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Tag: Raspberry Pi

This Atari 2600 Handheld Brings The Woodgrain

This Atari 2600 Handheld Brings The Woodgrain
Woodgrain. There was a time when all of our coolest gadgets (and station wagons) were covered in this fake veneer. I for one, think it looks awesome and wish everything from our phones to our computers was still covered in the stuff. Sadly, no gadget maker seems to appreciate this…

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks
Designer Chris Patty may have won Christmas. This year, his family decided all the gifts they gave each other had to be handmade. He decided to make his dad a fancy jukebox with some classic tunes inside. This isn’t a jukebox like you’d see in a ’50s diner mind you,…
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These Classic Nintendo Consoles Play Thousands of Arcade and Other Systems’ Games

These Classic Nintendo Consoles Play Thousands of Arcade and Other Systems’ Games
Do you love to play classic arcade games? Don’t have the space for a big arcade cabinet, or the time to futz about installing and configuring emulators along with all of their convoluted config files? Then check out NewAgeRetro, who makes cool Raspberry Pi-based game emulator systems, built into 3D-printed…

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere
For those of you who have been following Technabob over the years, you know I love classic arcade games. I’ve even go so far as to have a custom-fabricated “Basement Invaders” arcade machine built for my man cave. But as awesome as that is, sometimes it would be nice to…

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers
If you’re a fan of classic computer systems from the 1980s, then check this out. These custom-made cases let you build a working Raspberry Pi computer system that looks like a mini version of iconic retro systems. RetroPiCases makes miniature cases based on the Commodore 64, VIC-20, Amiga 500, BBC…

Learn Robotics by Building an Autonomous Car

Learn Robotics by Building an Autonomous Car
Hands-on experience makes learning fun and more effective. And that's what you'll get with SunFounder PiCar-S Raspberry Pi Kits.

mintyPi: Handheld Gaming Inside Altoid Tins

mintyPi: Handheld Gaming Inside Altoid Tins
Portable DIY gaming units have been popular for a long time, and with the launch of the tiny, wireless-capable Raspberry Pi Zero W, it seems like a great time to get back to making these small handhelds. Warner Skoch revisited this concept with the mintyPi 2.0, a gaming device in…

Zelda Fan Controls His House With an Ocarina

Zelda Fan Controls His House With an Ocarina
Are you a Legend of Zelda fan? Nah. You thought you were, but you haven’t seen Allen Pan’s crib yet. His entire house is ocarina-powered. That’s a true Zelda fan. Your countless hours of devotion suddenly mean nothing. Allen built a Raspberry Pi-based system that can recognize several tunes from…

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge

Pi Cart Crams a Retro Gaming Emulator Inside the Carcass of a NES Cartridge
I have very vivid memories of schlepping around the local Target store back in the ’80s and coming across the Nintendo Entertainment System display with the robot that moved the spinning thingies around to open doors in some lame ass game on the screen. I thought it was awesome and…

This Hamster-Powered Machine Draws Pictures of Hamsters

This Hamster-Powered Machine Draws Pictures of Hamsters
Hamsters would be great at powering machines since they can run forever on those hamster wheel things. Forget nuclear or solar power. In the future, everything will be powered by these chubby little furballs with limitless energy. This hamster-powered machine that actually draws pictures of hamsters is just the beginning.…

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It may not look like much, but it’s actually a physical representation of Charles’ love…

AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi: Emulate Developers

AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi: Emulate Developers
The Game Creators’ AppGameKit is an affordable cross-platform development software that lets you make games and other programs for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Now the company is lowering the barrier to software development even further with the free AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi. AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi lets you…

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs believes he’s come up with a much simpler alternative. Arsenijs’ calls his invention as…

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX
We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into a case that’s roughly the size of a Nintendo DS. It also has three USB ports, an Ethernet port and a…

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero
Another day, another Raspberry Pi retro emulator in a Game Boy case. But Redditor wermy426’s Game Boy Zero deserves its own post because it has a couple of neat features. The main one is that he loads software on the Pi by inserting a cartridge, just as you would load…

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny board made the project cheaper, but no less complex. Bentika used a 3.5″ 320×240…
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