Category Archives: Modules and boards

How to Choose a Security Camera Chipset

Security camera chipsets are integral components of surveillance cameras. These chipsets essentially act as the brain of the camera by managing data flows between the CPU and other components and peripherals in the system, such as memory, graphics cards, and storage devices. The chipsets handle tasks like image processing, encoding, and sometimes even analytics, such […]

How to Make a Low-Cost ESP32-Based Remote-Accessible Camera Using an ESP32-CAM or ESP32-EYE Board

Video surveillance is one of the top IoT applications today, with the global smart home security camera market size expected to growat a compound annual growth rate of 19.2 percent from 2023 to 2030. For various reasons, many IoT hobbyists might be interested in setting up a home surveillance camera at a lower cost than […]

A 2023 Guide to Raspberry Pi Prototyping

Raspberry PI prototyping

Prototyping a smart device on the road to production is complex, time consuming, and can seem overwhelming to anyone who has limited experience in configuring electronics. But we all have to start somewhere. So here’s what you need to know about how to perform Raspberry Pi prototyping in 2023, and the tools you can use […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Industrial IoT Boards

Industrial IoT board

When it comes to the industrial sector, the Internet of Things looks very different from how it appears in the consumer world of smart homes or smart offices. The smart sensors that track temperatures on machines in a manufacturing plant are different from the ones in your smartwatch that monitor your heart rate, and they […]

Our Picks for the Five Best Microcontrollers for Industrial Applications

Industrial microcontroller for IoT

When we think of the Internet of Things (IoT), our imaginations are often limited to consumer applications: smart homes, smart transportation, smart offices, etc. However, these account for just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to IoT. Just beneath the surface lies a sprawling world of industrial IoT and industrial microcontrollers (MCUs). But just […]

Guide to Embedded Development Boards

Embedded System Board

The world of IoT has exploded over the past few years, with the number of connected devices worldwide surpassing 15 billion this year. Embedded system boards are the backbone of these electronic devices, providing the computing power, connectivity, and functionality required for, say, a smart thermometer or a smart security system.  In other words, these […]

A Complete Guide to Development Boards

IoT development board

IoT developers know how important it is to find not just what works, but what works best for a particular IoT use case. After all, a smart proximity sensor in an IoT security system is very different from a smart watch you might use to monitor your health, take calls, send messages, and more. The […]

Building a Raspberry Pi Security Camera

Raspberry Pi computer

In today’s interconnected world, ensuring the security of our homes and workplaces has become increasingly important. A Raspberry Pi security camera – a DIY smart security camera based on the versatile single-board computer Raspberry Pi – presents a cost-effective and customizable option. I also personally think it’s a great first project for IoT hobbyists who […]

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Pico Programming

Raspberry Pi Pico board

A Raspberry Pi Pico is a popular microcontroller (MCU) option for hobbyists and IoT professionals alike. It holds a special place in the IoT world because of its small physical size paired with relatively high processing power and low energy consumption. Add to that the huge mainstream adoption of its larger siblings (Raspberry Pi 1 […]

The Top Microcontroller Series for Your IoT Projects

Recently, we took an in-depth look at the major features of microcontrollers (MCUs), particularly for use in IoT projects—including why they matter and how to choose one. In this follow up, we’re going to take a look at specific MCU products that you can use. Most microcontrollers come in a “series,” so we’ll look at […]