Featuring homemade electronic gadgets, the latest in development boards (Arduino, BeagleBoard, Raspberry Pi, etc), examples of cool design, and the latest and greatest (and most shiny) consumer gadgets.


Happy Birthday Arduino!

Now you are ten…

Saturday 29th March marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Arduino board, the open-source hardware designed around an Atmel MCU. And to mark the occasion, the people behind it are marking Arduino Day.

“Arduino invites all Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations…

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DevBoard Watch: RFduino, the tiny Arduino-compatible Cortex-M0 board

Here’s one for Gadget Masters to note, from Embedded World 2014 in Nuremberg. It’s an ultra-miniature computer board from supplier RFdigital, writes Richard Wilson.

Called RFduino, the tiny Arduino-compatible Cortex-M0 based board is notable for its Bluetooth v4.0 (Low Energy) interface and 256kbyte on…

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Arduino gets a Bluetooth Smart dev kit

Ahead of Embedded World things are getting busy on the development board front. As well as Intel apparently squeezing an x86 devkit onto an SD Card, Arduino is getting a Bluetooth Smart dev kit from Nordic Semiconductor, writes Steve Bush.

The SDK is compatible with a range of Arduino, ChipKIT…

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Arduino drives Smart Nixie Tubes with LED highlighting

Arduino, LEDs and Nixie Tubes? What’s not too like?

The Smart Nixie Tube is described as the first expandable Nixie Tube display with built-in Arduino Uno compatible hardware. Tyler Nehowig, an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Minnesota, is the man behind the project, which is on…

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Arduino myths or misunderstandings

Here’s an interesting blog post that may be worth five or ten minutes of your time – 5 Myths Everyone Believes about Arduino (that aren’t true)

James Lewis – aka the Bald Engineer – tackles points he has obviously tackled numerous times before in his career, when discussing the Arduino devboards…

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Hauntbox, the personalised poltergeist controller

LIke the name. Hauntbox is described as an open source hardware prop controller, but it suggests a personalised pranking poltergeist controller!

It was an Arduino-based project featured on KickStarter, and its creators write:
The Hauntbox makes physical things happen based on inputs from sensors in the real world. Adding…

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DevBoard Watch: Arduino Intel Galileo and Arduino TRE

Arduino has announced the high-powered Arduino TRE and an entry-level collaboration with Intel.

The Intel Galileo board, it says, is the first product in a new family of Arduino Certified boards featuring Intel architecture. The platform is aimed at beginners and for those “looking to take designs to…

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Cloudy Arduino Yún starts connecting

We first wrote about it back in May – Arduino goes wireless with Linux – but the Arduino Yún is now available (since September 10).

It runs a lightweight Linux distro, and also combines WiFi and Ethernet connections on board for communicating with networks out of the box. Why? The Arduino…

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