Archive for the ‘Hobby Electronics’ Category

Lovebox – wireless display for thoughtful messages – reviewed

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Both my reviewer and maker sense tingles when I come across something like Lovebox. Starting in a French makerspace in 2015 and released in its final form in November 2021, Lovebox was the brainchild of Jean Gregoire who was keen to build a simple way to connect people across distances. Before iMessage started to gain […]


Thursday, June 15th, 2017

When it comes to small-form-factor computers, the Raspberry Pi is far from the only game in town. The concept of a “stick” computer, a whole desktop packed into a case smaller than your mobile phone, has been around for a while now. They tend to find their niche in retail displays, but these tiny machines […]

WDLabs PiDrive Node Zero

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The PiDrive Node Zero packs 314GB of storage, a Pi Zero and a two-port USB hub into one compact package. I’d be the first to call out the Raspberry Pi, and more so the Pi Zero, as being less than ideal choices as network attached storage, but they still make a great media server, classic […]

YouTube Channels For The Electronics Hobbyist

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

If you’re not already familiar with my shift from testing and reviewing consumer electronics, to making and supporting hobbyist electronics projects, then allow me a moment to explain. When the Raspberry Pi dropped on my Birthday 4 years ago it rekindled an interest I’d had since childhood. An inherent desire to tinker, to experiment and […]

Parallax Propeller ASC+ Review

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

So, here we are. This is, perhaps, the inaugural “Hobby Electronics” post on Gadgetoid proper. That’s if you ignore some of my older musings about Ruby on the Pi. My previous home for all things electronics,, was written during those Ruby days, in Ruby, and with no content management system of any sort. Updating […]