Adafruit NeoTrellis M4

Adafruit’s NeoTrellis has a nifty microcontroller at its heart, but you’re going to get one because of what it’s powering: A reprogrammable light-up keypad. Running through Adafruit’s always-excellent tutorials will get you to load up a drum machine, or put sound effects at your fingertips, one per button. The NeoTrellis... Read more »

Asus Tinker Board S

Asus Tinker is a solid choice for a single board computer. It’s become my go to favorite when I want an SBC with a bit of oomph; one that can run a complex makefile without choking or keep a few browser tabs open without grinding to a crawl. With the... Read more »

Nvidia Jetson Nano Developer Kit

It’s a good month to be a maker in Artificial Intelligence. March sees the launch of Nvidia’s Jetson Nano, the fourth board in their Jetson line for running robots and other autonomous machines. Earlier boards were more and more powerful, leading up to last year’s Jetson Xavier. Now, for the... Read more »

Google Coral AI Dev Board

We’re seeing a rush of new boards touting their AI support. Google’s dev board will be one to beat. Most current AI happens in supercomputing clusters, but this year we’re seeing a push to move AI to “the edge”, with the processing happening on the little devices scattered around... Read more »

RedBoard Edge

We’ve gotten so used to the Arduino layout it seems beyond question. You’ve got connections on both sides of the board, ready to be at the heart of an octopus-nest of cables. Great for prototyping. But what about when the prototype is done, and you’re ready to make a permanent... Read more »

Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express

I have a confession. I didn’t want to like this board. It was just a little too… overt. Do I dress mostly in black? Guilty as charged. Is “Floodland” the best album of the 1980s? If you’re asking me, yes. Making a project with a board decorated as a skull,... Read more »

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