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These loo rolls formed a choir

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have all of y’all been hoarding toilet roll over recent weeks in an inexplicable response to the global pandemic, or is that just a quirk here in the UK? Well, the most inventive use of the essential household item we’ve ever seen is this musical project by Max Björverud. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf6pai97n2o] Ahh, the dulcet tones […]

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Raspberry Pi retro gaming on Reddit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reddit was alive with the sound of retro gaming this weekend. First out to bat is this lovely minimalist, wall-mounted design built by u/sturnus-vulgaris, who states: I had planned on making a bar top arcade, but after I built the control panel, I kind of liked the simplicity. I mounted a frame of standard 2×4s cut with […]

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Controlling a boom lift with a Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you have a spare Raspberry Pi lying around? And a Bluetooth games controller? Do you have access to boom lifts or other heavy machinery? Well, then we most certainly (do not) have the project for you. Allow us to introduce what is (possibly, probably, hopefully) the world’s first Raspberry Pi–controlled boom lift. Weighing in […]

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Pulling shower thoughts from Reddit for a Raspberry Pi e-paper display

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Reddit users among you may already be aware of the Shower Thoughts subreddit. For those of you who aren’t, Shower Thoughts is where people go to post the random epiphanies they’ve had about life, the universe, and everything. For example: YouTuber ACROBOTIC is a fan of the Shower Thoughts subreddit. So much so that they […]

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Playing Snake on a Raspberry Pi word clock

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have a soft spot for Raspberry Pi word clocks. True, they may not be as helpful as your standard clock face if you need to tell the time super quickly, but at least they’re easier to read than this binary clock built by engineerish. “But Alex,” I hear you cry, “word clocks are so done. We’re […]

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Raspberry Pi mineral oil tank with added pizzazz

Reading Time: 2 minutes This isn’t the first mineral oil bath we’ve seen for the Raspberry Pi, but it’s definitely the first we’ve seen with added fish tank decorations. Using the see-through casing of an old Apple PowerMac G4, Reddit user u/mjh2901 decided to build a mineral oil tank for their Raspberry Pi, and it looks fabulous. Renamed Apple Pi, this […]

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Really awesome Raspberry Pi 4 X-ray radiographs

Reading Time: < 1 minute “I got my Pi in the post yesterday morning and I was desperately waiting until the end of the workday to get home and play with it! Took a few quick radiographs before I left because I had to.” And we’re really happy that Reddit user xCP23x did. How cool are these? “I work for […]

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Raspberry Pi-controlled brass bell for ultimate the wake-up call

Reading Time: 2 minutes Not one for rising with the sun, and getting more and more skilled at throwing their watch across the room to snooze their alarm, Reddit user ravenspired decided to hook up a physical bell to a Raspberry Pi and servo motor to create the ultimate morning wake-up call. DIY RASPBERRY PI BELL RINGING ALARM CLOCK! […]

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Bind MIDI inputs to LED lights using a Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blinky lights and music created using a Raspberry Pi? Count us in! When Aaron Chambers shared his latest project, Py-Lights, on Reddit, we were quick to ask for more information. And here it is: [Seizure Warning] Raspberry Pi MIDI LED demo A demo for controlling LEDs on a Raspberry Pi Song: Bassnectar – Chasing Heaven […]

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Working model of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Dave shared his Raspberry Pi Zero–powered model of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse on Reddit, we fell a little bit in love. Hello from the Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse Dave was getting married inside London’s only lighthouse, situated at Trinity Buoy Wharf across the water from the O2 Arena. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse The Trinity Buoy […]

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How to mod your Etch A Sketch, or Toy Story in real life

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’d like to file this under ‘things we wish we’d had when we were younger’. Who else is envious of the kids of today and all the cool things they can make with our old classic toys? Etch A Sketch Robot – Elephant Read about how this works on my blog! http://sunnybala.com/2018/09/10/python-etch-a-sketch.html To a wave […]

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The affordable Raspberry Pi night vision goggles of your dreams

Reading Time: 3 minutes I just searched online for night vision goggles, and the prices seem to vary between £600 and £27000. That’s a little bit higher than my budget of ‘as cheap as humanly possible’, but lucky for me (and you!), Redditor Mtnbikerdunn has created a set of Raspberry Pi Zero–powered night vision goggles that come in at […]