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SleePi sounds alarm when Raspberry Pi detects sleepiness

Reading Time: 2 minutes SleePi is a real-time sleepiness detection and alert system developed especially for Raspberry Pi and our Raspberry Pi Camera Module 2 NoIR. Driver drowsiness detection was the original application for this project, and Raspberry Pi was chosen for it because it’s small enough to not obstruct a driver’s view and can be powered from a […]

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These Furby-‘controlled’ Raspberry Pi-powered eyes follow you

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sam Battle aka LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER couldn’t resist splashing out on a clear Macintosh case for a new project in his ‘Cosmo’ series of builds, which inject new life into retro hardware. AAGGGGHHHHHHH! This time around, a Raspberry Pi, running facial recognition software, and one of our Camera Modules enable Furby-style eyes to track […]

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Raspberry Pi vs antibiotic resistance: microbiology imaging with open source hardware

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Edwards Lab at the University of Reading has developed a flexible, low-cost, open source lab robot for capturing images of microbiology samples with a Raspberry Pi camera module. It’s called POLIR, for Raspberry Pi camera Open-source Laboratory Imaging Robot. Here’s a timelapse video of them assembling it. Measuring antibiotic resistance with colour-changing dye The […]

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Build a Raspberry Pi laser scanner

Reading Time: 2 minutes You really don’t need anything too fancy to build this Raspberry Pi laser scanner, and that’s why we think it’s pretty wonderful. Rasperry Pi 3D Laser Scanner Cornell University: ECE 5725 Michael Xiao and Thomas Scavella Building a Raspberry Pi laser scanner The ingredients you’ll need to build the laser scanner are: Raspberry Pi Raspberry […]

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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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Really, really awesome Raspberry Pi NeoPixel LED mirror

Reading Time: 2 minutes Check out Super Make Something’s awesome NeoPixel LED mirror: a 576 RGB LED display that converts images via the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and Raspberry Pi 3B+ into a pixelated light show. Neopixel LED Mirror (Python, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting!) DIY How To Time to pull out all the stops for the […]

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The Nest Box: DIY Springwatch with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week, lots and lots of you shared your Raspberry Pi builds with us on social media using the hashtag #IUseMyRaspberryPiFor. Jay Wainwright from Liverpool noticed the conversation and got in touch to tell us about The Nest Box, which uses Raspberry Pi to bring impressively high-quality images and video from British bird boxes to […]

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Raspberry Pi snail habitats for Mrs Nation’s class

Reading Time: 2 minutes These Raspberry Pis take hourly photographs of snails in plastic container habitats, sharing them to the Snail Habitat website. Snails While some might find them kind of icky, I am in love with snails (less so with their homeless cousin, the slug), so this snail habitat project from Mrs Nation’s class is right up my […]

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Estefannie’s Jurassic Park goggles

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we invited Estefannie Explains It All to present at Coolest Projects International, she decided to make something cool with a Raspberry Pi to bring along. But being Estefannie, she didn’t just make something a little bit cool. She went ahead and made Raspberry Pi Zero-powered Jurassic Park goggles, or, as she calls them, the […]

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Growth Monitor pi: an open monitoring system for plant science

Reading Time: 3 minutes Plant scientists and agronomists use growth chambers to provide consistent growing conditions for the plants they study. This reduces confounding variables – inconsistent temperature or light levels, for example – that could render the results of their experiments less meaningful. To make sure that conditions really are consistent both within and between growth chambers, which […]

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A low-cost, open-source, computer-assisted microscope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost open labware is a good thing in the world, and I was particularly pleased when micropalaeontologist Martin Tetard got in touch about the Raspberry Pi-based microscope he is developing. The project is called microscoPI (what else?), and it can capture, process, and store images and image analysis results. Martin is engaged in climate research: […]

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Retrofit a vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wanting to break from the standard practice of updating old analogue cameras with digital technology, Alan Wang decided to retrofit a broken vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Zero W to produce a video-capturing action cam. Raspberry Pi Zero Flash Cam Video Test Full story of this project: https://www.hackster.io/alankrantas/raspberry-pi-zero-flash-cam-359875 By hacking a somewhat gnarly […]

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Build your own Raspberry Pi night vision camera

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Raspberry Pi Zero W, Pimoroni HyperPixel screen, and Raspberry Pi IR Camera Module are all you need to build this homemade night vision camera. How to build a night vision camera How to build a night vision camera, video showing the process and problems that I came across when building this camera Raspberry Pi night […]

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Rather lovely Raspberry Pi time lapses

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having just sat and watched this gorgeous time lapse of a Finnish lake, we thought it would be nice to finish off the working week with a collection of lovely Raspberry Pi Camera Module time lapses. Summer over a Finnish lake Summer time lapse over a Finnish lake. Time lapse over a Finnish lake from […]