Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Star Wars Alexa bot, using the Skywriter and Unicorn together and a big Pi Wars announcement!

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Star Wars Alexa bot, using the Skywriter and Unicorn together and a big Pi Wars announcement!

Michael Horne
Star Wars / Alexa For those of you who don’t follow cinema avidly, I should first of all say: There’s a new Star Wars movie out. This one’s call...
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

Michael Horne
"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 aud...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Sonic Pi-controlled glockenspiel, a fleet monitoring device and a satellite station model

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Sonic Pi-controlled glockenspiel, a fleet monitoring device and a satellite station model

Michael Horne
Glockenspiel Robin Newman has taken a 30-year old glockenspiel, some solenoids, a RasPiO ProHAT and a custom circuit and hooked it up to a Raspb...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Doctor Who rescue mission, image recognition, steam whistles and a weather station

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Doctor Who rescue mission, image recognition, steam whistles and a weather station

Michael Horne
K9 Rescue Gary Taylor from Dundee’s Abertay University found an original, but water-damaged, K9 BBC TV prop in his University’s lab and, because...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Pi-powered plotter, an Ivory Coast project and a bomb-disposal unit in the making

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Pi-powered plotter, an Ivory Coast project and a bomb-disposal unit in the making

Michael Horne
Polar Plotter John Proudlock has used a Raspberry Pi to control a vertically-mounted plotter that creates stunning artwork. Called InkyLines, th...
The Alpha Boards Have Arrived

The Alpha Boards Have Arrived

The Pi Hut
Alpha Boards arrived with Eben today and both Linux, network and SD Card access where all working! Here's a video of Eben talking about the board a...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a talking book, a blink-detecting camera and a multi-line hack for the Inky pHAT

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a talking book, a blink-detecting camera and a multi-line hack for the Inky pHAT

Michael Horne
Talkback Dan Aldred runs a Raspberry Pi club and asked the kids what they wanted to create. They replied that they wanted to make a book that ta...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a dual-sensor theremin, a sparkly pHAT and a bee counting Pi

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a dual-sensor theremin, a sparkly pHAT and a bee counting Pi

Michael Horne
Theremin Robin Newman, who is an expert with Sonic Pi, has created a lovely theremin-like musical instrument using a Raspberry Pi. He has wired ...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a joke vomiting machine, a coughing planter and a Magic: the Gathering card sorter

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a joke vomiting machine, a coughing planter and a Magic: the Gathering card sorter

Michael Horne
Joke Vomit One enterprising programmer has created a Raspberry Pi script that generates random comic strip jokes. They’ve then adapted the scrip...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a bendy lamp projector, a Pi-powered ISA card and an FTP server tutorial

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a bendy lamp projector, a Pi-powered ISA card and an FTP server tutorial

Michael Horne
Bendy Lamp Nord Projects Lantern “transforms any surface into an ambient, smart interface.”  It uses the Android Things OS and scripts written b...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a new issue of the MagPi, an upgrade to Etcher and a multi-touch skin device

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a new issue of the MagPi, an upgrade to Etcher and a multi-touch skin device

Michael Horne
MagPi #69 The new issue of The MagPi is out with plenty of features to read and makes to replicate. The main feature is on bringing Pi power to ...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Pi-powered Polaroid, Ghost Chess and a pi-topOS update

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a Pi-powered Polaroid, Ghost Chess and a pi-topOS update

Michael Horne
Polaroid A crafty maker called Mitxela has taken an old Polaroid camera and converted it to use a Raspberry Pi Zero and a thermal printer. The b...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - Pi Wars weekend, a Re-speaker pHAT tutorial, information about Pi 3B+ power management and a touch keyboard for Sonic Pi

Raspberry Pi Roundup - Pi Wars weekend, a Re-speaker pHAT tutorial, information about Pi 3B+ power management and a touch keyboard for Sonic Pi

Michael Horne
Pi Wars this weekend! It's Pi Wars weekend this Saturday and Sunday in Cambridge! Come and watch Raspberry Pi-powered robots tackle the 7 challe...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - a cosmic dart board, an out-of-this-world activity board and a virtual friend

Raspberry Pi Roundup - a cosmic dart board, an out-of-this-world activity board and a virtual friend

Michael Horne
Darts An Imgur user and his brother have built a dartboard scorer surround and inside is buried a Raspberry Pi. Button presses to keep track of ...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - two personal portable makes and a new issue of the MagPi

Raspberry Pi Roundup - two personal portable makes and a new issue of the MagPi

Michael Horne
palmPi Over on Raspberry Pi Pod, I've blogged about a recent 'make' in which I embedded a Raspberry Pi Zero W into a handheld plastic enclosure ...
Raspberry Pi Roundup - an artificial fish, a thermostat and a device to wake up teenagers

Raspberry Pi Roundup - an artificial fish, a thermostat and a device to wake up teenagers

Michael Horne
Fish! There are many sea-borne creatures that are notoriously difficult to film and photograph. To solve this problem, researchers at MIT have dev...