Arduino

Boards Recap: From No Chips to New Chips, 2021 Has Been the Craziest Year

Boards Recap: From No Chips to New Chips, 2021 Has Been the Craziest Year

Struggling to find your favorite microcontroller, or even buy a new car this year? Here’s why everything is suddenly out of stock.

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Arduino Announces The Uno Mini Limited Edition

Arduino Announces The Uno Mini Limited Edition

What an incredible journey the Arduino concept has been. Remember when we proclaimed that The Arduino is Here To Stay after they sold 10 thousand units? Well, now they’ve sold over 10 million, and they want to celebrate. They are announcing the Arduino Uno Mini Limited Edition. A pint sized nod to the ubiquitous Arduino […]

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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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Core Memory: Why We Used 60-Year-Old Tech in an Arduino Shield

Core Memory: Why We Used 60-Year-Old Tech in an Arduino Shield

About ten years ago, we designed and made an Arduino shield implementing “core memory,” a technology that was sixty years old even then. Our shield stored 32 individual 1s or 0s using magnetic fields going either clockwise or anticlockwise around 32 tiny doughnuts of magnetisable ‘ferrite’ material. This kind of memory, invented in the 1950s, […]

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Maker Classes in August: All Things 3D Printing, Robotics, and Games!

Maker Classes in August: All Things 3D Printing, Robotics, and Games!

Looking to escape the heat? Stay cool with Maker Campus as makers dive into Arduinos, 3D print the latest fashions, create games for those thundering summer nights, and more! Beginning 3D Printing For Educators – July 31st / MAKE: Geometry – Getting Started! – August 14th $20 Has your school, library, or museum recently purchased […]

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