Sony Spresense

Frame everything else you hear about Sony’s Spresense with this fact: It needs very little power to run. The board is built around the chipset Sony designed to run its smart earbuds. From the start, it needed to be able to run off a battery small enough to tuck behind... Read more »

Raspberry Pi 3, Model A+

Raspberry Pi has been the standard for single board computers. The Pi has the largest community of users, the most project guides written, and the most tested software packages for a cheap computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The new Model A+ occupies a frankly strange place... Read more »

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 »