Today’s Hardware Friday post comes to us via the team at Raspberry PI, and while it might feel like every Friday post is a PI post, I couldn’t pass this one up. Help teachers and educators introduce our young to the joy of IoT? Oh yeah, no way was I passing that up! Welcome to… Read More


One of the things I see allot is how hard it can be to setup a new Raspberry Pi. So when I saw this post from HackADay’s Gerrit Coetzee, I couldn’t pass it up… Bake a Fresh Raspberry Pi: Never Struggle To Configure A Pi Again “[David Ferguson] has put together a nice little tool… Read More


One of our favorite magazines, The MagPi, is out with the prefect edition for last Hardware Friday post before Christmas… Issue 52 – Merry Christmas Makes Get creative with our festive projects in the Christmas 2016 issue of the official Raspberry Pi magazine Merry Christmas MakesBuild your own decorations and even make one out of… Read More


Have a little hardware elf at home? Here’s something to help keep them busy during the Winter Break… micro:bit Christmas Challenge! Announcing the micro:bit Christmas Challenge! How could the micro:bit help Santa deliver his Christmas presents this year? The Micro:bit Foundation has been contacted by Santa Claus himself. He has heard how amazing the micro:bit… Read More


Today’s Hardware Friday post is meant to “teach you how to fish find your own cool projects” hackster.io is a great community that is all about learning hardware… “Hackster helps people everywhere learn how to design, create and program Internet-connected hardware. By bringing together our network of close to 200,000 engineers, makers and hackers, 90… Read More


Now that’s allot of Pi! Eben Upton has written a little about their journey to 10 million and also introduces a new premium kit… Ten millionth Raspberry Pi, and a new kit When we started Raspberry Pi, we had a simple goal: to increase the number of people applying to study Computer Science at Cambridge.… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/49d1cd7919c84550a62ea5fc0066f022/AzureIOTStarterKits.mp4 This lengthy episode contains a ton of good information about IoT in general, about Azure IoT and the services that it brings this category of computing, and finally about a number of starter kits designed and built for Azure IoT that you can use to get you building connected devices very quickly. I doubt… Read More


How have I not seen more excitement, posts and hardware dev’s around the Myo? What? You’ve never heard of it either? Gesture Control Has Arrived The Myo armband is a wearable gesture control and motion control device that lets you take control of your phone, computer, and so much more, touch-free. … And best of… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/e6c3f21ec97d4dd4b8b1a62e00d0f9f3/19.mp4 Let’s learn about a couple of the primary electronic capacitors – the inductor and the capacitor – by building a working radio from scratch. We’ll get really simple and just use tin foil and wire for this. The only component we’ll need to use is a simple diode. I think you’ll have fun watching… Read More


http://c9southcentral.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/620003cb6cd54e3baf06a5ef00d9b552/18.mp4 Meet the Tessel 2. This cool, little IoT device makes things really easy. Getting started is really quick and easy and you get to write your app using JavaScript (or even TypeScript for an extra dose of awesome!). Let me give you a brief introduction to the Tessel 2 and get you started. Then… Read More