Peter Scargill writes: If you’ve read my early blogs you’ll know I do a lot of work with a pal of mine, Aidan Ruff. We had an R&D company for years and one of our products was a home control system which was plastered all over the UK tech press at the time and loads […]
Kristian Lauszus writes, “In this blog post I will describe a IoT (Internet of Things) Vending Machine that I built quite some time ago with a friend of mine Sigurd Jervelund Hansen. At Sigurd’s dorm room they got hold of an old vending machine free of charge, as it did not work. We quickly decided that […]
Steven Hickson writes: Introducing videolooper 3.0! This image is compatible with the A,B,B+, and B 2 versions. I have a brand new version of the Raspberry Pi Videolooper that is compatible with the new B V2 and has a bunch of new features that streamline it for easy use. It can now loop one video […]
In this video Craig demonstrates his custom DIY RFID smart lock project: The goal of this project was to design an inexpensive rfid door lock which could be opened via smart phone, and have all activity logged w/o utilizing any 3rd party servers or cloud hosting. Via Hacked Gadgets.
Bob Davis has been working on an 8×8 RGB LED array with a Raspberry Pi project: I have been working on a book of Raspberry Pi projects. One of the projects is an 8×8 three color LED array. I picked up some more of them on eBay lately and they had a different pin-out. The MEU 8860 […]
MisterM wrote this instructable detailing his 1981 portable VCR Raspberry PI media centre: This is an early ’80s Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR that I’ve converted – it now has a Raspberry Pi at its heart, running the excellent Raspbmc media centre software. Other upgrades include a snazzy arduino-based clock and an EL wire “tape” that ejects […]
Jeremy Blum has written an article about his latest project the LittleBits Hue lighting controller: The LittleBits Hue Controller is an easy-to-setup, wall-mountable, physical controller for your Philips Hue lightbulbs. The controller makes it easy to turn the lights on/off, change their brightness, and cycle through preset colors. This is a great project for people who […]
A PCB for Raspberry Pi WH1080 weather station by Andy Ayre of BritishIdeas: Previously I wrote about using a Raspberry Pi to receive 433MHz signals from a WH1080 weather station. This is the mess of wiring I came up with. This worked fine until it stopped. I probably didn’t crimp a wire properly and too many knocks […]
Steve Schuler has posted this review of the Kano DIY computer kit on Science 2.0. I’ve lost count of how many computers I’ve built over the years, but I think it is safe to say that the Kano Computer was the easiest build ever. So simple a child could do it. Kano founders, Yonatan Raz-Fridman, […]
RPi Board, a board to learn Python with the Raspberry Pi by Jesus Echavarria. He writes: Once I check that all is Ok, it’s time to start programming. There’re a lot of manuals and references over internet of how to start programming in Python. Here I’ll cover the basic examples to start working with the board. […]
Felix of LowPowerLab writes: Enter MightyBoost – a multi purpose PSU that can supply the power a Pi needs, and also be controllable by a Moteino (including wirelessly controllable if needed) such that it would duplicate the functionality of ATXRaspi. And most importantly to be able to run it on battery backup in case power […]
A four-channel remote control built using the EnOcean Pi by Kerry Wong: In my last couple of blog posts, I did a brief overview of the EnOcean Pi sensor kit from Newark and demonstrated how to compile and run the example code using a Raspberry Pi. In this blog post, I will show a real world example […]
Avishay has developed the ASTROGUN, a Raspberry Pi based asteroid shooting gun and video display system. He originally designed the project along with Maayan Dreamer for the Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire, held last June. The game is pretty simple – the player stands and has to shoot Asteroids that are coming towards him from any […]
Ray Wang at Rayshobby has been working on reverse engineering a wireless soil moisture sensor. He writes, “At the Maker Faire this year I got lots of questions about soil moisture, which I knew little about. Recently I started learning about how to build my own soil sensor, and came across this cheap 433MHz wirelss […]
Posts Raspberry Pi power usage to Xively, MobileWill’s latest project: Realtime graph of Raspberry Pi power usage on the web. So using Xiviely and my USB Tester I am logging voltage, current mWh and mAh to the web. Source code and designs are available on GitHub. Via the contact form.
The AnalysIR crew note that users of the USB IR Toy may be interested in a new feature they just announced allowing export to LIRC format. This opens up Raspberry Pi & most Linux systems… You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping. Via the forum.
WallaceIT has developed a Raspberry Pi / Allwinner A10 PIC Programmer using GPIO connector. “It currently supports dsPIC33F and PIC18FxxJ families, though other “code-programmed” families can easily be added. Feel free to use and comment it! Any feedback will be appreciated!” Via the contact form.
Cabe Atwell wanted a way to have a robot serve up a mixed drink efficiently and economically. He developed the Drinkmotizer, which uses a Raspberry Pi in combination with an Arduino to construct the dream project of many a maker. What makes this drink mixing robot different from other designs? Cabe says this machine builds […]
While you don’t hear quite as much as you did a few years ago about Asterisk, the free, open source framework for building communications applications, there’s still an active community developing and extending the code. The software essentially allows you to run your own VOIP Private Branch Exchange (PBX) on your home computer. The crew […]