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So Many Choices: Our Favorite Makers Weigh in on Their Go-To Dev Boards

So Many Choices: Our Favorite Makers Weigh in on Their Go-To Dev Boards

Dev boards give makers limitless options for their projects. Some of our high-tech pals share their personal processes to pick a board.

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A Chip Is Born: RP2040-Based Boards Go From 0 to 60+ With Impressive Speed

A Chip Is Born: RP2040-Based Boards Go From 0 to 60+ With Impressive Speed

The microcontroller market — where chips designed for real-time embedded use are placed into development boards typically referred to as “microcontrollers” themselves — is rarely shaken up. If you want something friendly to beginners, you pick an Arduino with a Microchip ATmega328; if you want connectivity, an Espressif ESP32-based board; for performance, STMicro’s STM32 series. […]

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Plan CO2: Making A Public Display

Plan CO2: Making A Public Display

When I saw the big emoji (old school – smiley) on Carter Nelson’s RGB Matrix Portal Room CO2 Monitor project on Adafruit, I knew he was on to something. I wished that I would begin seeing more such displays in places like restaurants and shops, not to mention school classrooms, offices and makerspaces in the coming months. In Carter’s Adafruit project, the CO2 monitoring device presents a concise public-health message.

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Stephan and Odessa Schulz at a workbench

Plan CO2: Montreal Dad Makes a CO2 Monitor for His Daughter’s Classroom

A device that measures CO2 can be built and deployed in indoor spaces such as classrooms to monitor ventilation in the room and warn if levels of CO2 are rising.

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Adafruit Interviews The New Owner of Radio Shack: Tai Lopez

Adafruit Interviews The New Owner of Radio Shack: Tai Lopez

Ever since the close of Radio Shack, we’ve all been watching to see what would happen to the name, and legacy of the franchise. For many of us, Radio Shack was our introduction to DIY electronics, and our only source of components before online shops were widely accessible. In the latest news on the Radio […]

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Quick Look: The Adafruit Clue

Quick Look: The Adafruit Clue

I finally got my hands on the Adafruit Clue. This is an exciting time in hobby electronics. The fact that for under $30 you can have a board that is this packed with sensors, has bluetooth connectivity, and a display is pretty mind blowing. The addition of circuitpython is pretty nice as well.  

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Justine Haupt’s Open-Source Rotary Cellphone Puts Retro Calling Back In Your Hand

Justine Haupt’s Open-Source Rotary Cellphone Puts Retro Calling Back In Your Hand

This high-tech DIY rotary phone takes away the frustrations and distractions of touchscreen smartphones

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