The LeMaker HiKey seems to be one of the better 8 core SBCs around. Here’s why… Continue reading LeMaker HiKey: A very cool 8 core SBC // Review
The Pi Zero W’s resonant cavity is an interesting design feature. How does this affect WiFi performance? What about current drain? Continue reading Raspberry Pi Zero W: Resonating cavities // Review
So, yet another Orange Pi board called the PC2. It’s sporting the new 64bit quad core Allwinner H5 MCU. Is this really a good idea? Continue reading Orange Pi PC2: A 64bit gremlin? // Review
In this review I’ll be taking a first look at the Omega2 and Omega2+. I managed to get in tests on GPIO, I2C, SPI, performance and came across issues like the dreaded 2mm pin spacing, solo powering and the micro-Linux O/S problems. Continue reading Omega2: Providing your daily intake of IoT. // Review
The NanoPi-M3 has 8 1.4GHz ARM cores. That’s all well and good, but can you actually use this small SBC? Continue reading NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but… // Review
The Orange Pi+ 2 is a step up from the previous generation. In this brief review I look at what it offers us… right before the magic smoke genie appeared. Damn! Continue reading Orange Pi+ 2: Now with Magic Smoke! // Review
The Orange Pi Zero is here. How good is it in comparison to the competition? Find out in this video. Continue reading Orange Pi Zero: Better than the Raspberry Pi Zero? // Review
This is an update on my initial LattePanda review, where I tackle the over-heating problem and look at power supply and network performance testing. Continue reading LattePanda Update: Cool it! // Review
The LattePanda is one of the few x86 based SBCs on the market. Is it too hot to handle? Continue reading LattePanda 32bit: Too hot to handle? // Review
The Banana Pi has been around for a while now, but I thought I’d review one of the models that isn’t so common.
The Banana Pi Router. Continue reading Banana Pi Router: NAS, router or trash? // Review
Unboxing FriendlyARM’s NanoPi2. It’s smaller than the Raspberry Pi, but what advantages are there over the real Pi? Is it good for the Maker? Can it support a desktop for those wanting a tiny mobile computer?
Find out in this MickMake review. Continue reading NanoPi2: Any advantage over the real Pi? // Review
4 months later. Is the Pine64 now ready for the Maker? How has the Pine64 development progressed?
Find out in this video if the Pine64 has addressed all the concerns I had in my original review. Continue reading Pine64: Will it ever be ready? // Review Update 2