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Raspberry Pi Roundup - Aliens motion tracker, Wheel of Fortune and a Calendar Clock

Raspberry Pi Roundup - Aliens motion tracker, Wheel of Fortune and a Calendar Clock

"It's the only way to be sure" Richard Martin has taken a Hama slide viewer, a small screen and a Raspberry Pi, together with some power and audio circuitry, and created this brilliant Aliens-style movie prop. It allows you to sweep back and forth with a corresponding movement of the display (thanks to a compass sensor) and gives out readings of movement with the dread-inducing sound effect from the film. You can see it in action below and see his code on Github. It was based on this tutorial from Virtual Frontiers. Wheel of Fortune Simon Bugler has taken a Raspberry Pi,...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - create a Pi-based wifi hotspot, an Amazon Echo Show-alike and read the latest issue of HackSpace

Raspberry Pi Roundup - create a Pi-based wifi hotspot, an Amazon Echo Show-alike and read the latest issue of HackSpace

HotSpot Roboberry, over at Raspberry Connect, has documented a way to automatically create a wifi hotspot on your Pi if your wifi connection to your router fails, or if there is no router to connect to. This is a great idea because it means you can connect to your Pi ‘on the road’ without worrying about needing to pre-set wifi credentials. Take a look here if this is what you’ve always wanted! Be warned! It’s extensive, and technical, but it has recently been updated to work with Raspbian Stretch. Obviously, this is ideal for Pi 3 or Pi Zero W owners, but...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - build your own VR goggles, hack a Chinese digger and give your wedding some Pi sparkle!

Raspberry Pi Roundup - build your own VR goggles, hack a Chinese digger and give your wedding some Pi sparkle!

VR goggles Caleb has put together this lovely hack which involves a Raspberry Pi Zero, an accelerometer breakout board, a 5″ TFT screen, some cables and a shedload of cardboard. It all comes together as a pair of VR goggles and uses the p3d library on the Pi to display a 3D image. Read how to do it yourself here. Digger Australian John Graves has a 5-year old son who loves to play with construction toys. So, John has taken a Dark Water 640 motor controller board, which allowed him to control all 6 motors on a Digger Toy at once, and a Raspberry Pi Zero...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a facial recognition timer, a clock/temperature monitor and a DIY 3D scanner

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a facial recognition timer, a clock/temperature monitor and a DIY 3D scanner

Facial Recognition dekuNukem has created a great system for keeping track of how long you spend playing games working hard in front of your computer screen. He’s taken a Pi camera module, which is focused on the computer user and a Raspberry Pi which compares the image coming from the camera with a still of your face that you’ve previously taken. The Pi then records a counter of how long you’ve been sitting there over the past day and week. He’s added an OLED to show the counters on a piece of prototyping board. The system is called FacePunch – because you’re...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a portable trail camera, an e-ink status display and an animal habitat monitor

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a portable trail camera, an e-ink status display and an animal habitat monitor

Portable Trail Camera Gary has taken a Raspberry Pi 2, a Pi NoIR Camera and an Infrared LED light source and created a portable ‘trail camera’. A 12V power source provides the necessary juice for the LEDs and a PiBorg BattBorg steps the 12V down to 5V for the Raspberry Pi. There’s a bit of circuitry on a proto board to add buttons and LED indicators and the UI is shown on a small Adafruit TFT screen. You can read how he did it over on his blog. MQTT Status IoT enthusiast James Sutton has created this lovely e-ink status display using a Raspberry Pi Zero and...

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