Robotic waiter learning to serve drinks

Reading Time: 2 minutes The maker of this robotic waiter had almost all of the parts for this project just sat around collecting dust on a shelf. We’re delighted they decided to take the time to pick up the few extra bits they needed online, then take the extra hour (just an hour?!) to write a program in Python…… Continue reading Robotic waiter learning to serve drinks

Humane mouse trap | The MagPi #108

Reading Time: 4 minutes Safely catching mice is a better way of fixing a problem, and using Raspberry Pi means it needs less supervision. In the new issue of The MagPi magazine, Rob Zwetsloot takes a look with the maker, Andrew Taylor. With some IoT projects, it’s the little things that help. For example, take Andrew Taylor, who did…… Continue reading Humane mouse trap | The MagPi #108

Raspberry Pi makes your retro analogue camera digital

Reading Time: 3 minutes Befinitiv has built a custom film cartridge, using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, that turned their gorgeous old analogue camera into a digital one, and enabled it to take digital photos, videos, and even wirelessly live stream to the Internet. A quick, simple build video for a smooth-running project The analogue camera they used in…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi makes your retro analogue camera digital

Translate dog barks with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes I speak English. Super well. And I can read the rough, overall vibe of writing in French. I can also order beer and taxis in Spanish. Alas, my dog can do none of these things, and we are left in communication limbo. I try asking them (in English) why they’re so mean to that one…… Continue reading Translate dog barks with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Zero makes a xylophone play itself

Reading Time: 3 minutes When maker Stéphane (aka HalStar) set about building this self-playing xylophone, their goal was to learn more about robotics, and to get hands-on with some mechanical parts they had never used before, in this case solenoids. They also wanted to experiment with Raspberry Pi to build something that reflected their love of music. This automated…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi Zero makes a xylophone play itself

Raspberry Pi smart IoT glove

Reading Time: 3 minutes Animator/engineer Ashok Fair has put witch-level finger pointing powers in your hands by sticking a SmartEdge Agile, wirelessly controlled by Raspberry Pi Zero, to a golf glove. You could have really freaked the bejeezus out of Halloween party guests with this (if we were allowed to have Halloween parties that is). The build uses a…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi smart IoT glove

Steampunk ‘Help is coming’ Raspberry Pi alert system

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tom Lee decided to combine his household with his sister-in-law during lockdown so that she could help him make childcare more manageable. The problem was, Tom’s household was a smidge frantic in the mornings, as the family struggled to be up and ready in time for his sister-in-law’s arrival. Enter this Raspberry Pi–powered tracking device,…… Continue reading Steampunk ‘Help is coming’ Raspberry Pi alert system

Remote teams ring office bell with Raspberry Pi and Slack

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bustling offices… remember those? It feels like we’ve all been working from home forever, and it’s going to be a while yet before everyone is back at their desks in the same place. And when that does happen, if your workplace is anything like Raspberry Pi Towers, there will still be lots of people in…… Continue reading Remote teams ring office bell with Raspberry Pi and Slack

Real-time train station departure board

Reading Time: 2 minutes All across the UK, you’ll find train departure boards on station platforms that look like this: They’ve looked this way for as long as I can remember (before they were digital dot-matrix displays, they were made from those flappy bits of plastic with letters of the alphabet and numbers printed on them, which whirled round…… Continue reading Real-time train station departure board

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