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17
May

Arduino announces new US made "Genuino" brand amidst legal battle over "Arduino" brand

Arduino.cc and Adafruit rebrand Arduino into Genuino admist legal issues.Arduino.cc Announces New "Genuine" Brand​

Maker Faire Bay Area 2015: Arduino.cc has just announced a series of major changes to both the branding and manufacturing of its popular AVR-based development boards. In a partnership with Adafruit, Arduino.cc is launching a new global sister brand to the Arduino called "Genuino" (Translating to Genuine in Italian). The Genuino brand will encompass all of the official Arduino boards such as the Yun, Uno, Leonardo, etc, and will be manufactured at Adafruit's Manhattan facility in New York. This is a major move for Arduino.cc as the company has always taken pride in manufacturing its boards in Italy where Arduino was founded.  Read more about Arduino announces new US made "Genuino" brand amidst legal battle over "Arduino" brand

16
May

Beagleboard.org and Seeed Studio unveil the new Beaglebone Green

First look at the new Beaglebone Green Embedded Linux Development Board.

The Beaglebone Green is official! 

Beaglebone.org and Seed Studio have just announced the new Beaglebone Green, the first major derivative of the wildly popular Beaglebone Black. The Beagle Bone Green is being produced by Seeed Studio, and is a highly modified design based on the Beaglebone Black. The board features two Grove System connectors, which make attaching Seeed's Grove modules quick and easy. Another major addition to the board is a battery backed up Real Time Clock (RTC), and the company has replaced the barrel jack power connector with a standard micro USB. Finally, the Seed has ditched the HDMI connector as it was rarely utilized in most projects. Read more about Beagleboard.org and Seeed Studio unveil the new Beaglebone Green

4
May

How to install the Windows 10 IoT Preview onto a Raspberry Pi 2.

How to install Windows 10 IoT Core on to the Raspberry Pi 2

Installing Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi 2

Microsoft first announced that Windows 10 would be coming to the Raspberry Pi and other popular development hardware platforms earlier this year. This caused a huge stir in the Maker community, and especially around Raspberry Pi circles. Likewise the Window’s developer world was quite happy to hear this news as well. As for myself, being a Raspberry Pi user since its release, and a budding windows developer, I was quite excited to hear this as well. I even worked up a 3D printable Windows 10 case for the Raspberry Pi 2, and wrote a short article on it.  Read more about How to install the Windows 10 IoT Preview onto a Raspberry Pi 2.

8
Feb

A Huge Thanks To Voltivo And Cubicity!

Voltivo and Cubicity sponsor TheMakersWorkbench Into 2015!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the good folks over at Voltivo and Cubicity for continuing to support our not only our website, but our 3D printing endeavors into 2015. We have long touted Voltivo's Excelfil as the best 3D printing filament we have ever used, and we still stand firm on that statement. In the past 4 months, I have been sampling and purchasing many of the low to medium priced PLA brands on the market as well as a few of the higher priced spools from well-known brands. I will admit that cheap Chinese filament quality has improved leaps and bounds over what it was even a year ago, but nothing I have used prints consistently, and retains its color like Excelfil. Read more about A Huge Thanks To Voltivo And Cubicity!

10
Nov

The Raspberry Pi Model A+ has arrived!

Raspberry Pi Model A+ has been released!

The new Raspberry Pi A+ is smaller, faster, and packs a punch

This morning the Raspberry Pi Foundation released its update to the Model A revision of the Raspberry Pi. The new Raspberry Pi Model A+ features the same BCM2835 processor, and 256MB of RAM that the previous Model A utilized, but the Model A+ differs in size, power consumption, and clutter. The Model A+ features a 40-pin GPIO connectort now which breaks out additional GPIO pins as well as conforms to the new HAT standard for better module board compatibility. Read more about The Raspberry Pi Model A+ has arrived!

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