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Raspberry Pi Zero W turns iPod Classic into Spotify music player

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recreating Apple’s iconic iPod Classic as a Spotify player may seem like sacrilege but it works surprisingly well, finds Rosie Hattersley. Check out the latest issue of The MagPi magazine (pg 8 – 12) for a tutorial to follow if you’d like to create your own. Replacement Raspberry Pi parts laying inside an empty iPod […]

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Low-cost Raspberry Pi Zero endoscope camera

Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers at the University of Cape Town set about developing an affordable wireless endoscope camera to rival expensive, less agile options. Endoscopic cameras are used to look at organs inside your body. A long, thin, flexible tube with a light at the end is fed down your throat (for example), and an inside view of […]

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Remotely monitor freezer temperatures with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Elizabeth from Git Tech’d has shown us how to monitor freezers and fridges remotely with a temperature sensor and Raspberry Pi. A real-time temperature monitor dashboard lets you keep an eye on things, and text message alerts can be set up to let you know when the temperature is rising. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSwVGgmGjhU?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The idea came […]

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What the blink is my IP address?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Picture the scene: you have a Raspberry Pi configured to run on your network, you power it up headless (without a monitor), and now you need to know which IP address it was assigned. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbJ5vT8FvXU?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Matthias came up with this solution, which makes your Raspberry Pi blink its IP address, because he used a […]

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Raspberry Pi + Furby = ‘Furlexa’ voice assistant

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you turn a redundant, furry, slightly annoying tech pet into a useful home assistant? Zach took to howchoo to show you how to combine a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service software and a Furby to create Furlexa. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCOsM-4NEKs?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Furby was pretty impressive technology, considering that it’s over 20 […]

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Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot recreated with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes You in the community seemed so impressed with this recent Boston Dynamics–inspired build that we decided to feature another. This time, maker Harry was inspired by Boston Dynamics’ research robot Handle, which stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. Here’s how Harry made his miniature version, MABEL (Multi Axis […]

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Track your cat’s activity with a homemade speedometer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Firstly, hamster wheels for cats are (still) a thing. Secondly, Bengal cats run far. And Shawn Nunley on reddit is the latest to hit on this solution for kitty exercise and bonus cat stats. Here is the wheel itself. That part was shop-bought. (Apparently it’s a ZiggyDoo Ferris Cat Wheel.) Smol kitty in big wheel […]

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Watch Game of Thrones with a Raspberry Pi-powered Drogon

Reading Time: 2 minutes Channel your inner Targaryen by building this voice-activated, colour-changing, 3D-printed Drogon before watching the next episode of Game of Thrones. Winter has come This is a spoiler-free zone! I’ve already seen the new episode of season 8, but I won’t ruin anything, I promise. Even if you’ve never watched an episode of Game of Thrones […]

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Build your own Arthur satellite dish for tracking the ISS

Reading Time: 3 minutes Construct a 3D paper model of the iconic Arthur satellite dish that notifies you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead! Project_Arthur Project_Arthur is a fun project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly. The model will track the location of the ISS (International Space […]