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N O D E’s Handheld Linux Terminal

11 hours 45 minutes ago

Fit an entire Raspberry Pi-based laptop into your pocket with N O D E’s latest Handheld Linux Terminal build. The Handheld Linux Terminal Version 3 (Portable Pi 3) Hey everyone. Today I want to show you the new version 3 of the Handheld Linux Terminal. It’s taken a long time, but I’m finally finished. This […]

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Alex Bate

Join us for an evening of League of Legends

1 day 13 hours ago

Last month, we shared the news that Riot Games is supporting digital literacy by matching 25% of sales of Championship Ashe and Championship Ward to create a charity fund that will benefit the Raspberry Pi Foundation and two other charities. Vote for the Raspberry Pi Foundation Riot Games is now calling for all League of […]

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Alex Bate

Sean Hodgins’ Haunted Jack in the Box

6 days 14 hours ago

After making a delightful Bitcoin lottery using a Raspberry Pi, Sean Hodgins brings us more Pi-powered goodness in time for every maker’s favourite holiday: Easter! Just kidding, it’s Halloween. Check out his hair-raising new build, the Haunted Jack in the Box. Haunted Jack in the Box – DIY Raspberry Pi Project This project uses a […]

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Janina Ander

BrailleBox: Android Things Braille news display

1 week ago

Joe Birch has built a simple device that converts online news stories to Braille, inspired by his family’s predisposition to loss of eyesight. He has based his BrailleBox on Android Things, News API, and a Raspberry Pi 3. The background Braille is a symbol system for people with visual impairment which represents letters and numbers […]

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Janina Ander

The CoderDojo Girls Initiative

1 week 2 days ago

In March, the CoderDojo Foundation launched their Girls Initiative, which aims to increase the average proportion of girls attending CoderDojo clubs from 29% to at least 40% over the next three years. Six months on, we wanted to highlight what we’ve done so far and what’s next for our initiative. What we’ve done so far […]

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Nuala McHale

Low-tech Raspberry Pi robot

1 week 3 days ago

Robot-builder extraordinaire Clément Didier is ushering in the era of our cybernetic overlords. Future generations will remember him as the creator of robots constructed from cardboard and conductive paint which are so easy to replicate that a robot could do it. Welcome to the singularity. Bare Conductive on Twitter This cool robot was made with […]

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Rachel Churcher

Raspberry Coulis’s night vision camera

1 week 6 days ago

We’ve all been there: zombies at the door, Daleks on the driveway, creatures from the Upside Down in the walls. You want to be able to monitor their movements, but how do you do that without attracting their attention? Wesley Archer (AKA Raspberry Coulis) has the answer: a Pi-powered Night Vision Camera, perfect for catching […]

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Rachel Churcher

RaspiReader: build your own fingerprint reader

2 weeks 1 day ago

Three researchers from Michigan State University have developed a low-cost, open-source fingerprint reader which can detect fake prints. They call it RaspiReader, and they’ve built it using a Raspberry Pi 3 and two Camera Modules. Joshua and his colleagues have just uploaded all the info you need to build your own version — let’s go! […]

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Janina Ander

Adafruit’s read-only Raspberry Pi

2 weeks 2 days ago

For passive projects such as point-of-sale displays, video loopers, and your upcoming Halloween builds, Adafruit have come up with a read-only solution for powering down your Raspberry Pi without endangering your SD card. Pulling the plug At home, at a coding club, or at a Jam, you rarely need to pull the plug on your […]

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Alex Bate

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on a Game Boy?!

2 weeks 3 days ago

My evenings spent watching the Polygon Awful Squad play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for hours on end have made me mildly obsessed with this record-breaking Steam game. So when Michael Darby’s latest PUBG-inspired Game Boy build appeared in my notifications last week, I squealed with excitement and quickly sent the link to my team…while drinking a cocktail by […]

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Alex Bate

Algo-rhythmic PianoAI

2 weeks 6 days ago

It’s no secret that we love music projects at Pi Towers. On the contrary, we often shout it from the rooftops like we’re in Moulin Rouge! But the PianoAI project by Zack left us slack-jawed: he built an AI on a Raspberry Pi that listens to his piano playing, and then produces improvised, real-time accompaniment. […]

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Janina Ander

The possibilities of the Sense HAT

3 weeks 1 day ago

Did you realise the Sense HAT has been available for over two years now? Used by astronauts on the International Space Station, the exact same hardware is available to you on Earth. With a new Astro Pi challenge just launched, it’s time for a retrospective/roundup/inspiration post about this marvellous bit of kit. The Sense HAT […]

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Janina Ander

Vinyl Shelf Finder

3 weeks 2 days ago

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a large record collection must be in want of a good shelving system. Valentin Galea has solved this problem by developing the Vinyl Shelf Finder. In this build, a web-based app directs a pan-and-tilt laser to point out your record of choice among your […]

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Janina Ander

Announcing the 2017-18 European Astro Pi challenge!

3 weeks 3 days ago

Astro Pi is back! Today we’re excited to announce the 2017-18 European Astro Pi challenge in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). We are searching for the next generation of space scientists. Inspiring the next generation of space scientists Announcing the 2017-18 European Astro Pi challenge in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). It’s open to […]

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David Honess

Dialekt-o-maten vending machine

3 weeks 6 days ago

At some point, many of you will have become exasperated with your AI personal assistant for not understanding you due to your accent – or worse, your fantastic regional dialect! A vending machine from Coca-Cola Sweden turns this issue inside out: the Dialekt-o-maten rewards users with a free soft drink for speaking in a Swedish […]

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Janina Ander