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The Raspberry Pi Build HAT and LEGO® components at our CoderDojo

Reading Time: 6 minutes As so many CoderDojos around the world, our office-based CoderDojo hadn’t been able to bring learners together in person since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. So we decided that our first time back in the Raspberry Pi Foundation headquarters should be something special. Having literally just launched the new Raspberry Pi Build HAT for […]

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Automate analogue film scanning with Raspberry Pi and LEGO

Reading Time: 2 minutes This automated analogue film scanner runs on a Raspberry Pi and LEGO bricks. BenjBez took to Reddit to share this incredible lockdown project, which makes processing film photographs easier. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FegPnVco0Qc?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Video by Benjamin Bezine Benj explains: “When doing analog photography, scanning is the most painful part – RoboScan tries to make the whole workflow […]

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Raspberry Pi makes LEGO minifigures play their own music

Reading Time: 3 minutes We shared Dennis Mellican’s overly effective anti-burglary project last month. Now he’s back with something a whole lot more musical and mini. [embedded content] Inspiration Dennis was inspired by other jukebox projects that use Raspberry Pi, NFC readers, and tags to make music play. Particularly this one by Mark Hank, which we shared on the […]

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Raspberry Pi LEGO sorter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Raspberry Pi is at the heart of this AI–powered, automated sorting machine that is capable of recognising and sorting any LEGO brick. And its maker Daniel West believes it to be the first of its kind in the world! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04JkdHEX3Yk?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Best ever This mega-machine was two years in the making and is a LEGO […]

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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera takes photos through thousands of straws

Reading Time: 3 minutes Adrian Hanft is our favourite kind of maker: weird. He’s also the guy who invented the Lego camera, 16 years ago. This time, he spent more than a year creating what he describes as “one of the strangest cameras you may ever hear about.” What? Looks normal from here. Massive, but normal What’s with all […]

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Raspberry Pi retro gaming on Reddit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reddit was alive with the sound of retro gaming this weekend. First out to bat is this lovely minimalist, wall-mounted design built by u/sturnus-vulgaris, who states: I had planned on making a bar top arcade, but after I built the control panel, I kind of liked the simplicity. I mounted a frame of standard 2×4s cut with […]

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Recreating the Death Star Trench Run scene with LEGO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recreating the Death Star Trench Run scene with LEGO Arduino Team — January 9th, 2019 South Korean LEGO Certified Professional Wani Kim, with the help of Olive Seon, has created an incredible replica of the Death Star Trench Run scene from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The LEGO diorama—which measures 2,680mm (8.79 feet) […]

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A beautifully-designed LEGO pneumatic compressor

Reading Time: 2 minutes A beautifully-designed LEGO pneumatic compressor Arduino Team — September 10th, 2018 LEGO sets have long been able to work with simple pneumatic controls, but what about a full air compressor built out of these components? Would this be possible? As demonstrated in the video below, this can in fact be accomplished, and in brilliant style […]

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Build a 4-button arcade game out of LEGO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Build a 4-button arcade game out of LEGO Arduino Team — August 17th, 2018 If your kids (or you) have somehow gotten tired of playing with LEGO bricks, Lenka Design Workshop has a great way for you to breathe new life into this unused pile.  Their game enclosure consists of a 32×32 LEGO baseplate, along […]

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Make your own custom LEDs using hot glue!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tired of using the same old plastic LEDs in your projects? It’s time to grab a hot glue gun and some confectionary moulds to create your own custom LEDs! Blinky LEDs! Lighting up an LED is the standard first step into the world of digital making with a Raspberry Pi. For example, at our two-day […]

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Magic: The Gathering card scanner with Raspberry Pi and Lego

Reading Time: 4 minutes Michael Portera‘s trading card scanner uses LEGO, servo motors, and a Raspberry Pi and Camera Module to scan Magic: The Gathering cards and look up their prices online. This is a neat and easy-to-recreate project that you can adapt for whatever your, or your younger self’s, favourite trading cards are. MTG Card Organizer II Uploaded […]

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YouTuber Creates a Giant Classic LEGO Bulldozer Kit from 1979

Reading Time: 2 minutes During work hours, Matt Denton is director of visual effects company Micromagic Systems – known for stunning Harry Potter and Star Wars effects. In his spare time, he publishes videos on his YouTube channel Mantis Hacks. But, as a maker, he’s not content with leaving it at that – instead, he 3D prints Lego kits and […]

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Legoland to Open VR Roller Coaster Ride in Florida

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lego is set to open its first VR roller coaster ride in March. Called the Great Lego Race, visitors to the attraction at Legoland Florida will have the option of wearing a headset, immersing themselves in the blocky world of Lego. For fans of Lego who’ve yet to visit Legoland’s Florida resort, the company’s latest ride may […]

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Die Modelbaumesse Wien 2017 – Von Pokemon Drohnen bis hin zu Lego Fabelwessen

Reading Time: 3 minutes DAS EVENT FÜR DIE GANZE FAMILIE Wir waren für euch auf der Modelbau und Spielemesse 2017 in Wien unterwegs, und konnten unseren Augen kaum glauben was wir alles vor gefunden haben. Alles was das Modelbau und Spiele Herz größer Schlagen lässt ist vor Ort, und wir hatten auch unseren Spaß vor Ort 🙂 Eisenbahnmodelle, Massstäbe […]