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Ninja Block, part of the home automation kit (via NinjaBlocks)   The plethora of open-source hardware and software devices now available for purchase provides designers, software developers, and engineers of all sorts flexibility in developing their project builds. With coding environments and user interfaces that make creating your own ‘things’ much simpler, open-source DIY builds are drawing interest from even the most novice of developers. Ninja Blocks, following a successfu ...
Upper atmosphere images from Dave Akerman's Pi in the Sky (via Dave Akerman)   At this day and age, a man by himself can send something into near space and have proof that he did it, along with visual evidence the of our beautiful bright blue planet we call home.     Dave Akerman created the Pi in the Sky project to send Raspberry Pi components on a trip to where weather balloons go to die. The trip took many loop-de-loops, reached a height of about 24.5 miles, resulting in abo ...
Arduino Robot top board. "First official Arduino on wheels." (via Arduino.cc)   It is that time of year again when technology enthusiasts gather to behold new and interesting devices. Of course, it would not be Maker Faire if Arduino in one form or another did not make an appearance and appear they did in the form of a robot and a hybrid Arduino/Linux platform. Debuting last weekend at San Francisco’s Maker Faire, the Arduino Robot is officially the first equipped with wheels for loco ...
Gooseberry board. Simply a tablet PCB without the screen. (via Gooseberry)   As an answer to the question of which is more popular in the mini-PC world, it all depends on what you’re using their respective boards. Sure, there are dozens more currently on the market (Cubieboard, VIA’s APC and the FOXG20 to name a few) but these two boards are very similar to one another in most respects. The Pi model B is an exposed system board that features a Broadcomm SoC outfitted with an ARM ...
Rikomagic MK802 "pocket pc." A fairly impressive platform. Let's see how fast it gets opened up. (via Rikomagic)     Mini Android-based PCs like the Raspberry Pi and VIA’s APC are flooding the consumer market and the tiny trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Some PC users however prefer even less bulk and for those with minimalistic views Rikomagic has the solution with their Android-based MK802 series PCs on a stick. The Chinese company has released several series ...
Neo-ITX running at 800Mhz... (via VIA)   Mini PCs have been gaining momentum in popularity since Raspberry Pi made it easy for hobbyists to develop home projects with relative ease and on the cheap. VIA Technologies has jumped on the mini PC bandwagon and is set to release their new all-in-one (has everything on it including the GPU and CPU) board known as the APC Android PC system. The board is considerably better than the Raspberry Pi (model B) although it costs a bit more with an initial ...
Forum member Phame’s entry into Bit-Tech’s Raspberry Pi case competition results in a detail oriented water-cooling system design for the mini PC.(via Bit-Tech forum)   The Raspberry Pi, the Linux box sporting a 700 MHz ARM processor, safely operates at overclocked “turbo” mode speeds up to 1 GHz without voiding the product’s warranty. Although a highly capable and external module ready microprocessing board, it still does not reach too high of a temperature t ...
The tiny Gumstix IronSTORM COM provides developers a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 board capable of running smart electronics devices in extreme temperatures (via Gumstix)     The ubiquitous deployment of miniaturized intelligent devices powering most of today’s real-world electronics continues to rapidly spread in commercial availability - developers of all skill range and industries can quite easily get their hands on a dev board and begin creating their own smart electronic devices. ...
The MarsBoard joins the line-up of cheap and affordable dev boards based on the AllWinner A10 SOC. (via Marsboard)   It’s time to add another board into the rapidly expanding line-up of AllWinner A10 based development boards - the MarsBoard. This high performance and cost effective mini PC board joins the likes of the highly similar CubieBoard and A10-Olinuxino dev boards - all putting the AllWinner A10 SOC to good use.   The MarsBoard’s high-speed ARM Cortex A8 processor ...
  For me, it started with a weekend trip to the cottage that was going to be an opportunity to be secluded while laying out a board in EAGLE.  I had everything well planned to be able to complete the task without an internet connection: all datasheets were saved, the schematic was complete, and I even installed the free version of EAGLE which didn't require an internet connection to verify my license.  After the sun went down I brewed some tea, turned on the stereo, and got rea ...
ODROID-U2 on the left... Hardkernel's corporate card on the right? (via Hardkernel)   Hardkernel Co, the open-source hardware company from Korea, has achieved quite a bit of success over the years with the release of several of the world’s first Android, ARM-powered development boards. Their latest release, the ODROID-U2, is an upgrade to its U predecessor sporting a 1.7GHz Quad core platform with 2GB of RAM to offer developers an ultra-compact solution with PC-like performance.  ...
The concept combination. (via UDOO's Kickstarter)   Currently, the two most popular development boards among students, hobbyist, and professionals have to be the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Both can take on some serious projects and likewise, both are a great place for beginners to start at and learn about electronics and programming… A team of researchers working with SECO USA inc. and Aidilab thought it would be a great idea to combine the two and get a product that features the bes ...
The Cubieboard, a familiar size, packed with more features. (via cubieboard)   The hackers and makers of the world present in many online design communities have a steadily increasing pool of boards to choose from for their build projects. Here, we introduce another ARM powered board that comes fully assembled from China in the form of the Cubieboard. This board, designed by Tom Cubie and friends who almost doubled up on their crowd-funding goal last year, offers DIYers a completely hackab ...
The A13-OLinuXino - The touchscreen interface, Zigbee, expanded GPIO (via Olimex)   To add to the quickly expanding group of cheap, open-source, Linux-based microprocessing boards, Olimex has introduced a product of their own: the A13-OLinuXino. Unlike wildly popular boards of its class, such as the Raspberry Pi, the OlinuXino offers an improved processing speed and a fully open source product for complete, saleable customization.   The Bulgarian-based Olimex had implemented several ...

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