‘Epigone drone’ pays homage to NASA’s Mars Helicopter | The MagPi #107

Reading Time: 4 minutes Inspired by NASA’s attempt to launch a helicopter on Mars, one maker made an Earth-bound one of her own. And she tells Rosie Hattersley all about it in the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, out now. To avoid being swiped by the drone’s rotors, the Raspberry Pi 4, which uses NASA’s especially written F…… Continue reading ‘Epigone drone’ pays homage to NASA’s Mars Helicopter | The MagPi #107

Raspberry Pi touchscreen music streamer

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you liked the look of yesterday’s Raspberry Pi Roon Endpoint Music Streamer but thought: “Hey, you know what would be great? If it had a touchscreen,” then look no further. Home Theater Fanatics has built something using the same RoPieee software, but with the added feature of a screen, for those who need one.…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi touchscreen music streamer

How to build a Raspberry Pi Roon Endpoint Music Streamer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our friend Mike Perez at Audio Arkitekts is back to show you how to build PiFi, a Raspberry Pi-powered Roon Endpoint Music Streamer. The whole build costs around $150, which is pretty good going for such a sleek-looking Roon-ready end product. Roon ready Roon is a platform for all the music in your home, and…… Continue reading How to build a Raspberry Pi Roon Endpoint Music Streamer

Talk to your Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 36

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of HackSpace Magazine, out now, @MrPJEvans shows you how to add voice commands to your projects with a Raspberry Pi 4 and a microphone. You’ll need: It’s amazing how we’ve come from everything being keyboard-based to so much voice control in our lives. Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are everywhere and happy…… Continue reading Talk to your Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 36

Ultrasonically detect bats with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome to October, the month in which spiderwebs become decor and anything vaguely gruesome is considered ‘seasonal’. Such as bats. Bats are in fact cute, furry creatures, but as they are part of the ‘Halloweeny animal’ canon, I have a perfect excuse to sing their praises. SEE? Baby bats wrapped up cute like baby humans…… Continue reading Ultrasonically detect bats with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi turns retro radio into interactive storyteller

Reading Time: 3 minutes 8 Bits and a Byte created this voice-controllable, interactive, storytelling device, hidden inside a 1960s radio for extra aesthetic wonderfulness. A Raspberry Pi 3B works with an AIY HAT, a microphone, and the device’s original speaker to run chatbot and speech-to-text artificial intelligence. This creature is a Bajazzo TS made by Telefunken some time during…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi turns retro radio into interactive storyteller

Nandu’s lockdown Raspberry Pi robot project

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nandu Vadakkath was inspired by a line-following robot built (literally) entirely from salvage materials that could wait patiently and purchase beer for its maker in Tamil Nadu, India. So he set about making his own, but with the goal of making it capable of slightly more sophisticated tasks. “Robot, can you play a song?” Hardware…… Continue reading Nandu’s lockdown Raspberry Pi robot project

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