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News

This Week's Weekly Roundup of New Maker Products is pretty quiet. Combined with two back-to-back holidays in China and the great MLC shortage of 2018, I'm not surprised. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #59: New Maker Products // News→
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This is yet another Weekly Roundup of New Maker Products, but going back to the old time-slot of Wednesday. I'll be interleaving it with my other mid-week videos, so it's technically not a Weekly Roundup, but anyway... On with the show. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #58: New Maker Products //
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It's pretty quiet in this week's Weekly Roundup, especially on the Crowd Funding side, but we certainly do have wiffeys. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #57: New Maker Products // News→
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Reviews

In this article I'll be taking a look at the newly released NanoPC-T4 from the friendliest SBC makers on the market. I'll be running through the usual lineup of tests that I do, but I reckon this board deserves two articles. So, this is Part 1. Continue reading NanoPC-T4: No
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The ODROID XU4 is one of the few octo-core SBCs, that's been around for a while now, but how good is it? Continue reading ODROID XU4: An SBC on `roids // Review→
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So, I've been playing around with a bunch of the new Pi 3B pluses for a week now. Do I think the upgrade is worth it? Find out in this quick review. Continue reading Raspberry Pi 3B+: Should you upgrade? // Review→
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Projects

Ever wanted a really small and cheap projector that can fit in your pocket? Here's a quick project to make a Raspberry Pi Zero W based pocket projector. Continue reading Build a Pi Zero W pocket projector! // Project→
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This quick project shows you how to build an MQTT controlled RGB LED matrix panel in under 30 minutes, but I reckon it should take you a lot less. Continue reading Build an MQTT based RGB LED panel! // Project→
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Do you want to be able to send an SMS over 20kms without using a mobile phone network? Here's one small project you can knock up in less than a day allowing you to send an SMS over LoRa. Continue reading SMS over LoRa: Long distance SMS without 4G //
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Tutorials

If you're a fan of GoLang then your options are limited in the embedded world. So, here's a couple of options for you with a working bare metal example for an STM32 MCU written entirely in Go. Continue reading Running GoLang on an STM32 MCU. A quick tutorial.→
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This is the second part of my video on building a simple PCB using EasyEDA. This time we'll be taking a look at how to use a solder stencil, placing SMD components, soldering using kitchen equipment and how to fix up your mistakes. Continue reading Make a PCB from scratch
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A follow-up to my video tutorial: "Program an Atmel SAM without an IDE". I've created a Docker container on GitHub with a complete ASF build chain. Ready to go. Go for it! Continue reading Atmel Software Framework and build chain in a Docker container→
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Mailbags

I'm still in reno mode, so only a couple of quick things in this mailbag. The new EEVBlog 121GW multimeter, cheap spycam hacking, the failed WiFi temperature shower head and Unexpected Maker's WS2812 7 segment display. Continue reading MickMake Mail #32: EEVBlog 121GW, spycam hacking and other bits.→
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This week's mailbag I'm looking at the Pirl charger, motorized sliders and 6,720 LEDs from a dumpster dive. Nice. Continue reading MickMake Mail #31: Pirl charger, LEDs & motor faders // News→
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