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Record Your Pokémon with a Real Life Pokédex

Long before you had to venture out of the house to collect Pokémon with your smartphone and an augmented reality app, it was every kid’s fantasy to own a “Pokédex”.
New Raspberry Pi 3B+ Power-Over-Ethernet HAT

New Raspberry Pi 3B+ Power-Over-Ethernet HAT

Set for release during the summer, the PoE HAT was announced alongside the Raspberry Pi 3B+ model, but little was known about it. That is until a listing was added to the Farnell website (they’re a Raspberry Pi Foundation partner) where the device is now available for pre-ordering.
Convert Your Raspberry Pi Zero W into a Stick PC

Convert Your Raspberry Pi Zero W into a Stick PC

The fad for HDMI-pluggable stick PCs was temporarily popular a few years ago, but the wind seems to have vanished from those sails.
Twitch-O-Matic, the Raspberry Pi-powered Twitch Streamer

Twitch-O-Matic, the Raspberry Pi-powered Twitch Streamer

Love sharing your games on Twitch? Dedicated game capture devices are often required, but what if you don’t have one, and have no intention of spending the money on one? The answer, you probably won’t be surprised to learn, is in the shape of a Raspberry Pi.
Etcher Update Introduces Multiple Device and Raspberry Pi Zero Flashing

Etcher Update Introduces Multiple Device and Raspberry Pi Zero Flashing

If you’ve ever used the Etcher tool for flashing data to a microSD card, you’ve probably been impressed by how quick it is. The error checking, and subsequent reports are particularly useful and helpful in identifying cards with potential issues.
A Raspberry Pi-Based NOAA Decoder That Tweets Satellite Photos!

A Raspberry Pi-Based NOAA Decoder That Tweets Satellite Photos!

Our experience of the weather is traditionally passive; we have little choice other than to accept what happens in the atmosphere above. It might rain; it might be windy; sunshine might be slight, or enough to convince you to go to the beach.
Get Awesome Sounds with the Pedal-Pi Programmable Guitar Pedal

Get Awesome Sounds with the Pedal-Pi Programmable Guitar Pedal

Increasingly, guitar pedals come with programmable FX that can be saved. With this development comes an opportunity. Couldn’t you just build your own?
A Raspberry Pi and Arduino-Powered Dart Board Digital Scoring Display

A Raspberry Pi and Arduino-Powered Dart Board Digital Scoring Display

We’re not saying that you’re the next Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, but there’s a good chance you like a game of darts. Hasn’t the lack of a decent digital display proved a problem, in a world of oft-disappearing chunks of chalk?
TinyPi: Your Retro Gaming Raspberry Pi on a Keychain

TinyPi: Your Retro Gaming Raspberry Pi on a Keychain

Retro gaming on a Raspberry Pi is increasingly popular, as is making your retro gaming centre portable. Typically you might build something from scratch, akin to some sort of retro Nvidia Shield, or squeeze a Pi Zero into an Altoids tin. As long as it is light, compact, and easily recharged, whatever you build should be awesome.
ODroid XU4 vs Raspberry Pi 3 B+

ODroid XU4 vs Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Though tons of single-board computers exist, the Raspberry Pi and Odroid XU4 are among the most popular. Learn more about the Odroid XU4 vs Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and find out which is best for your needs!
A Solar Powered Squirrelhouse

A Solar Powered Squirrelhouse

Whether you live in the countryside or a suburban part of town near a park or fields, there is a good chance that there’s some wildlife nearby. While birds, foxes, squirrels and other creatures are bolder than ever when it comes to living in proximity to the grinding gears of progress, it can still be difficult to see them up close.
Fancy a Foldable Raspberry Pi-Powered All-in-One Workstation?

Fancy a Foldable Raspberry Pi-Powered All-in-One Workstation?

Looking for a simple Raspberry Pi-related weekend project, or just want to package your Pi into its own display?
Mugsy, the Robot Coffee Maker

Mugsy, the Robot Coffee Maker

Did you have coffee this morning? Did you make it yourself, struggling with the kettle and CoffeeMate? Perhaps you own a Tassimo or similar cartridge-based coffee machine?
Build Your Own DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet Using a Raspberry Pi Zero

Build Your Own DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet Using a Raspberry Pi Zero

In the 1980s the arcade was where we saw the latest games. A cacophony of sound and lights designed to entice us to part with our 10p/25c to save the world, go out for a drive, or eat power pills.
DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 4 - Assembly and configuration

DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 4 - Assembly and configuration

Here we are, the end of the journey that has taken us four parts, many mistakes and lots of learning. Building this project has used multiple skills, chiefly design and fabrication using the K40 laser cutter. Using a laser cutter for small projects (keychains, signs etc.) is rather simple, but an arcade cabinet requires careful design and lots of iterations in the fabrication process.
Secret Cola Bottle Spycam

Secret Cola Bottle Spycam

Is someone snooping on your stuff? Want to protect yourself from people’s mischief? Big camera on the wall far too obvious to catch a perpetrator in the act?
DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 3 - Laser Cutting

DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet - Part 3 - Laser Cutting

This week we start cutting the cabinet using the K40 laser cutter, and like any complex project, we hit a few issues. But remember dear reader, these issues are not roadblocks, they do not end our journey as a maker, rather they are wrong turns that help us understand how to create complex projects where tolerances are tight.
Raspberry FPV Robot Security Drone

Raspberry FPV Robot Security Drone

Being small, and compatible with a range of cameras (such as its own camera module and many USB webcams), the Raspberry Pi makes a great security cam. You may have already seen it in action performing just this task, or have tried out some motion-detection software.