Fix slow Nintendo Switch play with your Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is your Nintendo Switch behaving more like a Nintendon’t due to poor connectivity? Well, TopSpec (hosted Chris Barlas) has shared a brilliant Raspberry Pi-powered hack on YouTube to help you fix that. Here’s the problem… When you play Switch online, the servers are peer-to-peer. The Switches decide which Switch’s internet connection is more stable, and…… Fix slow Nintendo Switch play with your Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

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. Ahh, the dulcet tones of wall-mounted…… These loo rolls formed a choir weiterlesen

Resurrecting a vintage microwave sensor with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s one of those lovely “old tech new spec” projects, courtesy of hackster.io pro Martin Mander. After finding a vintage Apollo microwave detector at a car boot sale, and realising the display hole in the top was roughly the same size as a small Adafruit screen, he saw the potential to breath new life into…… Resurrecting a vintage microwave sensor with Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

Make a hamster feeder with Raspberry Pi Zero

Reading Time: < 1 minutes People make marvellous things for their pets with Raspberry Pi. Here’s a splendid hamster feeder tutorial from Christopher Barnatt of Explaining Computers, just perfect if you’re after a small project for this weekend. Raspberry Pi Zero Hamster Feeder Raspberry Pi servo-controlled pet feeder, using a Raspberry Pi Zero and two SG90 servo motors. This project…… Make a hamster feeder with Raspberry Pi Zero weiterlesen

Build a Raspberry Pi Zero W Amazon price tracker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever missed out on a great deal on Amazon because you were completely unaware it existed? Are you interested in a specific item but waiting for it to go on sale? Here’s help: Devscover’s latest video shows you how to create an Amazon price tracker using Raspberry Pi Zero W and Python. Build…… Build a Raspberry Pi Zero W Amazon price tracker weiterlesen

Can you connect a Raspberry Pi to a GoPro Hero 6?

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A contractor is drilling in the office space above ours, and it sounds like we’re under attack by a swarm of very angry, Transformeresque bees. We can’t hear ourselves think. Although we can hear the drills. Because of this disruption, I (Alex) am unable to focus on words. [Ed’s note: me too. We apologies for…… Can you connect a Raspberry Pi to a GoPro Hero 6? weiterlesen

TechWiser’s giant Raspberry Pi AirPod speaker (and more)

Reading Time: 2 minutes YouTube is a haven for awesome Raspberry Pi projects, and we often spend time scanning through the platform’s wares for hidden gems. One such hidden gem is this video from TechWiser, in which they showcase some of their favourite Raspberry Pi projects: Cool Raspberry Pi 4 Projects We Use At TechWiser Here are some of…… TechWiser’s giant Raspberry Pi AirPod speaker (and more) weiterlesen

Connect your Raspberry Pi 4 to an iPad Pro

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever considered attaching your Raspberry Pi 4 to an Apple iPad Pro? How would you do it, and why would you want to? Here’s YouTuber Tech Craft to explain why Raspberry Pi 4 is their favourite iPad Pro accessory, and why you may want to consider using yours in the same way. We’ve…… Connect your Raspberry Pi 4 to an iPad Pro weiterlesen

How to control multiple servo motors with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the latest Explaining Computers video, Christopher Barnatt explains how to use servo motors with Raspberry Pi. Using servos is a great introduction to the digital making side of computing; servos allow you to control the movement of all manner of project components with your Raspberry Pi and a motor controller attached to its GPIO…… How to control multiple servo motors with Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

How to run a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi using crontab

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you need to run a script whenever your Raspberry Pi turns on? Here’s Estefannie to explain how to edit crontab to do exactly that. How to start a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi // LEARN SOMETHING Do you want your Raspberry Pi to automatically run your code when it is connected to…… How to run a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi using crontab weiterlesen

Really, really awesome Raspberry Pi NeoPixel LED mirror

Reading Time: 2 minutes Check out Super Make Something’s awesome NeoPixel LED mirror: a 576 RGB LED display that converts images via the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and Raspberry Pi 3B+ into a pixelated light show. Neopixel LED Mirror (Python, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting!) DIY How To Time to pull out all the stops for the…… Really, really awesome Raspberry Pi NeoPixel LED mirror weiterlesen

Project anyone’s face onto your own with Raspberry Pi Zero

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sean Hodgins is back with a new Halloween-themed project, this time using a pico projector and a Raspberry Pi Zero to display images and animations onto a mask. It’s kinda creepy but very, very cool. Face Changing Projection Mask – Be Anyone Have a hard time deciding what to be on Halloween? Just be everything.…… Project anyone’s face onto your own with Raspberry Pi Zero weiterlesen

Musically synced car windscreen wipers using Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Hey there! I’ve just come back from a two-week vacation, Liz and Helen are both off sick, and I’m not 100% sure I remember how to do my job. So, while I figure out how to social media and word write, here’s this absolutely wonderful video from Ian Charnas, showing how he hacked his car…… Musically synced car windscreen wipers using Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

Tinkernut’s Raspberry Pi video guide

Reading Time: 2 minutes “If you’ve ever been curious about electronics or programming, then the Raspberry Pi is an excellent tool to have in your arsenal,” enthuses Tinkernut in his latest video, Raspberry Pi – All You Need To Know. And we aren’t going to argue with that. Raspberry Pi – All You Need To Know If you keep…… Tinkernut’s Raspberry Pi video guide weiterlesen

Build a Raspberry Pi music box with Sally Le Page

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Connecting buttons to the GPIO pins of your Raspberry Pi instantly opens up your digital making to the world of clicky funtimes. Our Music Box project teaches you how to connect several buttons to your Raspberry Pi and write code to make them trigger cool sound effects. It’s fun. It’s easy. And we roped Sally…… Build a Raspberry Pi music box with Sally Le Page weiterlesen

The world’s first Raspberry Pi-powered Twitter-activated jelly bean-pooping unicorn

Reading Time: 3 minutes When eight-year-old Tru challenged the Kids Invent Stuff team to build a sparkly, pooping, rainbow unicorn electric vehicle, they did exactly that. And when Kids Invent Stuff, also known as Ruth and Shawn, got in contact with Estefannie Explains it All, their unicorn ended up getting an IoT upgrade…because obviously. You tweet and the Unicorn poops…… The world’s first Raspberry Pi-powered Twitter-activated jelly bean-pooping unicorn weiterlesen

Raspberry Pi 4: 48 hours later

Reading Time: 3 minutes “We’ve never felt more betrayed and excited at the same time,” admitted YouTubers 8 Bits and a Byte when I told them Raspberry Pi 4 would be out in June, going against rumours of the release happening at some point in 2020. Fortunately, everything worked in our favour, and we were able to get our…… Raspberry Pi 4: 48 hours later weiterlesen

An in-flight entertainment system that isn’t terrible

Reading Time: 2 minutes No Alex today; she’s tragically germ-ridden and sighing weakly beneath a heap of duvets on her sofa. But, in spite of it all, she’s managed to communicate that I should share Kyle‘s Raspberry Pi in-flight entertainment system with you. I made my own IN-FLIGHT entertainment system! ft. Raspberry Pi Corsair Ironclaw RGB Gaming Mouse: http://bit.ly/2vFwYw5…… An in-flight entertainment system that isn’t terrible weiterlesen

How do you define ‘maker’?

Reading Time: 3 minutes In our brand-new video, we ask some of our favourite content creators how they define the word ‘maker’, and what being a maker means to them. How do you define ‘maker’? We asked some of our favourite content creators how they define the word ‘maker’, and what being a maker means to them. Joel Telling…… How do you define ‘maker’? weiterlesen

The explosive inventions of Colin Furze

Reading Time: 5 minutes In January 2007, one plumber and a few friends in a pub set out to build a wall of death out of 850 pallets in a field in Lincolnshire. It’s something we’ve all done as children on a small scale, jumping over a cardboard box perhaps. But to scale it up to something 30ft in…… The explosive inventions of Colin Furze weiterlesen

Is this the most ‘all-in-one’ a computer can possibly be?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Electronic Grenade’s Computer Mouse is the turducken of the tech world, stuffed so full of computing gubbins that you genuinely don’t need anything else. Don’t believe us? See for yourself: The “Computer” Mouse: A DIY Project The computer mouse is an entire laptop computer in mouse form that uses the raspberry pi zero W as…… Is this the most ‘all-in-one’ a computer can possibly be? weiterlesen

YouTube and Google Photos add-ons for your magic mirror

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bring YouTube videos, Google Photos, and more to your magic mirror, with third-party modules and the MagicMirror² open-source software platform. NEW Raspberry Pi Magic Mirror Modules! Today I walk you through two fun modules to add top your Raspberry Pi Magic Mirror! Music in this video was from Epidemic Sound! Green Screen Subscribe Button: Its Frida MAGIC…… YouTube and Google Photos add-ons for your magic mirror weiterlesen