Arduino

Smart Swaps For Hard To Find Boards

Smart Swaps For Hard To Find Boards

We can’t hardly wait for the chip shortage to be over and dev boards to be abundant again, but instead of waiting for somebody to fix the supply chain, we’ve gathered a list of near substitutes and potential replacements for your next project. Unsatisfied with back-orders for your favorite Raspberry Pi or Arduino? Use the […]

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Arduino Brings PLC Features To Their IDE

Arduino Brings PLC Features To Their IDE

There have been several occasions where I’ve been in the presence of electrical engineers, discussing the proliferation of Arduino in the maker community and seeking their thoughts. Often, the conversation turns to the divide between makers tinkering at home and engineers working with PLC systems. For those who are not familiar with PLCs, I’ll keep […]

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When Chips Are Scarce: Maker Ingenuity in Uncertain Times

When Chips Are Scarce: Maker Ingenuity in Uncertain Times

The past few years have been … unprecedented. Supply chain failures manifest themselves visibly around us, from parking lots in Detroit full of cars that can’t be finished for lack of a single part, to immense backlogs of container ships at the Port of Long Beach. From consumers all the way up to foundries, it feels […]

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MicroPython Comes To Arduino… Experimentally

MicroPython Comes To Arduino… Experimentally

We’ve been keeping our eyes on MicroPython for some time now. It would seem that there is quite a draw for many users due to how incredibly easy MicroPython can be for beginners. The folks at Arduino seem to be interested in this as well. They published a blog post explaining that they’re experimenting with […]

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TinyCircuits Tiny TV 2 Is a Teeny Televisual Triumph

TinyCircuits Tiny TV 2 Is a Teeny Televisual Triumph

TinyCircuits are no strangers to crowdfunding, with successful campaigns going back as far as 2015’s TinyDuino, and as recent as last year’s keychain-sized console Thumby. They have even offered a tiny TV before, so what makes their latest Kickstarter campaign unique? We went hands-on with a pre-production prototype to find out! The original Tiny TV […]

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Arduino Previews New DIY Kit at Maker Faire Rome

Arduino Previews New DIY Kit at Maker Faire Rome

update: the google automatic translated captions are now working on the youtube video. Just enable closed captions and select english. Your browser might require that you watch the video on youtube to use that function. Today at Maker Faire Rome, Masimo Banzi took to the stage to show off their newest concept, the DIY Kit. […]

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Arduino IDE 2.0 Goes Gold

Arduino IDE 2.0 Goes Gold

When the project that would eventually be named Arduino started evolving in the early 2000s, their goal was to make microcontrollers more accessible to non-engineers. So in addition to an easy-to-use dev board, they needed something more approachable than the complicated toolchains required by their professional-focused contemporaries. They solved this by creating a simple IDE […]

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