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The Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2015

This has been a really great year for science fiction, fantasy and horror books, taking us to fabulous worlds and opening our minds to new ideas and …

New RetroPie 3.0 Retro Raspberry Pi Games Console Software Launches

A new version of the awesome RetroPie software has been released this week in the form of RetroPie 3.0, providing an easy way to transform a …

Simple Raspberry Pi Input Output. Tricopter

Introduction: Simple Raspberry Pi Input Output. Tricopter<p>About: I love making things. I have for as long as I can remember liked to make stuff. Now …

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Modulo: a simple, modular solution for building electronic devices

We came across the excellent Modulo on Kickstarter recently. Modulo is a “modular solution for building powerful electronic devices” and consists of …

Raspberry Pi Car Computer

Use the inexpensive Raspberry Pi to make an on-the-go, wi-fi enabled media center in your vehicle.<p>I have always loved those old TV series with futuristic tech in those futuristic vehicles, like <i>Knight Rider</i>, <i>Airwolf</i>, and <i>Street Hawk</i>. So it got me thinking about how easy it would be to add a computer …

Keep This Python Cheat Sheet on Hand When Learning to Code

Python is one of the best programming languages to learn first. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods, and …

Awesome Pi Boy Raspberry Pi Portable Handheld Created

Anyone who enjoys building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC and also enjoys a little down time playing games, may like to try their …

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Video Walkthrough: Automatic Garden Watering and Data Logging with Arduino

Many of us have tried to plant a garden in one form or another. A good percentage of those people — including myself at times — end up killing their plants due to over or under-watering. Civil engineer Grady Hillhouse, however, decided to take complete control of his garden with a custom …

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Raspberry Pi Portable Games Console

Building this Portable Games Console is possibly the most fun I've had using a Raspberry Pi. And it's not just the build that's fun; I've now got a …

PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

If you’ve ever used a Raspberry Pi you’ll notice that it’s great until you need to unplug it. While you can add a battery (the PiPhone had one), it’s not quite as easy as all that. Now, however, you can simply plug in the PiJuice and power your Pi on the fly.<p>The PiJuice is a “hat” that fits on top …

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Raspberry Pi Case Equipped With Real Time Clock, Battery And UPS (video)

Raspberry Pi users that would find a Raspberry Pi case equipped with an internal battery, real-time clock and UPS a great addition to the range of …

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Raspberry Pi 2 Overclock

Shares 156<p><i>Updated: 09/22/15 – After 6 months of testing Raspberry Pi 2 Overclock with OpenElec, ArchWipi and Arch LEMP I’ve made some optimizations</i> …

Beginner’s Electronics: 10 Skills You Need to Know

Advertisement<p>Many of us have never even touched a soldering iron – but <i>making things</i> can feel incredibly rewarding. There are some key skills you need …

Blynk Helps Create Arduino Projects In Just 5 Minutes (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy the building projects using the Arduino platform, Raspberry Pi or similar but sometimes find it difficult …

Atari Emulator Uses Raspberry Pi To Play 800 Games (and More)

Emulation gaming is becoming easier and easier with the help of Raspberry Pi and RetroPie. There are all kinds of tutorials floating around for different emulators, with a variety of games, and this one is the ultimate retro gaming machine.<p>Gus at Pi My Life Up gives us all the steps to create an …

Make a Programmable Irrigation Controller with a Raspberry Pi

With all the day to day challenges that keep us busy, it can be hard to remember to water our plants. With a Raspberry Pi and a few other parts, you …

ESP8266 WiFi Temperature and Humidity Sensor

IoT Wallet (smart Wallet With Firebeetle ESP32, Arduino IDE and Google Spreadsheet)<p>Pocket Metal Locator - Arduino<p>Awful to Awesome: Replace a …

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad - Technabob

We’ve already seen a netbook based on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s a DIY kit for a Raspberry Pi tablet. The PiTablet consists of Psy Labs’ PiTouch 10″ …

15 Useful Commands Every Raspberry Pi User Should Know

Advertisement<p>If you’re using a Raspberry Pi computer for your weekend project (perhaps a media centre or a home server) then there is a good chance …

RetroPie: Build a retro gaming arcade console with Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

"We Will Encounter Superintelligence Much Older than the Human Species" (New Year's Feature)

"I think it very likely – in fact, inevitable – that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial …

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console

Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, …

10 Gifts For The Hacker In Your Life

By Jay Cassano6 minute Read<p>Chances are you know someone who likes to code, build things, hack things, or make, break, and fix things. Chances are …

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From robotics kits and ultrasound sensors to Arduino-based accessories and Lego Mindstorms

Know Your Arduino: A Practical Guide to The Most Common Boards

Arduino is, as I’ve written about before, a great hardware platform for anyone interested in building almost any sort of homebrew electronics …

A Raspberry Pi Arduino Add-On Board - The RasPiO Duino | Average Maker

A Raspberry Pi Arduino board? That’s right! If you’ve ever dreamed about a device that could include the best features of both of these devices – …

This $65 Raspberry Pi competitor takes the hassle out of DIY micro-PCs

Hobbyists are getting a lot of love, with big companies like Microsoft, Intel and IBM releasing circuit board computers to conceptualize and prototype products. Imagination is now entering the fray with its $65 Creator CI20 computer, which takes some of the hassle out of DIY micro-computing with …

Arduino for the Rest of Us: How to Get Started

Could Arduino be the next tool in your home DIY toolbox?<p><b>You don't have to be a programmer</b> or an electrician to make your do-it-yourself projects smarter and more interactive. Arduino, the open-source microcontroller platform, was originally designed with creative laypeople in mind, and it may be …

My Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build - Part 1 - Raspberry Pi Spy

The HDMIPi is a 9 inch screen and enclosure specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi. It was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The …