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8-Channel ADC For the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a powerful embedded computing platform. However, for all its Linux-based muscle, it lacks one thing that even the simplest 8-bit …

Add IR Thermal Vision to Your Homebrew Projects - Technabob

Thermal cameras are pretty nifty devices. They let you see the heat signature of objects by capturing infrared light. There are off-the shelf thermal …

Fibonacci you crazy...

Fibonacci you crazy bastard….<p>As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus …

SpaceX could send its biggest rocket to space in three months

SpaceX is preparing a used booster for relaunch on June 17th, but it's apparently getting its heavy lift rocket ready for lift off sometime this year, as well. According to company chief Elon Musk's response to one of his Twitter followers, all three of the Falcon Heavy cores should be at Cape …

So SpaceX is having quite a year

We offer a review of SpaceX's progress toward key goals this year.<p>SpaceX had difficult years in 2015 and 2016, as two accidents with its Falcon 9 …

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W computer brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for just $10

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just turned five and to celebrate it just announced an update for its Zero computer, bringing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the diminutive and affordable computer.<p>This was a much-needed upgrade. While 2015’s Pi Zero is certainly an interesting computer, at an ultra-affordable …

SpaceX to Hit Fastest Launch Pace with New Florida Site

Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company's president told Reuters on Monday.<p>The ambitious plan …

Space Travel

The evolution of U.S. spacesuits from Mercury to today

Three of several spacesuits on display at the Space Center Houston. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / SpaceFlight Insider<p>In order for humans to survive in …

This tiny $5 computer is giving the Raspberry Pi a run for its money

When it comes simple homebrew computers, the Raspberry Pi has been king of the mountain for a long time. The ruler might have some new competition, …

34 Freaking Insane Pictures Of Space And The Milky Way Taken From All Around India

We are so very, very small.<p>Navaneeth Unnikrishnan, a photographer from Kerala, has been obsessed with astrophotography for the last three years. "I witnessed and captured the Milky Way from my terrace in Kerala, and I've been fascinated by space ever since," Unnikrishnan told BuzzFeed. Since then, …

Want to relive the days of Ceefax? All you need is a Raspberry Pi computer, an analogue TV and a computing degree ...

Raspberry Pi

NASA posts massive Mars image dump in all its cratery goodness

One of the cardinal rules of good photography is good lighting. And for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft, which has been orbiting the planet since 2006, the lighting was just right.<p>Earlier in May, Mars experienced its equinox, according to Popular Science. This means the sun shone …

Mars Mission

There's An Incredible And Super Illegal Waterslide Hidden In Hawaii

It may be beautiful, but it's 100 percent off limits.<p>As if amazing hikes and superb views weren’t enough, Instagram users have unveiled what lies in the lush valleys of Hawaii... and it’s an actual water slide.<p>The 35-foot conduit below pumps water from Mother Nature herself and is tucked deep in …

America by Air: 'Pure Heaven, Accessible Only by Air'

Anne Woods, the reader who sent the crisp, cerulean view of Puako Reef, sends a second photo from the air, this time above Northern California’s Sonoma County on an afternoon in late November:<p>It was taken while bundled up in an open-cockpit 1932 Waco UBF-2. Off the wingtip is Tomales Bay, under …

San Andreas

These Stunning New Photos of Mars Are Weirdly Earth-Like

If someone told us that these stunning new photos had been taken on Earth, we wouldn’t have blinked an eye. But they weren’t. Instead, every one of …

Planetary Habitability

Martian Selfies Give Us an Idea of Tourism on Mars

Who wouldn’t take a selfie if they made it to Mars? Photographer Julien Mauve presents a new photo series, “Greetings from Mars,” where he imagines …

Let's build a robot!

Are you a developer? .. then you can build a robot...

Issue 48 - The MagPi Magazine

BUY IN PRINT<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Download Free<p>Aug 2016<p>Create Internet of Things devices with Windows 10 IoT Core in the August edition of the official Raspberry …

We've Been Wrong About Lichen For 150 Years

Hundreds of millions of years ago, a tiny green microbe joined forces with a fungus, and together they conquered the world. It’s a tale of two …

Biology

SpaceX estimated to spend $300 million on Red Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA estimates that SpaceX is spending on the order of $300 million on its Red Dragon Mars lander mission, a down payment on the …

SpaceX to Launch Vital New Spaceship Docking Port for Space Station

When SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule launches on a new supply run to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday (July 18), it will carry a vital …

Space Exploration

Raspberry Pi Zero Coding Over USB (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that have already got their hands on the new Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC or just purchased one now that more stock is …

Ben Heck's Raspberry Pi Zero portable computer

In this episode we bring you a Raspberry Pi Zero build. This elusive single-board computer was kindly donated by an element14 Community member. Of course, Ben then did what comes naturally to him: He turned it into a portable computer. The parts were designed with Autodesk Fusion 360, 3D-printed …

Put a PC in your PC with this 3D printed Raspberry Pi mount

While the 5.25″ drive bay is basically a dead physical format for computer cases, many manufacturers still include them.<p>While almost no one is …

New Dwarf Planet 2015 RR245 Discovered In The Far Reaches Of The Solar System

Earth has a new neighbor, albeit a really distant one. On Monday, an international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a new member of the …

NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth: NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth for 2nd time in a year

NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth for 2nd time in a year<p>For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the DSCOVR satellite …

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Weather Forecast Display

You have hundreds of ways to view the weather, but if you’re looking for an elegant desktop solution, DIYer caturnuson shares their lovely looking …

Raspberry Pi

PiGlasses DIY Raspberry Pi Zero Smart Glasses (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a new project to keep them busy for a few weekends might be interested in these new Raspberry Pi Zero smart …

Power Your Raspberry Pi Zero From The Sun Using The Solar Pi Platter (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a way to harness the rays from the sun to power their pocket size Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC, which are now …