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RPi Roundup – 7th November 2014

Garden

Here’s a great video from Carrie Anne Philbin on her YouTube channel the Geek Gurl Diaries. In this, she uses the Pi, a Pibrella, some motors and bits and pieces, together with a Python script, to create a ‘digital garden’. It’s a nice proof-of-concept and should be easily extendible when you reproduce it. Should make for a nice Christmas project for families. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fs7y7gZIag&w=600

Hatching

Wellington, New Zealand resident Warren was asked to record the hatching of an endangered species: the tuatara. The tuatara is a reptile that is rapidly dying out thanks to some stowaway rats from the 17th Century. So, he used a PiNoIR camera, a macro lens and a custom case to set-up a time-lapse of the process. You can see the results of his endeavour in the video below and you can read more about the project on his blog here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ar4hG8b534&w=600

Retro

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This Instructable tells you how to modify an old Gameboy with a Pi. Tim G has used a Raspberry Pi Model A and various other, fairly cheap, components in this tutorial which should be possible to replicate if you can get hold of an old handheld. I’ve got one and I think I’ll give this a try (my previous attempt failed).See the Instructable here.



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