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HackSpace magazine 10: build a drone

2 months 3 weeks ago

If you’re a subscriber to HackSpace magazine you’ll already know all about issue 10. For the rest of you who’ve yet to subscribe, issue 10 is out today! Build a drone Ever since Icarus flew too close to the sun, man has dreamed of flight. Thanks to brushless motors, cheaper batteries than ever before, and […]

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Andrew Gregory

Build a social media follower counter

2 months 3 weeks ago

In this tutorial from HackSpace magazine issue 9, Paul Freeman-Powell shows you how to keep track of your social media followers, and encourage subscribers, by building a live follower counter. Get your copy of HackSpace magazine in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. Issues 10 of HackSpace magazine is available online and in stores […]

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Alex Bate

Machine learning and rock, paper, scissors

2 months 4 weeks ago

Use a Raspberry Pi and a Pi Camera Module to build your own machine learning–powered rock paper scissors game! Rock-Paper-Scissors game using computer vision and machine learning on Raspberry Pi A Rock-Paper-Scissors game using computer vision and machine learning on the Raspberry Pi. Project GitHub page: https://github.com/DrGFreeman/rps-cv PROJECT ORIGIN: This project results from a challenge my […]

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Alex Bate

Astronaut-made virtual co-pilot

2 months 4 weeks ago

This project features several of our favourite things. Astronauts! Machine learning! High-altitude danger! Graphs! (It could only get slightly better with the addition of tap-dancing centaurs.) Read on to have your nerdliest pleasure centres tickled. Solar Pilot Guard, a Foale family project Michael Foale is a former astronaut with dual British/American citizenship; and thanks to […]

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Liz Upton

Debian turns 25

3 months ago

Want to feel old? Debian, the popular free Unix-like operating system based on the Linux kernel and GNU userland, is turning 25. Composed entirely of free software, Debian is maintained and packaged entirely by volunteers. Announced to the world by Ian Murdock 25 years ago this week, the first internal release, Debian 0.01, took place in […]

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Alex Bate

The Android Things flower that smiles with you

3 months ago

Smile, and the world smiles with you — or, in this case, a laser-cut flower running Android Things on a Raspberry Pi does. Expression Flower The aim of the Expression Flower is to “challenge the perception of what robotics can be while exploring the possibility for a whimsical experience that is engaging, natural, and fun.” Tl;dr: […]

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Alex Bate

Some of the best bicycle projects for #CycleToWorkDay

3 months ago

Avid followers of our Raspberry Pi Twitter account may be aware of just how bike-loving the residents of Pi Towers are. From the weekend cyclists to Cambridge-London-Cambridge racers, the flat land around our office calls us to jump on a bike and explore the fenlands. #CycleToWorkDay In celebration of #CycleToWorkDay, we’ve brought together a collection […]

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Alex Bate

The affordable Raspberry Pi night vision goggles of your dreams

3 months ago

I just searched online for night vision goggles, and the prices seem to vary between £600 and £27000. That’s a little bit higher than my budget of ‘as cheap as humanly possible’, but lucky for me (and you!), Redditor Mtnbikerdunn has created a set of Raspberry Pi Zero–powered night vision goggles that come in at […]

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Alex Bate

A list of Raspberry Pi books for #BookLoversDay

3 months 1 week ago

While yesterday’s blog post covered YouTubers who create video tutorials about using the Raspberry Pi, today we want to focus on a more traditional medium in honour of #BookLoversDay. Since we launched the Raspberry Pi back in 2012, staff and community members alike have been writing guides and projects books about our little green board, […]

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Alex Bate

10 YouTubers you should be following

3 months 1 week ago

When it comes to finding Raspberry Pi tutorials on the internet, many makers’ first port of call is YouTube. From professional content creators to part-time hobbyists, the video-sharing platform is full of makers documenting their projects for the world to see. Here are some of Youtube’s finest who use Raspberry Pi at the heart of many […]

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Alex Bate

Sync modular synths and electronic instruments with a DIY kit

3 months 1 week ago

The Raspberry Pi community is wonderfully collaborative, with people all over the world supporting each other to make things they care about. It’s part of a much wider maker movement, and a new project from seismic industries, called spink0, brings the power of Raspberry Pi to another DIY community in the music world: modular synthesizer […]

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Oliver Quinlan

Raspberry Pi as car computer

3 months 1 week ago

Carputers! Fabrice Aneche is documenting his ongoing build, which equips an older (2011) car with some of the features a 2018 model might have: thus far, a reversing camera (bought off the shelf, with a modified GUI to show the date and the camera’s output built with Qt and Golang), GPS and offline route guidance. […]

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Liz Upton

Coolest Projects: it’s for the whole family!

3 months 2 weeks ago

Wherever in the world I meet members of the Raspberry Pi community, I am always amazed by their enthusiasm for learning and making. And I often meet families that are enjoying computing together: kids who have introduced their parents to something that’s a whole new world for them, adults who are sharing a hobby they […]

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Christina Foust

Build your own NASA Curiosity rover

3 months 2 weeks ago

Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory To educate the curious about the use of rovers in space, the Pasadena-based NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) built a mini-rover, ROV-E, to tour classrooms, museums, and public engagement events. And so engaged […]

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Alex Bate

Prepare yourself for winter with the help of squirrels

3 months 2 weeks ago

This article from The MagPi issue 72 explores Carsten Dannat’s Squirrel Cafe project and his mission to predict winter weather conditions based on the eating habits of local squirrels. Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF here. The Squirrel Cafe on Twitter Squirrel chowed down on 5.0 nuts for 3.16 […]

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Alex Bate

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter: wizard-worthy Pi projects

3 months 2 weeks ago

Today marks Harry Potter’s 38th birthday. And as we’re so, so very British here at Raspberry Pi, we have no choice but to celebrate the birth of The Boy Who Lived with some wonderfully magical projects from members of the community. Build your own Daily Prophet After a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry […]

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Alex Bate

Automatic mazes with Raspberry Pi and recursive backtracking

3 months 2 weeks ago

Engineerish is back with another Raspberry Pi–based project that you didn’t know you needed until now. PRINT MAZES WITH RASPBERRY PI Don’t already have a device around your home that, at the press of a button, prints something cool? Build one! Mine prints randomly generated mazes but why stop there? Thermal printer: https://www.adafruit.com/product/597 Source code: […]

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Alex Bate