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Tag: Raspberry Pi

Cassette Player Turned Into Spotify Media Server with Raspberry Pi: SpotiPi

Cassette Player Turned Into Spotify Media Server with Raspberry Pi: SpotiPi
Earlier this year we saw a couple of vintage radios that were turned into an Internet radio player using Raspberry Pi. Matt Brailsford’s cassette player Raspberry Pi mod is “only” a Spotify media server, but he makes up for it with an intuitive user interface. With the exception of the…

Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie

Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie
The Raspberry Pi has a camera module, but it will still take a lot of work before you can turn it into a user-friendly camera. Ben Heck and his colleague Felix showed us just how good they are at tinkering by making a compact point-and-shoot still camera out of a…
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3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top
Earlier this year we saw Bunnie and Xobs’ Novena, the (mostly) open source laptop. Here’s another hacker- and maker-oriented laptop, the Pi-Top. Launching on Kickstarter soon, Pi-Top will be based on the Raspberry Pi. Pi-Top is the brainchild of Ryan Dunwoody and Jesse Lozano. Owners will have the option to…

LEGO-Compatible Raspberry Pi Case: SmartiPi

LEGO-Compatible Raspberry Pi Case: SmartiPi
There are already lots of Raspberry Pi cases – we’ve even featured a few 3D printed decorative cases – but if you’re looking for something that’s affordable, durable and customizable check out Tom Murray’s SmartiPi. It will come with a LEGO-compatible 6×10 removable top plate. It’s also mountable with screws,…

DIY Motorized Omnidirectional Robot Couch: I’d Buy That for a Dollar!

DIY Motorized Omnidirectional Robot Couch: I’d Buy That for a Dollar!
We’ve seen a couch on wheels before, but this one made by Engineering students in University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia can drive in any direction and has a Raspberry Pi for a brain. Led by Steph McArthur and Will Andrew, the UNSW students built a custom steel chassis…

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac
Electronics shop Adafruit showed us how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a Game Boy emulator, complete with a Game Boy-like case. Now they’re using the affordable computer to make a device that looks and works like a classic Macintosh. Aside from its instantly recognizable chassis, Adafruit’s Mini Mac Pi…

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest
Network operations supervisor Ed Konowal spends a lot of time looking at graphs and other data on his monitors. To switch things up, Ed wanted to connect his job with something tangible, so he made a bandwidth gauge out of a 20th century steam pressure gauge. Ed wrote a Python…

Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too

Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too
We’ve featured many retro gaming devices based on the Raspberry Pi, but most of them are not for sale and can only be done by experienced makers. If you’d like your own Raspberry Pi-powered retro console, check out this promising Kickstarter. But don’t fund it quite yet. The simply named…

SnapPiCam Raspberry Pi Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Hits Kickstarter

SnapPiCam Raspberry Pi Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Hits Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a great place to find some really cool and unusual projects that probably would never get built without crowdfunding. One of the latest projects to turn up there is the SnapPiCam. This is a small digital camera that uses a Raspberry Pi developer board as its brains.…

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings
Earlier this year, we looked at a mission control desk that Jeff Highsmith made for his older son. But what’s a mission control center without a spaceship to manage? So a few months later, Jeff set out to build a small spaceship in his younger son’s bedroom. The result is…

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy
Last month we saw a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons used to make a portable console emulator based on the Raspberry Pi. Then we saw a similar system packed in a 3D printed case. Recently a man named John Hassl showed that it’s possible to make the same system…

RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up

RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up
In case you’re not familiar with Google’s Chromecast, it’s a small device that plugs into any display with an HDMI and a USB port to let you stream videos, apps and more from your laptop or mobile device to the display. Security consultant Dan “AltF4” Petro came up with a …

Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser

Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser
Sorry hipsters, but this radio is only authentic on the outside. Imgur member mxmln23 found two units of an old radio model on eBay and used them to make an Internet-connected music player. Mxmln23 was able to pull off the mod with the help of a Raspberry Pi and a…

3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to a 3D printer, Adafruit has a viable alternative called PiGRRL. The electronics shop made…

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Pocket: Pi-Pocket

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Pocket: Pi-Pocket
The Raspberry Pi is powerful enough to run a software emulator for classic consoles. We’ve seen it used to make a custom portable gaming system, a tiny arcade machine and even a gigantic Game Boy costume. Travis Brown aka XodusTech may have come up with the best take on the…

Joytone Joystick-based Musical Instrument: QCF#

Joytone Joystick-based Musical Instrument: QCF#
Most electronic musical instruments use knobs, buttons, pads or piano keys for input. For their senior design project at the University of Pennsylvania, Digital Media Design students Dave Sharples and David Glanzman set out to make a new instrument that was physical and expressive. The result is Joytone, a synthesizer …
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