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The Makers Workbench 1000 Instagram Follower Giveaway!


1000k Instagram Follower Giveaway!


 That's right! We just hit out goal of 1000 followers on Instagram, and to celebrate we have partnered with some amazing companies to give away a pretty awesome prize pack! Thank you again for helping us reach our first major milestone on Instagram! No Purchase Necessary To Enter.  Simply visit our Instagram Page and follow the instructions on the GiveAway post.  [node:read-more:link]

Raspberry Pi 3B+ Released. Specs Inside

Raspberry Pi 3B+ Released!

This morning the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the release of the new and improved Raspberry Pi 3B+, and upgraded version of the ubiquitous Raspbery Pi 3 Model B. This update comes just a few weeks after the Raspberry Pi's sixth birthday, and just eight months after the Foundation celebrated it's 14,000,000 unit sold (over 19,000,000 sold as of this publication). The updated design  packs in new features such as a reconfigured ARM Cortex A53 CPU that now runs at a respectable 1.4GHZ thanks to better cooling provided by an integrated heat spreader (IHS). [node:read-more:link]

Raspberry Pi Steams Ahead With 14 Million Units Sold Despite Competition

Raspberry Pi Surpasses 14-Million Units Manufactured

Earlier this week, Sony’s UK Technology Centre announced that it has manufactured more than 10 million Raspberry Pi SBC’s over the last five years, bumping the total number of Raspberry Pi’s out in the wild to 14-million units. This is a huge milestone for both the Raspberry Pi foundation (http://www.raspberrypi.org)  as well as Sony UK who was initially contracted by Element14  to manufacture 10,000 units per year back in 2012. Raspberry Pi has been such a success for Sony, that it has since ramped up its manufacturing capabilities to be able to produce more than 15,000 units per day, with a maximum peak capacity of 100,000 units per week. [node:read-more:link]

End Of Life Notice Issued For Intel Edison, Galileo, And Joule Development Boards

Intel Issues EOL for three IoT Development Boards

Early on the morning of June 19, 2017 news began to circulate that Intel has began the End Of Life (EOL) process for its line of maker-friendly development boards. The development boards in question are the Intel Edison, Joule, and Galileo. Dozens of articles were written about the impact these modules would have on the maker scene, but like many other “game changing” development products, the lack of libraries, community, and project tutorials prevented these modules from becoming mainstream hardware that was coveted by makers worldwide. [node:read-more:link]

Arduino Officially Releases Arduino IDE 1.8.0


Arduino Version 1.8.0 Is Here!

Arduino has officially released their long awaited "Unifying" IDE that brings both the .cc and .org variants of the company together into perfect harmony.  Version 1.8.0 of the Arduino IDE works out of the box with AVR boards, like the Uno, Mega, Yun, and Micro, among the most popular. Additionally, it supports the Arduino Leonardo Ethernet, Arduino Yun Mini,Arduino Industrial 101, and Uno WiFi... [node:read-more:link]