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Make: Magazine, Volume 83 - PDF

In our cover story, we follow a group of friends who set out to send an autonomous boat across the Atlantic a decade ago. Their boat never made it, but that failure set them on a course to launch their own startup for self-navigating vessels. And they give you tips on building your own!

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Make: Volume 83 - Guide to Boards 2022
  

It’s been another tumultuous year in the world of embedded electronics: Supply chain snags have scarcely relented, while new chips jostle for position as the go-to for makers. In this issue of Make:, we look at how scarcity is affecting the industry and impacting new and stalwart boards alike. We explore how RISC-V chip architecture is putting open silicon in the hands of makers. And if your favorite board is out of stock, we offer smart substitutes. Also included is our annual Make: Guide to Boards comparing 79 of the hottest microcontrollers, single-board computers, and FPGAs — with an emphasis on those you can actually get your hands on.

Plus, 25 projects to make, including:

  • Use full-color LED strings and a Pixelblaze controller to make cuddly animated pillows.
  • Stitch a stylish and sturdy roll-up tool carrier for on-the-go fixes and builds.
  • Convert your 3D printer to 5-axis and print the impossible.
  • Take control of smart home gadgets with Z-Wave and Raspberry Pi.
  • Make a fun paper airplane that blows bubbles as it soars.
  • And much more!