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Raspberry Pi turns cryptocurrency into music

Reading Time: 2 minutes Forget Beanie Babies as McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, or U2’s new album magically appearing on everyone’s iTunes list: the collaboration of the century is here. Estefannie Explains it All answered a call from LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER (aka Sam) who was looking for a coding genius to bring his cryptocurrency-measuring musical machine to life. Sam […]

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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 […]

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Meet Simone Giertz: Inventor, robotics enthusiast, and YouTuber

Reading Time: 13 minutes Even if you don’t follow Simone Giertz on social media or YouTube, there’s a good chance you know of her work. Originally hailed as the Queen of Shitty Robots, Simone’s early videos of questionable contraptions, such as the Toothbrush Machine and Hair Washing Robot, quickly went viral, birthing a variety of GIFs and shareable content […]

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Build a Raspberry Pi Pico piano

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you catch the very cool Raspberry Pi Pico piano project shared on the latest Digital Making at Home livestream? The sibling maker group from the GurgleApps family, Amelie, Caleb, and Ziva, chatted about how they got into coding before inviting us into miniature musical mayhem. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4ESFX0RTuI?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Watch the siblings on the latest Digital […]

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Shred through Guitar Hero with a Raspberry Pi-powered robot

Reading Time: 3 minutes Level up your Guitar Hero gaming with Nick O’Hara’s Jon Bot Jovi Guitar Hero robot. While Nick admits this is an expensive project (around $1000 to build), it’s something that was so “ridiculous, hilarious, and awesome” he felt he just needed to do it. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htk6eXxpSNA?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] While you’re not great at Guitar Hero, Nick, you ARE […]

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Hide a huge arcade machine in plain sight with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Problem: I really want an arcade machine at home, but I don’t have the space for it. Solution: Build Alexandre Chappel’s giant two-player machine, which is sleek and hidden in plain sight on your wall. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB8VauGEvqg?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Subscribe to Alexandre’s YouTube channel Alexandre’s goal was to build something that looks like an ordinary piece of […]

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Meet Ellora James

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi magazine, we meet the smart young computer scientist behind an exciting new YouTube channel. When did you have that ‘ah-hah’ moment with computing? Ellora James remembers when she had hers. “When I was about 14/15 years old, I was considering taking Computer Science at exam level, and so […]

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Meet Estefannie Explains it All

Reading Time: 14 minutes Recently listed as one of Instagram’s Top 7 Women in STEM, software engineer and content creator Estefannie talks to Alex Bate about electronics, her online community, and why she can’t stop giving away free tech in her Instagram Live streams. Coming from a software background, Estefannie had to learn electronics Based in Texas, Mexican-born Estefannie […]

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How to build a Raspberry Pi Roon Endpoint Music Streamer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our friend Mike Perez at Audio Arkitekts is back to show you how to build PiFi, a Raspberry Pi-powered Roon Endpoint Music Streamer. The whole build costs around $150, which is pretty good going for such a sleek-looking Roon-ready end product. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymfWb9detws?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Roon ready Roon is a platform for all the music in your […]

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Transform Raspberry Pi 400 into a hacker cyberdeck

Reading Time: 3 minutes Resisting the desolate consumerism of the suburbs is a serious business for hardware hacker Zack Freedman. Zack transformed a Raspberry Pi 400 into the Voidstar Data Blaster, a portable cyberdeck to fight against becoming a normie. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guGffGw3uDg?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The suburbs thing is explained at the beginning of Zack’s build video. Subscribe to his YouTube channel. […]

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Play Call of Duty with a Raspberry Pi-powered Nerf gun

Reading Time: 2 minutes YouTuber Alfredo Sequeida turned a Nerf gun into a controller for playing Call of Duty: Warzone. This is a fun-looking modification project, but some serious coding went into the process. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld0Pcy6F-3g?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Head to the 13-minute mark for an in-game demonstration Trigger happy Funnily enough, the Nerf gun that Alfredo chose was a special edition […]

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Go down a Raspberry Pi YouTube rabbit hole

Reading Time: 4 minutes We here at Virtual Raspberry Pi Towers are looking forward to our weekends getting warmer, now that we are officially in British Summer Time. But we wanted to make the most of these last Saturdays and Sundays in which we have no choice but to cosy up against the typically British spring weather with a […]

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Raspberry Pi automatically refills your water bottle

Reading Time: 3 minutes YouTuber Chris Courses takes hydration seriously, but all those minutes spent filling up water bottles take a toll. 15 hours per year, to be exact. Chris regularly uses three differently sized water bottles and wanted to build something to fill them all to their exact measurements. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3okv0jYZUc?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] (Polite readers may like to be warned […]

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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 […]