MicroNFCBoard NFC Sensor Designed For The Internet of Things (video)

NFC Sensor

Developers and makers that enjoy using the Arduino programming platform or the Raspberry Pi mini PC to build projects, are sure to find this new NFC sensor called the MicroNFCBoard, invaluable in adding extra functionality to certain projects.

The MicroNFCBoard has been equipped with an integrated development platform that makes it easy to use Near Field Communication or NFC sensor in any of your projects and is available to purchase for just £30.

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Raspberry Pi Controller Hub (video)

Raspberry Pi Controller Hub

Raspberry Pi developers and makers that enjoy building projects using the $35 mini PC might be interested in a new Raspberry Pi controller hub that has been created by Richard Harwood based in the UK.

The Raspberry Pi controller hub is equipped with a 4 channel controller board, as well as a real time clock, 4 channel analogue to digital, 2K eeprom, and ds18b20 socket onboard power to name a few of its features.

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Arduino USB Host Shield And ArduinoISP Now Available

Arduino USB Host Shield

This week the official Arduino website has announced the availability of their new Arduino USB Host Shield and ArduinoISP boards from the Arduino Store.

The Arduino USB Host Shield pictured above has been created to enable Arduino programmers to connect USB devices to the Arduino development board using the included USB port, such as game controllers, digital cameras, phones, keyboards and more.

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Lenovo N20p Touchscreen Chromebook Now Available To Pre-Order For $330

Lenovo N20p

Lenovo has this week announced that they have now started pre-orders for their new Lenovo N20p touchscreen Chromebook which is equipped with 11.6 inch touchscreen display offering users a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The Lenovo N20p Chromebook is powered by an Intel N2830 2.16GHz processor supported by 2 GB of RAM and sports a 16 GB solid state disk (SSD). Together with a battery that is capable of providing users with eight hours of useful life on a single charge.

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VisiPort2 Compact Arduino Programmer (video)

Arduino Programmer

Arduino programmers, makers and developers that are looking for a small Arduino Programmer device might be interested in the VisiPort2.

The VisiPort2 is a USB To Serial module that has been specifically designed to program Arduino’s and is perfect for any bread board say its creators. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the VisiPort2 project and see it in action.

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Giada I39 Mini Desktop PC With Quad Core Intel Celeron J1900 CPU

Mini Desktop PC

Following on from the new Giada D2308 mini PC desktop equipped with a Haswell and Nvidia graphics last month. Giada has also unveiled their new Giada I39 which is a small form factor mini desktop PC powered by an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core Bay Trail processor that measures just 192mm x 155mm x 26mm in size.

The new Giada I39 mini desktop PC is also fitted with 2GB of RAM and offers 500GB of 2.5inch SATAII Type HDD internal storage with support or a mSATA solid state drive if preferred.

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Adafruit FONA Mini GSM Breakout uFL Launching Soon

MiniGSM

Adafruit have this week unveiled their new Adafruit FONA Mini GSM Breakout uFL version one board that will soon be available to purchase and measures just 1.75 x 1.25 inches in size.

The Adafruit FONA Mini GSM module is equipped with a SIM800 GSM cellular module and allows users to add voice, text, SMS and data to their projects with ease.

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Raspberry Pi Combined With 1942 Crosley Radio

Raspberry Pi

Makers and developers that are looking for a new Raspberry Pi project to keep them busy for a few weekends, might be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi radio which has combined the awesome $35 mini PC with a 1942 Crosley Radio.

The modern take on the classic radio system has been created by Andy Felong who has cut away the front face of the radio to reveal a iPad touchscreen display.

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Gigabyte BRIX Gaming DIY PC Kit GB-BXi5G-760 Mini-PC Launches

gigabyte brix

Gigabyte has today announced the launch of their new Gigabyte BRIX Gaming Ultra Compact PC kit GB-BXi5G-760 which is available to purchase in black and green and will be available with a choice of processors including Core i7 processors next month.

The Gigabyte BRIX Gaming GB-BXi5G-760 system is fitted with a Haswell Intel 4th generation Core processors i5-4200H supported by a discrete graphic card in the form of a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GPU.

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Raspberry Pi Touchscreen LCD Display Production Starting Before Years End

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

It has been rumoured for some time that the Raspberry Pi Foundation was developing a stand-alone Raspberry Pi touchscreen LCD display for use with their awesome mini PC and others development boards.

However this week the PCR website has learned that production of the Raspberry Pi touchscreen LCD display is expected to start before the end of the year now the Raspberry Pi display in the final stages of development offering a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

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Nanite 85 The Worlds Smallest ATtiny85 Arduino Development Board

Arduino development board

Maker and developers looking for a tiny Arduino development board might be interested in The Nanite 85, which could possibly be the world’s smallest ATtiny85 based Arduino derivative development board.

The tiny Nanite 85 Arduino development board was created as a fun project after its creator Tim had seen the Digispark and, subsequentally, the Adafruit Trinket were announced.

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