Quick Look: The Adafruit Clue

I finally got my hands on the Adafruit Clue. This is an exciting time in hobby electronics. The fact that for under $30 you can have a board that is this packed with sensors, has bluetooth connectivity, and a display is pretty mind blowing. The addition of circuitpython is pretty nice as well.  

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Adafruit Clue: A Micro:bit Form Factor Smorgasbord

Limor, the brains behind Adafruit, has been inspired to explore the Micro:bit form factor and the result is this versatile board called the Clue. This is designed to be a logical next step after you’ve explored the basics on your Micro: Bit. Packed with sensors and a full color TFT display, this seems like it […]

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December 2019 Certified Open Source Hardware

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certification site includes a full list of all of the certified open […]

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Make’s Guide to Boards Has a Hidden Secret!

Want to see something super cool? Go grab your copy of Make: Vol. 68 and download the Digi-Key AR Guide to Boards app, then put them together to watch real magic happen. 

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Adafruit Releases The MONSTER M4SK For Your Digital Eyeball Needs

There is a plethora of ways that people create eyes in projects, but with the Monster M4SK from Adafruit, I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of people going a similar route. Fast forward to about 10:22 in the video above to learn more. This board takes the basic principles that they had been working […]

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Maker Business Profile: Robin Coon and Paul Stoffregen of PJRC

PJRC produces electronic projects and development boards

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The New Teensy 4.0: Big Brains, Tiny Body

The latest itty bitty powerhouse from PJRC has been released this week. The teensy line of dev boards has hit 4.0! They have managed to keep a tiny footprint, like you’ve come to expect from the Teensy. They’ve gained some serious horsepower thanks to the ARM Cortex-M7 running running at 600Mhz. Check out these CoreMark […]

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