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Raspberry Pi Roundup - 1st July 2016

Pi Zero Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi Roundup

July? How did it get to July?!

OBD-II car read-out

Ben Walters had a wish to add a dashboard read-out of his car’s OBD-II data. He took a Raspberry Pi and various other components, including a UPS HAT to provide backup power, and wired it into his car. The readout was a 16×2 LCD display that pokes out from the dashboard. You can read how he did it here.

Game Boy Zero

Wermy, who created the Game Boy Zero, has been blogging a how-to guide that shows you how to create your very own device using an old Game Boy and various parts. He has now finished the guide and you can read part 6 here. This has been a mammoth task for Wermy and it’s shown quite clearly the kind of project that the Zero is brilliant for – where you absolutely need to squeeze in loads of stuff into a small place!


Russell Grokett has taken a Raspberry Pi and fed in data from the USGS (United States Geological Survey). He has then put a box around the Pi and added an LCD screen and some motors. When an earthquake is detected, the LCD displays information about the quake and the box buzzes/rattles in relation to the magnitude of the disturbance. It’s a lovely project and he’s written the whole thing up here. All the code is available here for you to create your very own earthquake monitor.

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