Dev boards

Intel Edison IoT board

Intel has been active in Internet of Things product releases. As part of  IDF 2014 keynote, Intel has announced that their Edison development platform is now shipping. First announced back at CES, Edison is a development platform for Intel’s burgeoning Internet of Things development initiative. Intel is upping their bid for a place at the

Parallax Propeller 1 Goes Open Source

Parallax Propeller is multi-core microcontroller development platform. The Parallax P8X32A Propeller chip, introduced in 2006, is a multi-core architecture parallel microcontroller with eight 32-bit RISC CPU cores. It can be programmed for example with Propeller Assembly language, Spin interpreter and C programming languages. Interesting news on this platform is that Parallax Propeller 1 Goes Open

Create Digital Experiments

Simple Ways to Create Face-Melting Digital Experiments blog posting discusses the rise of the IoT and maker culture. It discusses how seemingly simple tasks that earlier took weeks to do can nowdays hacked together in a day when you combine suiable on-line tools and maker hardware solutions. The posting lists many tools that I have

IOIO-OTG board review

I was some day wondering how to connect IO to Android smartphone or tablet.One well known option is to use IOIO or IOIO-OTG board connected to Android device USB port. The IOIO (pronounced “yo-yo”) is a board specially designed to work with Android devices and robust connectivity to an Android device via a USB or

Freaduino Leonardo review

Arduino Leonardo is a micro-controller board based on the ATmega32u4. This board form factor and functionality is quite similar to Arduino UNO (7.1 cm x 5.3 cm x 1.5 cm ; 20 g) , with the exception that the USB interface is built into the micro-controller itself instead of using external serial-USB converter IC on

IBOX Review

This is a review of  IBOX Mini multi-function single board computer from iTead Studio. The iBox has received some fame by raising funds through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo (it exceeded the intended target considerably). A friend gave tip that iTead Studio was looking for bloggers to review the iBox product. I submitted request to them

Raspberry Pi Compute Module

New embedded boards seem to be coming all the time. The newest in the news is from developers of Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi foundation has a solution for the odd layout of the normal, consumer Pi:  The Raspberry Pi compute module, a Raspi and 4GB flash drive, sans connectors, on an industry standard DDR2

Teensy Development Boards

I have written about Arduino boards a lot, but there are also other small interesting quite similar development board recommended for me to check out. The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontroller development system, in a very small footprint, capable of implementing many types of projects. All programming is done via the USB port and

The $40 x86 Arduino

There seems to be push for x86 based Arduino compatible boards. Not long ago Intel announced Intel Galileo board. Now there is a new $40 x86 Arduino. 86Duino is like bringing old Pentium II-class machine capable of running DOS, Windows, and Linux into the space of an Arduino. The 86Duino Zero features an x86 Vortex86EX

The Raspberry Pi Becomes a Form Factor?

Despite the cries for updated hardware, the Raspberry Pi foundation has been playing it cool. The Raspberry Pi Becomes a Form Factor article tells that they’re committed to getting the most out of their engineering investment, and the current board design for the Raspi doesn’t support more than 512Mb of memory, anyway. It seems that