Pico Unicorn Pack review

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ll also need to flash Pico with Pimoroni’s custom MicroPython UF2 firmware. This includes the MicroPython module for the Pico Unicorn, which you can import at the top of your programs. While not as sophisticated as the Python one for Pimoroni’s Unicorn HATs for Raspberry Pi computers, it does enable you to set individual pixels…… Continue reading Pico Unicorn Pack review

GroundBIRD telescope

Reading Time: 4 minutes “The telescope is designed to achieve the highest sensitivity for wide sky observation, with a continuous high rotation speed of 120°/s to suppress atmospheric fluctuations,”  explains Mike Peel, part of a team of astronomers from Japan, Korea, Spain, and The Netherlands who developed and work on the GroundBIRD project. Achieving precise observations with the telescope…… Continue reading GroundBIRD telescope

Introducing Raspberry Pi Pico W in The MagPi magazine issue #119

Reading Time: 2 minutes Raspberry Pi Pico W Pico W brings a whole new element to Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 development platform. Our in-depth feature covers the specifications in detail, and shows you how to set up Raspberry Pi Pico W with the new firmware, and connect to your local network. Plus we chat to the hardware and software engineers…… Continue reading Introducing Raspberry Pi Pico W in The MagPi magazine issue #119

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StackyPi review: An RP2040 microcontroller compatible with standard HATs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Other features include a standard micro-USB port (for 5 V power or connecting to a computer), two tiny push-buttons (including a handy reset), an on-board status LED, and six debug pins. Plug and play? That standard 40-pin GPIO header means you can connect any standard Raspberry Pi HAT, pHAT, or other compatible add-on board. The downside…… Continue reading StackyPi review: An RP2040 microcontroller compatible with standard HATs

Incredible camera projects

Reading Time: 3 minutes Toy camera The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera can be used with the CS mount and lenses, but it’s not the only option. As maker Volzo explains, S-mount lenses (ideal for machine vision and infra-red photography) can also be used, which is what he chose for this Raspberry Pi Zero build designed to add zany…… Continue reading Incredible camera projects

Kitronik Air Quality Datalogging Board for Pico review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Then there’s a host of input and output options, including three analogue inputs (connected to Pico’s ADC channels) for connecting external sensors, a ZIP socket to add more LEDs, a three-pin servo connector, and two high-power outputs (screw terminals) with a max draw of 1 A. In addition, there are solder pads for 3V3 power, GND,…… Continue reading Kitronik Air Quality Datalogging Board for Pico review

AI Weather Station: Machine learning how to forecast the weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s built like a regular home weather station, with sensors that can track local conditions. Combining those with the ozone concentration and online data in the training model adds that extra sauce to the project. Arduino and Raspberry Pi Data is fed to Raspberry Pi from an Arduino Nano 33 BLE for analysis.“I decided to…… Continue reading AI Weather Station: Machine learning how to forecast the weather

Vectrex Mini: shrunken vintage games console

Reading Time: 3 minutes Anyone now wanting to get their hands on a Vectrex will find themselves hugely challenged, because this unique games system is extremely rare. With that in mind, Aussie retro gamer Brendan Meharry decided to fashion his own version of this classic console, investing some six months of his spare time into the project in the…… Continue reading Vectrex Mini: shrunken vintage games console

Margit The Fell Omen Reacts To Elden Ring Tweets

Reading Time: < 1 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPYW31c05xA Anthony Howell, the voice of Margit/Margott, sits down to read Tweets about Elden Ring. Margit The Fell Omen Reacts To Elden Ring Tweets Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/153517

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Szerafin MM5D Mushroom Farm

Reading Time: 3 minutes “The aim is to ensure the automatic operation of mushroom growing sites, so the characteristics of the growing environment can be monitored and modified remotely,” says Zsolt. “Devices must operate continuously and reliably in a humid environment without user intervention.” Remote management without smart controller devices such as relays and timers is impossible. “These operations…… Continue reading Szerafin MM5D Mushroom Farm

Kevin McAleer interview: master of robotics

Reading Time: 3 minutes “I’ve always been into making things as far back as I remember,” Kevin tells us. “From making things with cereal boxes (the best source of robust and available cardboard) to creating robots and futuristic worlds in Lego, at age eight! There was probably a gap of about 30 years before I got back into making…… Continue reading Kevin McAleer interview: master of robotics

Synch.Live: digital art project

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hillary explains that emergence can mean many things: “capturing the creation of galaxies, intelligent behaviour in ant colonies, economics, ecosystems, and conscious brains.” The use of it in this context is brand new. Idea emerging How does one go about creating such a system? “Functionally, the system needed to extract position and movement information, feed…… Continue reading Synch.Live: digital art project

Everybody needs a hobby(ist)

Reading Time: 2 minutes He has a stone dragon gargoyle on his roof and a train layout, for which he built several landmark buildings from scratch. In his younger days, he inspected and reported on nuclear power stations and MOD nuclear installations, a very important job that required extreme focus to keep his nation safe. These power stations are handy,…… Continue reading Everybody needs a hobby(ist)

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