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Tag: Raspberry Pi

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.

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.

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam
The Raspberry Pi and the animated .gif – two of the Internet’s favorite things come together in Otto, a quirky still and video camera. Powered by the Raspberry Pi Compute, Otto has a variety of features, foremost of which is the ability to make .gifs.

LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible

LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible
Last year we featured Dexter Industries’ Bookreader, a device mostly made of LEGO and a Raspberry Pi that can read text from a Nexus 7 tablet. It seems like the contraption was a hit, but people kept telling the company to make one that can read actual books on its own.

Mr. Beam Portable Laser Cutter & Engraver: Lighthearted

Mr. Beam Portable Laser Cutter & Engraver: Lighthearted
We featured a small and portable CNC mill a few days ago. Here’s another device that will let you take your workshop where you go. A German-based company called Mr. Beam Lasers is raising funds on Kickstarter for its eponymous product.

Raspberry Pi Gets Apple II Case: Apple Pi

Raspberry Pi Gets Apple II Case: Apple Pi
If you haven’t already spent your money on that Raspberry Pi computer case that looks like a NES, your decision just got that much harder. You see, you can now make your Raspberry Pi look just like a tiny Apple II computer.

Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay

Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay
A couple of years ago we featured the Decelerator, a helmet that allowed its wearer to see in slow motion. To (erroneously) promote its fiber optic Internet service, Swedish company UmeNet used an Oculus Rift to induce lag in real life.

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NES Case: NinTastic

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NES Case: NinTastic
Out of all computers, the Raspberry Pi is most ripe for case mods because it’s tiny and doesn’t come with a case in the first place. We’ve seen a functional and a decorative case for the Linux computer.

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Raspberry Case: Fruit of the Loom

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Raspberry Case: Fruit of the Loom
We’ve seen pies with fruit inside. Instructables member Rick Winscot created a fruit with a whole Pi inside. Rick designed and printed a case for the Raspberry Pi that looks just like the Raspberry Pi Foundation logo.

The Avengers Tesseract Case Replica Doubles as Media Player: Infinite Amusement

The Avengers Tesseract Case Replica Doubles as Media Player: Infinite Amusement
Dustin Evans’ Tesseract case replica may not have the power to destroy worlds or foretell the future, but it can open portals to other realms. Aside from a glowing cube, the case also has a 7″ LCD monitor and a Raspberry Pi running the popular media player XBMC through Raspbian.

Kegerator with Facial Recognition Knows Who Drank How Much, Because You Certainly Won’t

Kegerator with Facial Recognition Knows Who Drank How Much, Because You Certainly Won’t
Phil Harlow wanted an easy way for him and his roommates to split the bill for their kegerator’s beer keg refills. So they all decided that he’ll just pay for it. Just kidding. Phil is working on a facial recognition system for their kegerator that will keep a tab for them.

Raspberry Pi Bullet Time Rig: Frozen Pi

Raspberry Pi Bullet Time Rig: Frozen Pi
The folks at PiFace – makers of hardware interfaces for the Raspberry Pi – wanted to make a camera rig that could create the bullet time effect popularized by The Matrix, but they didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on cameras.

Dad Builds Kid Awesome Mission Control Desk

Dad Builds Kid Awesome Mission Control Desk
Jeff Highsmith is an amazing dad. The proof is right here. He built this awesome Mission Control desk for his oldest son. His kid needed his own desk so he could do his homework, so he used MDF (medium-density fiberboard) to construct a basic desk.

PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution

PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution
I was going to talk about a pixel art LED display that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter when I remembered that I already saw something much better: Al Linke’s PIXEL. It turns out he’s also raising funds on Kickstarter for PIXEL V2, an improved version of his display.

Intercom Personal Assistant Hack Turns the Raspberry Pi into a Secretary

Intercom Personal Assistant Hack Turns the Raspberry Pi into a Secretary
Instructables member janw uses an old Televox intercom to call his assistant. But here’s the thing: the intercom is his assistant. He calls her Raspberri, and she’s just a few rads shy of being a Fallout character.

Limelight Pi Lets You Stream PC Games to a Raspberry Pi: Streaming Pi of Shield

Limelight Pi Lets You Stream PC Games to a Raspberry Pi: Streaming Pi of Shield
We already saw a very cheap way to emulate the NVIDIA Shield’s game streaming function using a smartphone and VNC. But if you want an even cheaper way – assuming you don’t already have a smartphone – check out Limelight Pi, an open source program that lets you stream Steam games to a Raspberry Pi.