Arduino-powered Edison Bulb clock

One of the most popular types of DIY build are those in the steampunk style, where archaic technology is given a modern-day refresh, or modern ideas are styled in the trappings of 19th and early 20th century materials.

Word Clock Mini Contest - Can you help Lewis with his code?

To enter the contest, write and submit your own code for the Word Clock. Head over to Lewis's project page and submit your code improvements or suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Remotely Switch on Your PC with a Raspberry Pi

Ever wanted to switch on your PC from a remote location? Perhaps as a precursor to connecting to it via RDP? Without making a phone call first to request a friend or colleague boots up the machine, this is pretty much impossible ... until you factor in a low-power, always-on Raspberry Pi...

Making a Digital Door Lock Smart with a Raspberry Pi

How can you make a door lock smart? While a standard lock can be made smart by adding a servo (several systems can be purchased that help you do this) digital keypad locks can also be enhanced.

RocketLife LED Light Effects Designer Software for Animating LEDs

While maker projects vary, when LEDs are involved, it's highly enjoyable. RocketLife, Inc. offers its Light Effects Designer software. Aimed at the do-it-yourself (DIY) crowd, RocketLife's software allows for animation groups in a string of LEDs. Through combining hardware and software, RocketLife makes it so that anyone can create custom LED light shows and signs without any programming. 

Raspberry Pi Arcade Console Hits Market for Almost $250

The Raspberry Pi remains arguably the most popular single-board computer (SBC) on the market. With loads of fantastic project ideas, a retro game console is simple yet immensely fun. With software such as RetroPie, Recalbox, or Lakka, a Raspberry Pi board, and a few accessories, you can make a do-it-yourself (DIY) video game console using a Raspberry Pi. Use a Raspberry Pi case such as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) option from RetroFlag or Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) from Kintaro for an NES Classic or SNES Mini clone. However,as CNXSOFT reports, there's a Raspberry Pi 3-based arcade console being sold for $248. 

Build to the Beat with a Compact Teensy Drum Machine

The old joke goes something like this: “What’s the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? You only have to punch the information into the drum machine once.”

Servo Controlled Eyeball for Pi Camera 2

Looking for a great new way to use your Raspberry Pi Camera Module? Using the v2 camera module, this project relies on a Raspberry Pi 3, with the Pololu Maestro six channel servo controller board connected to the GPIO. The servos are Tower Pro SG90s.

Maker Creates Raspberry Pi Synthesizer With Innovative Touch Control

The Raspberry Pi is a functional development board. This single-board computer (SBC) provides loads of functionality for anything from a low-powered home theatre PC (HTPC) to advanced robotics. Jaewon "J. One" Choi, a talented maker from South Korea, created a fantastic Raspberry Pi synthesizer. Plus, it's capable of being used by anyone with hearing impairments. 

Google Announces Tensor Processing Unit Accelerator for Raspberry Pi

Google remains as the forefront of tech development. Google offers an Edge Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) board as well as Edge TPU Accelerator. Its Edge TPU Accelerator is a USB device which works with boards such as the Raspberry Pi. Using Google's Edge TPU Accelerator, developers can harness low-power single-board computers (SBCs) such as the Pi and Odroid XU4 for various do-it-yourself (DIY) artificial intelligence (AI) projects. These chips are optimized for Google's TensorFlow machine learning framework, and for interfacing with edge devices. 

TinyPi Pro: The Smallest Gaming Machine Yet!

Compact retro gaming solutions based on the Raspberry Pi Zero are popular, but TinyPi was the only one to attempt to retain the dimensions of the base device. But now, things have been enhanced ... prepare yourself for the TinyPi Pro!

MY House Gesture Controlled Smart Doll's House

Featuring gesture-controlled interactive features, the MY House smart doll’s house is a fascinating project that could inspire you to include similar features in your own smart home build. And at the heart of it, you’ll find a Raspberry Pi 3...

Pimp Your Projects with a HyperPixel 4.0 - Hi-Res Display for Raspberry Pi

Looking for a sharp, colorful, and crisp display for your Raspberry Pi projects? Whether you’re building a handheld retro gaming system, a portable Kodi media device, or something altogether different, if a display is required, then the HyperPixel 4.0 from Pimoroni could be ideal.

Single Board Computer NAS Helios4 Announced

Single-board computers (SBCs) are popular and utilitarian. SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi and Odroid XU4 provide a means to create various maker projects from low-powered home theatre PC (HTPC) devices to retro gaming consoles, and even robotics. An excellent use for an SBC is a networked attached storage (NAS) device. You can easily make the Raspberry Pi into a basic server with a variety of software options. Singapore-based startup Kobol is poised to offer its open-spec Helios4 single board computer NAS. Learn more about the Helios4 NAS SBC!

8BitDo Launches DIY Retro Controller Parts: Make DIY SNES Controllers and More!

With a wave of nostalgia, retro game console clones including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic and Super NES (SNES) Classic have become incredibly popular. While you can buy retro game console clones, you can make your own do-it-yourself (DIY) retro gaming machine with RetroPie, Recalbox, Lakka, or GameStation Turbo. With the likes of NES, SNES, and even Nintendo 64 cases for single-board computers (SBCs), you can cobble together your own gaming arcade. Now, hardware manufacturer 8BitDo offers DIY retro controller parts for making your own wireless NES, SNES, and Sega Mega Drive controllers. 

Launch your own Cultural Probe with an Arduino-powered TaskCam

DIY cameras are all the rage thanks to the existence of compact and affordable SBCs, but few have a real purpose behind them, beyond proof of concept. So what makes this Arduino Uno-powered camera any different?

Arduino-powered Active-tracking Solar Panel

Solar panels are more common these days, whether arranged in fields as collection arrays, on the roof of homes, or as part of your camping or festival gear to keep mobile devices topped up.

Retro-Styled GTA Radio Powered by Raspberry Pi

A video gaming behemoth that has relied on controversy since its early days, the Grand Theft Auto series nevertheless has more to it than ‘steal cars and shoot’.