UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

In Part 1 of this video I looked at the UDOO-X86 from the electronics Maker perspective.

In Part 2 I’ll be looking at the CPU and graphics performance of the board on Linux as well as RemixOS. Continue reading UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review

Another X86 based SBC hits the market. What’s this new board like? How good is it?

In Part 1 of the UDOO-X86 review, I take a look at how this board performs for the electronics Maker. Continue reading UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review

The Teensy 3.6: Extreme MCUs // Review

My last Teensy review concentrated more on version 3.5.

This review will be taking a look at the 3.6 and the changes that have happened to Teensyduino. Continue reading The Teensy 3.6: Extreme MCUs // Review

The Teensy 3.5: Bigger on the inside. // Review

Paul Stoffregen’s new Teensy is packed with features.

Why is this board such a milestone? Will it become the “Raspberry Pi” of the Arduino world? Continue reading The Teensy 3.5: Bigger on the inside. // Review

Weekly Roundup #04 – New Maker Products // News

The Weekly Roundup has a few interesting products with LIDARs, Arduinos, audio and video processing, MESH networks and even an open source power supply. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #04 – New Maker Products // News

Weekly Roundup #01 – New Maker Products // News

This is the start of a series that I’ll be publishing every week letting you know of some interesting Maker products you can get on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Tindie, and all the popular and non-popular vendor sites and anything else I can find.

I’ll highlight some of the more interesting products in my video, and put the rest up here.
My aim is to give you a heads up so you don’t have to go searching. Continue reading Weekly Roundup #01 – New Maker Products // News

Learning Arduino: Sketch code walkthrough // Episode 6 // Tutorial

Episode 6 of MickMake Mates tutorial into Learning Arduino takes a walk through the code of the debounce tutorial. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Sketch code walkthrough // Episode 6 // Tutorial

How to make a Learner Driver Brake Assist // Project

What can you do with an Arduino, bathroom scales, load cell amplifier and audio amplifier? Make a Learner Driver braking assist system, of course! Continue reading How to make a Learner Driver Brake Assist // Project

How to make a Bluetooth doorbell and phone app // Project

So you want to know how to make a Bluetooth enabled Doorbell that you can build in a day?

What about controlling it from your smart phone? This tutorial will show you how easy it is! Continue reading How to make a Bluetooth doorbell and phone app // Project

Lilypad Simblee: Mobile apps using the Arduino IDE // Review

The new Simblee has been on the market for around a year. How can you use the Simblee BLE in your next IoT project? How easy is it to create nice looking smartphone apps straight from the Arduino IDE?

How does it perform in a real world example? Continue reading Lilypad Simblee: Mobile apps using the Arduino IDE // Review

Learning Arduino: Button debounce matters // Episode 5 // Tutorial

Episode 5 of MickMake Mates tutorial into Learning Arduino builds on previous episodes and takes you further into Learning Arduino. This episode covers:
– What is debounce?
– What are some ways of resolving debounce?
– What does a capacitor do?
– The start of an Uber project that merges 3 tutorials into one. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Button debounce matters // Episode 5 // Tutorial

Learning Arduino: Pullups and Analog Inputs // Episode 4 // Tutorial

MickMake is teaching Tim how to program an Arduino so that he can build an automatic firing mechanism for his Nerf guns. In Episode 4 he learns about resistor colour codes, pullup resistors, potentiometers, and reading Analog data. Continue reading Learning Arduino: Pullups and Analog Inputs // Episode 4 // Tutorial