Building a Raspberry Pi Development Board

November 22nd, 2015

Making a Raspberry Pi Development Board @

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I got tired of the mess of interconnected boards that normally graced my workbench whenever I was working on something, so I made a nice clean portable development board based on one of my Raspberry Pi Model B’s!

How? Click on the following link:

RoboPi now works on 11 different single board computers!

November 6th, 2015

RoboPi @ Mikronauts

RoboPi now supports the following single board computers:

  1. Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (RPi2 Review)
  2. Raspberry Pi Model A
  3. Raspberry Pi Model A+ (RPi A+ Review)
  4. Raspberry Pi Model B
  5. Raspberry Pi Model B+ (RPi B+ Review)
  6. Banana Pi (and BPi-M1) (BPi Review)
  7. Banana Pro (BPro Review)
  8. LeMaker Guitar with Base Board (Guitar Review)
  9. ODROID-C1 (C1 Review)
  10. ODROID-XU4 with Shifter Shied (XU4 Review)
  11. MIPS Create CI20 (CI20 Review)

RoboPi simply stacks on top of the single board computers listed above.

Of course, RoboPi also supports stand alone operation with a PropPlug and 5V!

Every platform is supported with the C/C++ RoboPi API, and all platforms (except MIPS Create CI20) are also supported by the RoboPi Python API.


LeMaker Guitar & Base Board Review

November 4th, 2015

How does Guitar compare to Raspberry Pi 2, ODROID-C1, Banana Pro, ODROID-XU4 and more?

LeMaker Guitar Review @

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This review was a LOT of work, as you will see when you read the 10 page monster.

Click HERE to read LeMaker Guitar Review


Curious about me and Mikronauts?

October 13th, 2015

Have you ever wondered who is the man behind the curtain?

I was over on the ODROID forums today, and I noticed they have published the October 2015 issue – which has a rather large article on me and Mikronauts :)

Read the four page feature in ODROID Magazine on pages 41-44!

ODROID Magazine - see pages 41-44

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Download the October 2015 ODROID Magazine PDF

“My name is Bill, and I am addicted to robotics & electronics…”


ESP8266 experiments – making a simple development board

October 4th, 2015

The ESP8266 based WiFi modules introduced last year have made making WiFi connected sensor nodes much easier – and much cheaper.

ESP8266 ESP-01 Module Experiments

In this article I describe making a small development board for ESP-01 modules, and taking the first steps with it.