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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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Make it rain chocolate with a Raspberry Pi-powered dispenser

Reading Time: 5 minutes This fully automated M&M’s-launching machine delivers chocolate on voice command, wherever you are in the room. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsGhCl0y1FY] A quick lesson in physics To get our head around Harrison McIntyre‘s project, first we need to understand parabolas. Harrison explains: “If we ignore air resistance, a parabola can be defined as the arc an object describes […]

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Can you connect a Raspberry Pi to a GoPro Hero 6?

Reading Time: < 1 minute A contractor is drilling in the office space above ours, and it sounds like we’re under attack by a swarm of very angry, Transformeresque bees. We can’t hear ourselves think. Although we can hear the drills. Because of this disruption, I (Alex) am unable to focus on words. [Ed’s note: me too. We apologies for […]

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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 […]

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View Stonehenge in real time via Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can see how the skies above Stonehenge affect the iconic stones via a web browser thanks to a Raspberry Pi computer. Stonehenge Stonehenge is Britain’s greatest monument and it currently attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. It’s possible to walk around the iconic stone circle and visit the Neolithic houses outside the […]

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Disable ‘always-listening’ on your smart home assistant

Reading Time: 3 minutes Project Alias, the newest creation of Amsterdam-based maker Bjørn Karmann, allows you to rename your home assistant and, more importantly, paralyse the device’s always-on listening function — for better security. Project Alias Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation […]