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

NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but… // 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

LattePanda Update: Cool it! // 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

LattePanda 32bit: Too hot to handle? // 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

NanoPi2: Any advantage over the real Pi? // 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

NanoPC-T3: Maker board or desktop? // Review

Does FriendlyARM’s NanoPC-T3 have an identity crisis? Should it be considered a true Maker board or a desktop?
Find out in this review of one of the few 8 core SBCs on the market. Continue reading NanoPC-T3: Maker board or desktop? // Review

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

Blueduino Rev2: Low cost Arduino BLE // Review

The Blueduino is the cheapest Arduino based BLE board that supports full iBeacon functionality. It’s been on the market for almost a year now with the original version released late 2014.
But, is it good enough for your application? Continue reading Blueduino Rev2: Low cost Arduino BLE // Review