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What's New - December 2023

DIYODE Magazine

Issue 77, December 2023

We're always on the look out for new and exciting maker-related products. Here's just a few that we spotted from our advertisers this month.

Expand your project's possibilities

Arduino® UNO R4 WiFi Development Board

Increased processing power, expanded memory, additional peripherals, and still stays true to the reliable UNO form factor.

  • Same form factor, pinout and 5V operating voltage as the UNO R3 so it is compatible with existing shields and modules.
  • More memory & faster clock speed for more complex projects.
  • 12-bit DAC, CAN BUS and Op Amp for expanded capabilities.
  • Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® for wireless and IoT projects.
  • Supports input voltage up to 24V making it integrate with more projects.
  • Bright 12x8 red LED matrix elimatates the need for ceative visual projects without the need for additional hardware.
  • Features "OFF" pin to turn off the board and "VRTC" pin to keep the internal Real-Time Clock powered and running
  • HID (Human Interface Device) Support enables you to simulate a mouse or keyboard when connected to a computer.


Zero Essentials

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Essentials Kit

The lastest Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W board with all the essentials to get you up and running.

  • Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Single Board
  • Pi Zero Micro USB Power Cable
  • In-line Power Switch Cable for Pi Zero
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W Case (Official)
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W Camera Connector
  • Mini HDMI to Standard HDMI Jack Adapter
  • Micro USB OTG Host Cable
  • 32GB microSD Card with NOOBS
  • SD to USD Adaptor

AVAILABLE AT Altronics: Z6296 $120

Machine Sewable LEDs

GlowStitch LEDs

One of our contributors, Steph Piper, has designed machine sewable LEDs, making wearable technology and adding lights to clothing fun and easy.

  • No soldering or coding needed
  • Easy-to-Follow Instructions
  • Funding ends on Jan 04, 2024

Crowdfunding now live: Kit USD$45

Hand Gesture Activated Head Light


There's lots to love about this head lamp. It's rechargeable, has a 10W COB light strip along the front with six light modes including red, 3W LED torch on the side, and can be activated by waving your hand in front of the sensor.