’s a full featured board, with documentation that’s lighthearted and downright pleasant to study. The attention to detail... Read more »

Particle Xenon

Have a project that calls for not just one gizmo, but a swarm? Particle.io made the Xenon to be the brains of each node of that swarm. It’s the building block for their push to make building mesh networks easy, if not downright fun. The big idea of a mesh... Read more »

Arduino MKR WiFi 1010

Since their announcement of the MKR line of devices in late 2015, the Arduino team has continued to roll out devices with this new form factor. We’ve looked at other boards in the MKR line and today we get hands on with the Arduino MKR WiFi 1010, a basic WiFi... Read more »

Bolt WiFi Module

The internet of things is here and it just keeps growing. One key to helping this growth though is to make it easier to put your things on the internet. The release of the ESP8266 chipset made it cheap to do so but there are lots of steps required to... Read more »

Netduino 3 WiFi

One big advantage of the ever-expanding selection of microcontroller development boards is that if you are familiar with a programming language, there is likely to be a board out there for you. No longer are you relegated to assembly or just a C compiler, dev boards now support Python, Java... Read more »

Arduino MKR Vidor 4000

At Bay Area Maker Faire earlier this year, the Arduino team announced the MKR Vidor 4000 board, a big new step for the Arduino team. The Arduino team got its start making microcontrollers easier to use by simplifying the hardware and software in the hope that anyone could get started... Read more »

WHOA Board

There are lots of general purpose microcontrollers out there that just give you the bare bones to get a project started, but there are also a few that come ready to go for specific applications. The WHOA Board makes the often tricky job of running EL wire easy and packs... Read more »