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GrovePi Zero: A Simple, Compact Sensor Playground for your Pi Zero

We may one day look back at 2016/2017 and realize this was the golden age of maker/DIY electronics. New maker boards and add-ons are being introduced at a ridiculous pace. A few of these boards will get a ton of traction. Others, not so much. What differentiates the successful boards from the ones that litter … Continue reading GrovePi Zero: A Simple, Compact Sensor Playground for your Pi Zero

Tutorial & Review: Enviro pHAT for Raspberry Pi

The Enviro pHAT from Pimoroni is an add-on board for Raspberry Pi with a set of sensors on-board to capture temperature, pressure, motion, light, and color. The size of pHAT boards match the size of a Pi Zero giving you a very compact solution that you can discretely deploy in a variety of situations. The Enviro pHAT … Continue reading Tutorial & Review: Enviro pHAT for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Add-On Board Gains Data Logger/Streamer

You guys might remember one of our posts from way back when on the Pi-Plates DAQCplate board. If you don’t, the DAQCplate is an add-on board for your Raspberry Pi that gives it all sorts of extra functionality (analog to digital inputs, indicator LEDs, a shutdown button, etc.). But why bring it back up, you ask? … Continue reading Raspberry Pi Add-On Board Gains Data Logger/Streamer

Thingsee: Weatherproof Streaming GPS & Environment Sensor

An Introduction to Thingsee Working with electronics and getting your project streaming data is so fun and rewarding. But what about when you want to put it outside? Or don’t have access to WiFi? Or, heaven forbid, don’t want to struggle through debugging code and one-off solutions? Well have no fear because the Thingsee One … Continue reading Thingsee: Weatherproof Streaming GPS & Environment Sensor

Review: Wio Link Plug-and-Play IoT Board

What if I told you that you could connect any sensor you wanted to the internet without a single bit of code or wiring for less than $30? What if I told you that you could also control connected outputs with your phone from anywhere? Well, you better believe me because the Wio Link is an internet-connected … Continue reading Review: Wio Link Plug-and-Play IoT Board

Review: GoPiGo Robot Car for Raspberry Pi

The first thing I wanted to make when I got my Raspberry Pi was a robot. Everybody loves robots. But, knowing next to nothing about motor control, I was a little scared of trying to build one. Something with wheels seemed like a step in the right direction, though. Thankfully, a company called Dexter Industries produces a … Continue reading Review: GoPiGo Robot Car for Raspberry Pi

Review: GrovePi Plug-and-Play Sensor Board

After experiencing how incredibly easy Dexter Industries made it to build a robot car, I decided to try out their add-on board called the GrovePi. Dexter makes a ton (supposedly over 100) of sensors that can be easily plugged in and instantly played with using their pre-written scripts. You can get a GrovePi sensor board along with 12 different … Continue reading Review: GrovePi Plug-and-Play Sensor Board