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Make a Custom Dashboard with Smashing.io

Make a Custom Dashboard with Smashing.io

Raspberry Pi devices are incredibly useful and versatile single-board device. It’s suitable for a smattering of projects, from retro gaming and servers to voice assistants. Creating a custom dashboard with Smashing.io is one simple but ultra-functional means to make use of your Raspberry Pi.
Launch applications using an RFID card reader and Raspberry Pi

Launch applications using an RFID card reader and Raspberry Pi

The humble keyboard and mouse are traditional forms of input that are used to control computers. But for those of us too young, or those requiring a computer to be adapted for their needs, these traditional interfaces are not suitable and we need to adapt how we offer an interface for the user.
Using a Raspberry Pi for a Crypto Currency Wallet

Using a Raspberry Pi for a Crypto Currency Wallet

Despite its weakness, when compared with mid-range to high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) computing power, the Raspberry Pi is capable of cryptocurrency mining.
Make An Animated Conference Badge With Inkyphat

Make An Animated Conference Badge With Inkyphat

Conferences happen across the world and for many different reasons, but one thing that is common between every conference is the conference badge. From simple sticky labels and makers, to elaborate electronic badges, the conference badge is there to help everyone learn who everyone else is!
Build an Ambilight Clone with a Raspberry Pi

Build an Ambilight Clone with a Raspberry Pi

Creating a do-it-yourself Ambilight using a Raspberry Pi is pretty simple. Checkout out how-to guide!
How to build a low-powered Home theater PC with a Raspberry Pi

How to build a low-powered Home theater PC with a Raspberry Pi

Learn all about building a low-powered HTPC with a Raspberry Pi!
Using alternative software to control the laser cutter (Scorchworks Whisperer)

Using alternative software to control the laser cutter (Scorchworks Whisperer)

In the final part of this series we finally start cutting things with the K40 laser cutter! We will transfer our designs created in Inkscape to an application called K40 Whisperer from Scorchworks. Now you might be thinking “But the K40 comes with its own software, can I just use that?” Well, yes you can, but I’ve found that K40 Whisperer is a lot easier to use, and it even runs on Linux devices. This is incredibly handy for my Makerspace as we are using an old Lenovo X61 laptop running Linux Mint to run the laser cutter.

Using Inkscape to design and create projects ready for the K40 [Part 2]

In this part of the K40 laser cutter series we shall learn how to create graphics ready for cutting on the K40 using a free vector image editor and when it comes to editing vector images, the industry standard is Adobe Illustrator, but that comes at a great cost.
Cryptocurrency Mining on the Raspberry Pi

Cryptocurrency Mining on the Raspberry Pi

Cryptocurrency is incredibly popular, from Bitcoin to Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. These digital assets are digital, decentralized currencies. There are two main methods for obtaining cryptocurrency: mining and purchasing. Learn all about cryptocurrency mining on the Raspberry Pi!
How to Create a Retro Arcade with Recalbox

How to Create a Retro Arcade with Recalbox

Among the best and most rewarding Raspberry Pi projects, a retro gaming machine is a top pick. These projects are simple enough for beginners and, once you’re finished, you benefit from a neat device capable of playing video games from a variety of retro systems. Learn how to create a retro arcade with Recalbox for old school gaming on a Raspberry Pi!
Make Your Own Virtual Assistant with Mycroft

Make Your Own Virtual Assistant with Mycroft

Using a Raspberry Pi and Mycroft, it’s easy to cobble together an artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant. Here’s how to make your own virtual assistant with Mycroft!
Control Your Lego Train Set with Arduino

Control Your Lego Train Set with Arduino

Lego train sets have been thrilling children with curious minds for over 50 years, with battery-powered sets winding their way around bedrooms, living rooms and even gardens.
Using Mongoose OS on your ESP8266

Using Mongoose OS on your ESP8266

The ESP8266 enjoyed great fanfare a few years ago. It was a cheap WiFi-enabled device that offered low power consumption, small size and a few GPIO pins.
Create Your Own Spotify with a Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi Music Server Software

Create Your Own Spotify with a Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi Music Server Software

The Raspberry Pi is a beefy yet tiny single-board computer. Learn how to make a DIY Spotify and make your own Raspberry Pi music server!
Getting started with the micro:bit and MicroPython

Getting started with the micro:bit and MicroPython

In this tutorial, we take our first steps with MicroPython on the micro:bit by creating a simple dice that uses random number generation triggered by gesture control, all in 9 lines of code!
Using a Doppler radar sensor with the Raspberry Pi

Using a Doppler radar sensor with the Raspberry Pi

There are many sensors on the market for the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other single board computers/microcontrollers. But the RCWL-0516 is something new and exciting in that it offers the simplicity of a PIR sensor but with a greater range and ability to detect through objects, yet it still only retails for a few dollars from China.
Sending sensor data to Twitter using Node-RED

Sending sensor data to Twitter using Node-RED

In this tutorial, we shall use a cheap common sensor, the DS18B20 a waterproof and accurate sensor that can be bought for less than $5 online.
Build a wildlife camera using a Raspberry Pi and PiJuice

Build a wildlife camera using a Raspberry Pi and PiJuice

Build your own motion-sensing wildlife camera with a Raspberry Pi and PiJuice portable power