Elegoo 37 Sensor Kit Review

There seems to be a race on Amazon as to who can get the most sensors into a kit. Previously we looked at Kookye's 16 Sensor Kit and really liked what they offered. Today we are looking at Elegoo's 37 in 1 Sensor Kit. Now it's not quite fair to say this kit is 21 better than the other kit because its goal is very different. While they do share some of the same sensors, the Kookye kit is designed to introduce the user to sensors that could be used in IoT situations, Elegoo's 37 sensor kit aim...

NTC’s Pocket Chip Review

NTC's Pocket CHIP Start Splash
Now that I have been using it every day for a few weeks (showing how to connect it to an Arduino) I finally feel like I can give a fair review to the PocketCHIP. PocketCHIP is the portable skin for Next Thing Company's (NTC) $9 CHIP computer. It seems like the team at NTC wanted to create a handheld interface for their product but didn't want it to break the bank. I honestly think a lot of people would have passed on the CHIP without a clear use in mind but the capabilities of the PocketCHIP...

Connect PocketCHIP to Arduino Part 2: Bluetooth

Part 2 of our 4 part Arduino PocketCHIP connection special. Previously we looked at how to connect and program an Arduino with the PocketCHIP over a serial USB connection. Today the goal is to  connect a PocketCHIP to an Arduino using a HC-05 Bluetooth module. Bluetooth communication through a HC-05 Bluetooth module. The HC-05 is a Bluetooth module that can communicate with an Arduino over a Serial connection. It can be used as a Master or a Slave module. To get the HC-05 configured we ...

First look at NTC’s CHIP

Chip Promotional Picture
I recently received Next Thing Company's (NTC's) $9 computer the C.H.I.P. and I wanted to get a quick look out. This isn't really a full review but these are my thoughts on the Arduino sized System on a Chip (SoC) computer. This is just for the computer itself and there will be a separate look at the handheld device Pocketchip from the same company. NTC started a Kickstarter for "The world's first $9 computer" in May of 2015 and raised over $2 million for this project. While the Raspb...