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Ringing in 2018 with 103 Hacker-Friendly SBCs

Welcome to our latest biannual round-up of hacker-friendly single board computers that run Linux or Android. Included are a brief review of recent SBC market trends, a catalog with key features, specs, and pricing of each SBC, and a table comparing them all. Relative to our June report, which was...
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Raspberry Pi, Linux on ARM Users: Now You Get a New Browser Option with Vivaldi

Raspberry Pi users now have one more browser to choose from besides Chromium, Firefox, and Midori, with the newly-announced availability of an experimental version of power-user-focused Vivaldi. The Blink-based browser from former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner is expanding beyond Windows, macOS, and...
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holiday lights
Need a holiday project? Check out these fun Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects from Carla Schroder.

8 Holiday Projects with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

The best way to celebrate the coldest, darkest time of year is to build fun Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. These projects will light up the gloomiest gloom, fill your days with fun and your heart with joy, and all without draining your pocketbook. You can control lights and music, build a retro...
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Turtle Rover
The Turtle Rover bot was designed to mimic Martian rovers. Check out our full list of open source Linux robots to watch.

Top 10 Open Source Linux Robots

Back in 2014, we struggled to fill out our top 10 roundup of Linux-based robots and padded the list with conceptually similar autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In addition, many of those robots were proprietary or open source only on the software side. Today...
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Adafruit Capacitive Touch HAT
The Adafruit Capacitive Touch HAT is designed to turn a variety of objects into touch sensors. (Image: Adafruit)

10 Raspberry Pi HATs: One for Every Occasion

The large ecosystem of add-on boards is a key factor in the success of the Raspberry Pi, which torched the competition in our recent hacker board reader survey. Much of the Pi add-on business has moved to the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) I/O specification, which launched...
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raspberry Pi 3
A total of 1,705 Linux.com and LinuxGizmos readers voted for their favorite Linux-driven, community-backed SBCs in this survey.

Hacker Board Survey Results: More Raspberry Pi, Please

The results are in for the 2017 Hacker Board survey. A total of 1,705 Linux.com and LinuxGizmos readers voted for their favorite Linux-driven, community-backed SBCs under $200 out of a catalog of 98. As with last year’s jointly sponsored survey, as well as the 2015 and 2014 polls, a Raspberry Pi...
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SBC survey
Take our short survey to rank your favorite hacker boards, and enter for a chance to win a free board.

Choose Your Favorite Linux Hacker SBCs and Enter to Win a Free Board

It’s once again time for our annual reader survey of open-spec, Linux- or Android-ready single board computers priced under $200. In collaboration with LinuxGizmos, we have published freshly updated summaries of 98 SBCs, up from 81 boards in our 2016 survey and 53 boards in our 2015 survey. You can...
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Huawei’s $239 HiKey 960 Wants to Be a High-End Alternative to Raspberry Pi

Hoping to tap into the highly lucrative and popular Raspberry Pi market – 12.5 million sales in five years – Linaro and Huawei have unveiled a high-end (read: expensive) rival.  The HiKey 960 96Boards are designed as alternatives to Raspberry Pi, using ARM mobile technology specifically for Android...
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BeagleBone Blue
The BeagleBone Blue is a robotics-focused collaboration with the University of California San Diego Robotics Lab, which is using the board for robotics education.

Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of...
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SparkFun blocks
SparkFun Blocks let you quickly add functionality to your Intel Edison board.

Interact with the Intel Edison Using SparkFun Blocks

In the previous article, I looked at the Intel Edison -- how fast it was, and how much power it needed. This time, I will show how to start getting the Edison board to interact with surrounding electronics with the help of SparkFun Blocks (Figure 1). edison-blocks2.jpg Figure 1:...
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