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Raspberry Pi Roundup featuring a (very) blinky NTP clock, a wireless IP camera and a headless Pi tutorial

Raspberry Pi Roundup featuring a (very) blinky NTP clock, a wireless IP camera and a headless Pi tutorial

NTP Clock Alex Eames is currently running a Kickstarter to fund his latest project –RasPiO Inspiring. As part of the campaign (which is already funded!), he has shot a video of a project you can do with the driver board and an Inspiring LED circle. He’s placed the driver board on top of a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which gives him internet access, and then connected the driver board to the Inspiring circle. He’s then written some code that gets the current time from his Pi (which is correct, thanks to the wifi connectivity and a service called NTP) and then displays it...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a set of stairs lit by neopixels, a fundraiser for a special school and videos from the Pi Party!

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a set of stairs lit by neopixels, a fundraiser for a special school and videos from the Pi Party!

Neopixel Stairs CAS co-ordinator Lorraine Underwood wanted to add some bling to her staircase. So she turned to a strip of Neopixel-type LEDs and a Raspberry Pi Zero. She added a weather feed so that different parts of the staircase light up depending on the weather outside. To find out how she did it, and to see a complete list of parts that make up the project, visit her blog. School Fundraiser Teacher Hannah Mills from Peterborough-based Marshfields School is running a Just Giving campaign to raise £1000. The £1000 will be used to purchase pi-topCEEDs to be used in class and...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup with a Windows 98 watch, a couple of events in Berlin and an external antenna for the Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Roundup with a Windows 98 watch, a couple of events in Berlin and an external antenna for the Pi Zero W

Windows 98! Over at 314Reactor, one ingenious maker has taken a Raspberry Pi A+ and created his very own smart watch running Windows 98. He uses the emulation software QEMU to run the operating system, a small TFT screen to display it and a LiPo battery to power the whole thing. I’m not too sure about strapping a LiPo to my arm, though! It’s ingenious, although he does admit that it’s as slow as a very slow thing. Read how to do it yourself here. Berlin James Mitchell has announced the launch of Berlin’s very first Tech Jam, on 1st April. At the...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup featuring Pi-powered firecrackers, a celebration of 5 years of Pi and a new MagPi

Raspberry Pi Roundup featuring Pi-powered firecrackers, a celebration of 5 years of Pi and a new MagPi

Firecrackers! Dr Lucy Rogers has put together a great tutorial for those who like their projects smokin’! She’s taken a Raspberry Pi, some pieces of plastic tubing, some Neopixels, some speakers for the ‘cracking’ sound and an electronic cigarette and created some totally legal fake firecrackers. The total build cost is about £185, but she reckons there are some savings to be made. The whole thing is controlled with her favourite language, Node-RED and you can see the flow on GitHub. The full tutorial is available here and you can see a demo of it working below: Celebration Matt Timmons-Brown has cut together a...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - an enormous park art installation, a new operating system and a rugged Pi Zero-powered piano

Raspberry Pi Roundup - an enormous park art installation, a new operating system and a rugged Pi Zero-powered piano

Light Blade Sentinels In Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, twenty-four sentinels have appeared in a 2001-kind of way. They are called Light Blades and overlook the parks of the Wharf District. The lights inside the blades react to text messages sent to a specific number and it’s apparently quite a sight – a space the size of a city block changing colour to your request. This is a public art installation called Color Commons and it is the brainchild of New American Public Art (NAPA), a collection of six artists. The system works by using an SMS server which communicates to...

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