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Make your bike smart with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maker keanuDav was always forgetting to turn on his bike lights when riding out in the dark. He also never knew how fast he was going, or how long his rides were. So he created a shareable smart bike that automatically turns the lights on or off and keeps track of where you’ve ridden. The […]

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Raspberry Pi R2D2 console (plus tons of other Star Wars projects)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Diehard Nintendo and Star Wars fan electrouser301 is behind this customised R2D2 Raspberry Pi-powered console. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is its brain, and a Nintendo GameCube was customised with spray paint and hand-cut stencils. A match made in a galaxy far, far away Unleash your inner child Telling the story of the build, electrouser301 […]

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Make a Raspberry Pi-powered BMO Adventure Time console

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re a fan of the animated TV series Adventure Time, you’re already excited and scrolling to see how you can build your own Be MOre (BMO) console. And if you’re not: BMO is Adventure Time main characters Finn’s and Jake’s sentient video game system-cum-roomate. See, you recognise it now, don’t you? OK, but what […]

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Meet SeedGerm: a Raspberry Pi-based platform for automated seed imaging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers at the John Innes Centre for plant and microbial science were looking for a cost‐effective phenotyping platform for automated seed imaging. They figured a machine learning-driven image analysis was the quickest way to deliver this essential, yet challenging, aspect of agricultural research. Sounds complicated, but they found that our tiny computers could handle it […]

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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 ‘Swear Bear’ keeps your potty mouth in check

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why use a regular swear jar to retrain your potty-mouthed brain when you can build a Swear Bear to help you instead? Swear Bear listens to you. All the time. And Swear Bear can tell when a swear word is used. Swear Bear tells you off and saves all the swear words you said to […]

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Turn a watermelon into a RetroPie games console

Reading Time: 3 minutes OK Cedrick, we don’t need to know why, but we have to know how you turned a watermelon into a games console. This has got to be a world first. What started out as a regular RetroPie project has blown up reddit due to the unusual choice of casing for the games console: nearly 50,000 […]

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Raspberry Pi retro player

Reading Time: 2 minutes We found this project at TeCoEd and we loved the combination of an OLED display housed inside a retro Argus slide viewer. It uses a Raspberry Pi 3 with Python and OpenCV to pull out single frames from a video and write them to the display in real time.​ TeCoEd names this creation the Raspberry […]

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Mini Raspberry Pi Boston Dynamics–inspired robot

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a ‘Spot Micro’ walking quadruped robot running on Raspberry Pi 3B. By building this project, redditor /thetrueonion (aka Mike) wanted to teach themself robotic software development in C++ and Python, get the robot walking, and master velocity and directional control. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-uzWG9Z-5E?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Mike was inspired by Spot, one of Boston Dynamics’ robots developed […]

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Raspberry Pi prayer reminder clock

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of our Approved Resellers in the Netherlands, Daniël from Raspberry Store, shared this Raspberry Pi–powered prayer reminder with us. It’s a useful application one of his customers made using a Raspberry Pi purchased from Daniël’s store. As a Raspberry Pi Official Reseller, I love to see how customers use Raspberry Pi to create innovative […]

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Who needs vinyl records when you’ve got Raspberry Pi and NFC?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Redditor Mark Hank missed the tactile experience of vinyl records so he removed the insides of an old Sonos Boost to turn it into a Raspberry Pi- and NFC-powered music player. Yes, this really works: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N02-eF822dY] The Sonos Boost was purchased for just £3 on eBay. Mark pulled all the original insides out of […]

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(Raspberry) Pi Commander | The MagPi 95

Reading Time: 4 minutes Adrien Castel’s idea of converting an old electronic toy into a retro games machine was no flight of fancy, as David Crookes discovers The 1980s was a golden era for imaginative electronic toys. Children would pester their parents for a Tomytronic 3D or a Nintendo Game & Watch. And they would enviously eye anyone who […]

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Retro Nixie tube lights get smart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nixie tubes: these electronic devices, which can display numerals or other information using glow discharge, made their first appearance in 1955, and they remain popular today because of their cool, vintage aesthetic. Though lots of companies manufactured these items back in the day, the name ‘Nixie’ is said to derive from a Burroughs corporation’s device […]

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How to set up OctoPrint on your Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 8 minutes If you own a 3D printer, you’ll likely have at least heard of OctoPrint from the ever benevolent 3D printing online community. It has the potential to transform your 3D printing workflow for the better, and it’s very easy to set up. This guide will take you through the setup process step by step, and […]