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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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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a streaming gaming machine, a way to watch live TV on your Pi and a guide to digital making

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a streaming gaming machine, a way to watch live TV on your Pi and a guide to digital making

Streaming Gaming Machine Drew Wallace wanted a handheld gaming device that could stream games from a gaming PC, but that was totally portable. For this, he’s used a Raspberry Pi loaded with streaming software Parsec and added a Pi touchscreen, LiPo battery and an Adafruit Powerboost 1000C. Onto the sides, he added the Switch’s split JoyCon controllers and then surrounded everything with two 3D printed case parts. You can read a complete breakdown of what to do to create your own on GitHub and see more photos of the finished console here. See a video of it in action below:   Live TV Giles Booth decided to...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - use Philips Hue lights from Python, build a hexapod, making gates 'smart'

Raspberry Pi Roundup - use Philips Hue lights from Python, build a hexapod, making gates 'smart'

Philips Hue with Python Tim Richardson has been experimenting with the Philips Hue range of connected lights. He’s got a set out in his shed Cabin and he wanted them to be controlled remotely from another Raspberry Pi (primarily so that people in the main house could ‘call him in’). He struck upon the idea of using a Pimoroni Touch pHat in the main house so that different colours were triggered in the Cabin when the buttons were pressed. This gives granularity over how urgent the ‘call’ is. He’s used and adapted the phue library and developed some custom scripts. All the instructions, and the code, are available on Github....

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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 with a collect the dots game, new remote control software and a green-screen project

Raspberry Pi Roundup with a collect the dots game, new remote control software and a green-screen project

Collect the dots! Albert Hickey is a big fan of using the SenseHAT on the Raspberry Pi and also of using Scratch, the visual programming language. So, he decided to use both with this simple game. You’re presented with a blue dot (which is you) and a red dot. By using either the SenseHAT joystick or the keyboard, you must ‘collect’ the red dot, at which point another red dot is spawned and on you go. The dots are shown on-screen as well as on the SenseHAT. The code is on GitHub or you can play it online without the SenseHAT by visiting...

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