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Raspberry Pi Roundup — Robotics

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a retro gaming IKEA table, a Santa Detector and a tea-making robot

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a retro gaming IKEA table, a Santa Detector and a tea-making robot

IKEA Retro Matt Hawkins has taken a reclaimed IKEA Gulliver table, added an old VGA monitor and loads of arcade buttons and created himself a Raspberry Pi-powered arcade console. He’s written the whole thing up over on his blog, Raspberry Pi Spy, including a list of materials and construction method and you can read more there. See a video of the build below: Santa Detector Dr Adrian Rosebrock has written several tutorials on deep learning with Python image searches. Well, now he’s used a Raspberry Pi and deep-learning system Keras to develop a video stream detector that alerts you when Santa Claus enters...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a robotic spider, a rain sensor system and Christmas resources

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a robotic spider, a rain sensor system and Christmas resources

Spider Computer engineering student Shoyu has created a four-legged insect robot which uses a Raspberry Pi 3 and an IO Expander Board to control the servos. He’s added a Camera Module and then created a control interface that can be used from a mobile phone. He’s written the whole lot up as an Instructable and you can see that here. See it in action below: Rain Alex Eames, over at RasPi.TV has been experimenting with a rain sensor. He’s figured out how to use the digital-out of a breakout board to trigger a buzzing alert when water is detected. By tuning the breakout with a...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a new magazine from Raspberry Pi and an old Claw machine brought back to life

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a new magazine from Raspberry Pi and an old Claw machine brought back to life

HackSpace Magazine Raspberry Pi Press (an arm of Raspberry Pi Trading) has just announced the launch of their new monthly magazine: HackSpace. In summary: HackSpace is the new monthly magazine for people who love to make things and those who want to learn. HackSpace is to be filled with projects for makers of all skill levels and the first issue includes articles on giving food a smokey flavour, make-it-yourself handheld consoles, a DIY trebuchet project and a feature on popular maker Becky Stern. The first issue will be available from 23rd November and, excitingly, it is available for free on pre-order until 17th November. Go to...

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Raspberry PI Roundup - a Braille machine, a new issue of The MagPi and a Hackspace in search of help!

Raspberry PI Roundup - a Braille machine, a new issue of The MagPi and a Hackspace in search of help!

Braille Joe Birch‘s family is predisposed to failing eyesight. As a result, he decided to build the BrailleBox – a motorised Braille creation device which reads in online news stories and converts them into patterns for the blind. Solenoids were used to project upwards small wooden balls into the patterns which represent letters. The software end uses AndroidThings. The main script runs on start-up and a button press is detected which triggers the retrieval of a news item and the automatic translation. You can see it in action below: Arcade MagPi A new issue of The MagPi is out and features an Arcade...

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Raspberry Pi Roundup - a dialect-hearing vending machine, a new Pioneers challenge and a Nerf-firing robot

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a dialect-hearing vending machine, a new Pioneers challenge and a Nerf-firing robot

Coca-Cola Dialect Machine A team from Isobar, representing Coca-Cola Sweden, have hit on a cool idea to get people to experiment with Swedish dialects and it uses a Raspberry Pi. The Dialekt-o-maten is situated on a busy high street in Stockholm and challenges visitors to pronounce words in obscure Swedish dialects of which, being a very long country, there are several. If the pronunciation was correct, visitors were rewarded with a Coca-Cola bottle of their choice. The team had to experiment with different filters to block out the noise from surrounding traffic and other people just passing by. The system was originally created on...

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