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Machine Learning made easy with Raspberry Pi, Adafruit and Microsoft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Machine learning can sound daunting even for experienced Raspberry Pi hobbyists, but Microsoft and Adafruit Industries are determined to make it easier for everyone to have a go. Microsoft’s Lobe tool takes the stress out of training machine learning models, and Adafruit have developed an entire kit around their BrainCraft HAT, featuring Raspberry Pi 4 […]

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Raspberry Pi dog detector (and dopamine booster)

Reading Time: 2 minutes You can always rely on Ryder’s YouTube channel to be full of weird and wonderful makes. This latest offering aims to boost dopamine levels with dog spotting. Looking at dogs makes you happier, right? But you can’t spend all day looking out of the window waiting for a dog to pass, right? Well, a Raspberry […]

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Classify your trash with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maker Jen Fox took to hackster.io to share a Raspberry Pi–powered trash classifier that tells you whether the trash in your hand is recyclable, compostable, or just straight-up garbage. Jen reckons this project is beginner-friendly, as you don’t need any code to train the machine learning model, just a little to load it on Raspberry […]

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Defeat evil with a Raspberry Pi foam-firing spy camera

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ruth and Shawn from YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff picked a cool idea by 9-year-old Nathan, who drew a Foam-Firing Spy Camera, to recreate in real life. FYI: that’s not really a big camera lens… The trick with spy devices is to make sure they look as much like the object they’re hidden inside as […]

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13 Raspberry Pis slosh-test space shuttle tanks in zero gravity

Reading Time: 3 minutes High-school student Eleanor Sigrest successfully crowdfunded her way onto a zero-G flight to test her latest Raspberry Pi-powered project. NASA Goddard engineers peer reviewed Eleanor’s experimental design, which detects unwanted movement (or ‘slosh’) in spacecraft fluid tanks. The Raspberry Pi-packed setup The apparatus features an accelerometer to precisely determine the moment of zero gravity, along […]

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3D-printable cases for the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this year, we released the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, a brand-new 12.3 megapixel camera that allows you to use C- and CS-mount lenses with Raspberry Pi boards. We love it. You love it. How do we know you love it? Because the internet is now full of really awesome 3D-printable cases and add-ons […]

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Teaching pigeons with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been a long lockdown for one of our favourite makers, Pi & Chips. Like most of us (probably), they have turned their hand to training small animals that wander into their garden to pass the time — in this case, pigeons. I myself enjoy raising my glass to the squirrel that runs along my […]

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Processing raw image files from a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

Reading Time: 6 minutes When taking photos, most of us simply like to press the shutter button on our cameras and phones so that viewable image is produced almost instantaneously, usually encoded in the well-known JPEG format. However, there are some applications where a little more control over the production of that JPEG is desirable. For instance, you may […]

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Auto-blow bubbles with a Raspberry Pi-powered froggy

Reading Time: 2 minutes 8 Bits and a Byte created this automatic bubble machine, which is powered and controlled by a Raspberry Pi and can be switched on via the internet by fans of robots and/or bubbles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp7LrYoTGsY?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] They chose a froggy-shaped bubble machine, but you can repurpose whichever type you desire; it’s just easier to adapt a […]

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Go sailing with this stop-motion 3D-printed boat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shot on a Raspberry Pi Camera Module, this stop-motion sequence is made up of 180 photos that took two hours to shoot and another hour to process. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsdIEe-0gNw] The trick lies in the Camera Module enabling you to change the alpha transparency of the overlay image, which is the previous frame. It’s all explained […]