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Moe Long is an editor, writer, and tech buff with a particular appreciation for Linux, Raspberry Pis, and retro gaming. When he's not hammering away at his keyboard, he enjoys running, reading, watching cinema, and listening to vinyl. You can read his writings on film and pop culture at CupOfMoe.com and check out his thoughts on movies on the Celluloid Fiends podcast.
Maker Faire Rome, the European Edition hits on October 12-14, 2018. In typical Maker Faire fashion, this event will focus on the maker space. More specifically, Maker Faire Rome promises an onus on robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and spaceflight. Packed with innovators, makers, and visionaries, Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition will take place at Fiera di Roma. Boasting seven pavillions, it's a wide-spanning event with tons of coverage. Learn more about Maker Faire Rome 2018!
Because of its small footprint, energy efficiency, and reasonable computing power, the Raspberry Pi makes an excellent server. You can spin up a media server using the likes of Plex, Emby, and OpenMediaVault, or a web server running WordPress, Drupal, Apache, or NGINX. Similarly, you can make a Python web server with a Raspberry Pi and Flask. Learn how to build a Raspberry Py Python web server!
The Raspberry Pi is a versatile single-board computer. Because of its small footprint and low power consumption, the Pi makes an ideal web server. You can run Nginx, WordPress, or Drupal on the Raspberry Pi. Similarly, you may create a Raspberry Pi Apache web server as well. Check out this Apache Raspberry Pi server installation!
Mycroft on the Raspberry Pi is a neat artificial intelligence (AI) project. This do-it-yourself (DIY) virtual assistant provides an open-source alternative to the likes of Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. You can spin up Mycroft on the Raspberry Pi, or purchase a Mycroft device such as the Mark I or Mark II that's ready to go out-of-the-box. When the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ launched, compatibility with Mycroft for the Pi, or Picroft, broke. However, with an update to Raspbian Stretch, Picroft now works on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+.
ASUS scored a major hit with its Tinker Board. The credit card-sized single-board computer sports a Rochchip RK3328 Cortex-A17 quad-core system-on-chip (SoC), 4K video support, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and an ARM Mali-T764 GPU. There are loads of ASUS Tinker Board operating system (OS) options, from the Debian-based TinkerOS to Laka, Android, and Flint OS. While you can get started with the ASUS Tinker Board using merely the board itseslf, a power supply, and microSD card, you'll likely want a case as well. Check out the best ASUS Tinker Board case options you can buy!
Running a Raspberry Pi web server is among my favorite projects for the ultra-popular single-board computer. Installing WordPress or Drupal on a Raspberry Pi remains simple yet convenient. Balancing modest computing power with energy efficiency, the Raspberry Pi handles server purposes with ease. Free, open-source HTTP server software Nginx is a top choice for a high-performance server. Learn how to make a Raspberry Pi Nginx web server!
A tiny, credit card-sized maker board, the Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC has tons of uses. Similarly, many operating systems (OSes) run on the Libre Computer ROC Renegade. Station OS runs on the Roc-RK3328-CCC and Firefly-RK3399 for an Android-based media center operating system. Running Station OS provides an excellent home theatre PC (HTPC) foundation. With its emphasis on retro gaming and streaming media, it's a DIY Android TV box option. Learn about getting started with Station OS on the Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC!
The Orange Pi Prime is, as the name suggests, a Raspberry Pi competitor. Aside from the fruit-filled name, the Orange Pi Prime shares much in common with the Raspberry Pi. Notably, both maker boards boast an impressive roster of compatible operating systems. From Linux to Android, these are the Orange Pi Prime best OS options available!
While there are tons of maker boards, the Raspberry Pi remains the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. It's a versatile board that's capable of running anything from a basic Linux desktop to a retro arcade and robotics. Still, it's far from the only option around. Plenty of SBCs provide viable Raspberry Pi alternatives. Among these, the Odroid XU4 is a top choice. Packed with computing power, tons of operating system (OS) compatibility, and featuring many case options, the Odroid XU4 is an awesome maker board. Check out the best Odroid XU4 projects you can make!
The Raspberry Pi is arguably the best single-board computer (SBC) on the market. With a bevy of compatible operating systems, software options, and hardware accessories, it's a well-supported maker board. While you can perform basic tasks like setting up a Linux desktop and creating a retro gaming arcade with Lakka, RetroPie, or Recalbox, the utilitarian Raspberry Pi can be used for tons of projects. With its balance of computing performance, a small footprint, and low power draw, the Raspberry Pi may be used as a web server running content management systems (CMSes) such as Drupal. Learn how to install WordPress on Raspberry Pi boards in this Raspberry Pi WordPress tutorial!
There are tons of single-board computer (SBC) devices on the market. Though the Raspberry Pi is probably the most popular, competing maker boards such as the Odroid XU4 provide stellar functionality. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC is a neat SBC powered by a Rockchip RK3328 system on chip (SoC). For both protection and cooling, you'll want to consider what case to use for your Libre Computer Renegade. Check out the best Libre Computer cases for the ROC-RK3328-CC!
The Raspberry Pi is a utilitarian single-board computer (SBC) with loads of uses. While it's suited to tasks such as running a web server or media server, robotics, and smart home automation, one of the top Raspberry Pi projects for beginners and hardcore makers alike is a retro game console. There are several options for retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi including RetroPie, Recalbox, and Lakka. With the debut of the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ board, support for several operating systems (OS) broke. However, Lakka 2.1.1 ushered in Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support. Learn about the Lakka Raspberry Pi 3 B+ image runs!
The single-board computer (SBC) space is heavily populated. While the Raspberry Pi generally benefits from the most attention, there are plenty of Raspberry Pi alternatives. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC, Orange Prime Pi, and UDOO x86 are all solid competitors. The ASUS Tinker Board is an excellent SBC which boasts powerful performance, decent community support, and tons of project ideas. You can run a bevy of operating systems (OSes) on the nifty development board. Check out the best ASUS Tinker Board OS options!
The Raspberry Pi is arguably the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. Largely, the Pi reigns supreme despite numerous Raspberry Pi alternatives because of fantastic software and hardware support. Notably, there are countless Raspberry Pi case options available. One of my favorite cases is the NESPi enclosure from RetroFlag. As the name suggests, its a NES shell for the Raspberry Pi, allowing you to create your own do-it-yourself NES Classic Mini. Now, RetroFlag plans to offer two Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) cases in the SuperPi!
The Raspberry Pi is a versatile single-board computer. Its popularity stems from massive operating system support, community resources, and a bevy of applications. Though it often seems as though the majority of users are running RetroPie, Recalbox, or Lakka on the Raspberry Pi for retro gaming, it's a capable device for tons of applications. You can create a media or file server with a Raspberry Pi for file access virtually anywhere. Additionally, you can make your own Raspberry web server with Drupal. Learn how to install Drupal on Raspberry Pi boards!
The Raspberry Pi stands out as the single-board computer (SBC) standard. Yet plenty of Raspberry Pi alternatives exist, including the Odroid XU4, Libre Computer Renegade, and ASUS Tinker Board. The Orange Pi Prime is a capable maker board that competes with similar devices such as the Raspberry Pi and ASUS Tinker Board. Learn more in this Orange Pi review with a look at the Orange Pi Prime, from what it is to initial set up!
The Raspberry Pi is argualby the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. However, the SBC space is ripe with a plethora of Raspberry Pi alternatives. Notably, the Odroid XU4, ASUS Tinker Board, and Libre Computer ROC Renegade are superb Raspberry Pi competitors. The UDOO x86 is a powerful single-board computer which boasts tons of uses. Check out the top six best UDOO projects!
When I ordered a Raspberry Pi 2 back in 2015, one of my first projects was spinning up a Raspberry Pi retro game console with RetroPie. Since then, I've experimented with Recalbox and Lakka for old-school gaming on the Raspberry Pi, as well as upgraded to a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. On March 14, 2018, not coincidentally Pi day, the Raspberry Pi foundation debuted its Raspberry Pi 3 B+ board. Basically an overclocked Raspberry Pi 3, the B+ proved a worthy pick up. However, at launch compatibility with most existing operating systems (OSes) was temporarily broken. RetroPie 4.4 brought Raspberry Pi B+ support. Now, there's Lakka Raspberry Pi 3 B+ compatibility via Lakka 2.1.1.