Raspberry Pi Smart Gadgets
This month we look at hacking home appliances, smart food and drink setups, super projects for pets, health & fitness gadgets and wearable tech. There’s a wealth of ideas for making fun Raspberry Pi gadgetry.
Spook up your Raspberry Pi for Halloween
It’s the time of year to take your projects and make them scary. Rob Zwetsloot has malicious mirrors, shocking detectors, spooky artworks, and a frightening photo booth.
The miniLIGO gravitational wave detector
How a bunch of PhD students are using Raspberry Pi to recreate a Nobel-prize winning concept by building a gravitational wave tracker. The miniLIGO fires lasers to create an interferometer for subatomic analysis.
The best projects: meet Zippy the tiny tank
We love a robot here at The MagPi magazine, and Zippy’s colourful looks and trundling tracks quickly stole our hearts. Maker, Tomasz Burzy talks to us about how his modular build uses Raspberry Pi Zero, a webcam and Xbox controller to trundle around.
Make retro noises with Raspberry Pi
Following in the footsteps of Simon Martin’s SID Synth6581 project is this accessible build by retro expert KG Orhphanides. This retro noises build uses an OPL2 Audio Board with Raspberry Pi to generate classic 8-bit noises.
We’re starting to see the first products built on RP2040, Raspberry Pi’s custom silicon microcontroller (the heart of Raspberry Pi Pico). Keybow 2040 is a square keyboard with backlit keys that Rob Zwetsloot has been using as a stream deck (a controller used during video and game streaming). It’s much cheaper and more hackable than the commercial alternatives.
Community interview with Matt Gray
We talk with the YouTuber with a penchant for making and an amazing array of gadgets including a Freddie Mercury thermometer and a HoverPub. Matt talks to us about his latest hack, a Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy Camera.
Pick up your copy of The MagPi magazine #109
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