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Track your speed and distance while skateboarding

2 months 3 weeks ago

Fight the urge to chant the Avril Lavigne song as you cruise the streets on Pieter Thomas’s speed- and distance-tracking skateboard. Instant approval “That is sweet!” exclaimed Ben Nuttall when I shared this project on the Raspberry Pi Slack channel. And indeed it is — a simple idea, perfectly executed, resulting in a final product […]

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Alex Bate

Tim Peake congratulates winning Mission Space Lab teams!

2 months 4 weeks ago

This week, the ten winning Astro Pi Mission Space Lab teams got to take part in a video conference with ESA Astronaut Tim Peake! ESA Astro Pi students meet Tim Peake Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-06-26. A brief history of Astro Pi In 2014, Raspberry Pi Foundation partnered with the UK Space Agency and […]

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Erin Brindley

HackSpace magazine 8: Raspberry Pi <3 Arduino

3 months ago

Arduino is officially brilliant. It’s the perfect companion for your Raspberry Pi, opening up new possibilities for robotics, drones and all sorts of physical computing projects. In HackSpace magazine issue 8  we’re taking a look at what’s going on on planet Arduino, and how it can make our world better. This little board and its […]

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Andrew Gregory

How to build a competiton-ready Raspberry Pi robot

3 months ago

With the recent announcement of the 2019 Pi Wars dates, we’ve collected some essential online resources to help you get started in the world of competitive robots. Robotics 101 Before you can strap chainsaws and flamethrowers to your robot, you need to learn some basics. Sorry. As part of our mission to put digital making […]

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Alex Bate

A working original Doctor Who K-9 prop

3 months ago

When Abertay University purchased some unwanted Doctor Who props from the BBC in 2011, they could never have known that their future computer science student Gary Taylor would transform a water-damaged robot corpse into a working K-9, the cutest (and snarkiest) of all the Doctor’s companions. K-9 If you’re unfamiliar with Doctor Who, you may […]

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Alex Bate

Echoing the Newcastle of yesteryear with Pi-powered whistles

3 months 1 week ago

Artist Steve Messam is celebrating the North of England’s historic role in railway innovation with 16 Raspberry Pi–controlled steam engine whistles around the city of Newcastle. The Great Exhibition of the North The Great Exhibition of the North is a summer-long celebration of the pioneering spirit of the North of England. Running over 80 days, […]

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Alex Bate

Build your own Star Wars droid

3 months 1 week ago

It is a truth universally acknowledged…that everyone wants their own Star Wars droid. If you’re now thinking “No, not me!”, then you obviously haven’t met the right droid yet. But Patrick ‘PatchBOTS‘ Stefanski has, and that droid is L3-37 from the newly released Solo: A Star Wars Story. https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wqoXUUO_--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/kkievcldzgek3aebdx6f.mp4 Release the droids Visit your local maker […]

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Alex Bate

Build your own Arthur satellite dish for tracking the ISS

3 months 1 week ago

Construct a 3D paper model of the iconic Arthur satellite dish that notifies you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead! Project_Arthur Project_Arthur is a fun project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly. The model will track the location of the ISS (International Space […]

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Alex Bate

Archimedes, the Google AIY Projects Vision familiar

3 months 1 week ago

hackster.io‘s ‘resident hardware nerd’ Alex Glow has gifted the world of makers with Archimedes, a shoulder-mounted owl that judges your emotions using the Google AIY Project Vision Kit. Say Hi to Archimedes – the AI Robot Owl Say hi to Archimedes – the robot owl with a Google AIY brain. Built with Raspberry Pi + […]

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Alex Bate

Bell Gardens’ Code Club is headed to Coolest Projects North America

3 months 2 weeks ago

Located outside Los Angeles, the Boys & Girls Club of Bell Gardens run after-school and summer programming for youth in the community. The club at Bell Gardens is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization of local chapters that offer after-school programs for young people. In September, their Code Club […]

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Christina Foust

Tackling Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with Fesentience

3 months 2 weeks ago

In today’s guest post, we’ll hear from Prastik Mohanraj. He’s a part of the Fesentience project team at the Engineering and Science University Magnet school (ESUMS) in Connecticut, USA, and a student of Raspberry Pi Certified Educator Leon Tynes. Prastik shares his story of creating an incubator device using the Raspberry Pi to help young […]

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Dana Augustin

Coolest Projects International 2018

3 months 2 weeks ago

Like many engineers, I have folder upon folder of half-completed projects on my computer. But the funny thing is that this wasn’t a problem for me as a child. Every other Friday evening, I’d spend two hours at Ilkley Computer Club, where I could show off whatever I’d been working on: nothing motivates you to […]

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Eben Upton