Robotic waiter learning to serve drinks

Reading Time: 2 minutes The maker of this robotic waiter had almost all of the parts for this project just sat around collecting dust on a shelf. We’re delighted they decided to take the time to pick up the few extra bits they needed online, then take the extra hour (just an hour?!) to write a program in Python…… Robotic waiter learning to serve drinks weiterlesen

Raspberry Pi makes your retro analogue camera digital

Reading Time: 3 minutes Befinitiv has built a custom film cartridge, using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, that turned their gorgeous old analogue camera into a digital one, and enabled it to take digital photos, videos, and even wirelessly live stream to the Internet. A quick, simple build video for a smooth-running project The analogue camera they used in…… Raspberry Pi makes your retro analogue camera digital weiterlesen

Translate dog barks with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes I speak English. Super well. And I can read the rough, overall vibe of writing in French. I can also order beer and taxis in Spanish. Alas, my dog can do none of these things, and we are left in communication limbo. I try asking them (in English) why they’re so mean to that one…… Translate dog barks with Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

Raspberry Pi Zero makes a xylophone play itself

Reading Time: 3 minutes When maker Stéphane (aka HalStar) set about building this self-playing xylophone, their goal was to learn more about robotics, and to get hands-on with some mechanical parts they had never used before, in this case solenoids. They also wanted to experiment with Raspberry Pi to build something that reflected their love of music. This automated…… Raspberry Pi Zero makes a xylophone play itself weiterlesen

Raspberry Pi Zero W turns iPod Classic into Spotify music player

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recreating Apple’s iconic iPod Classic as a Spotify player may seem like sacrilege but it works surprisingly well, finds Rosie Hattersley. Check out the latest issue of The MagPi magazine (pg 8 – 12) for a tutorial to follow if you’d like to create your own. Replacement Raspberry Pi parts laying inside an empty iPod…… Raspberry Pi Zero W turns iPod Classic into Spotify music player weiterlesen

Low-cost Raspberry Pi Zero endoscope camera

Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers at the University of Cape Town set about developing an affordable wireless endoscope camera to rival expensive, less agile options. Endoscopic cameras are used to look at organs inside your body. A long, thin, flexible tube with a light at the end is fed down your throat (for example), and an inside view of…… Low-cost Raspberry Pi Zero endoscope camera weiterlesen

Remotely monitor freezer temperatures with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Elizabeth from Git Tech’d has shown us how to monitor freezers and fridges remotely with a temperature sensor and Raspberry Pi. A real-time temperature monitor dashboard lets you keep an eye on things, and text message alerts can be set up to let you know when the temperature is rising. The idea came about after…… Remotely monitor freezer temperatures with Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

Wes’s wonderful Minecraft user notification display

Reading Time: 3 minutes This Minecraft sign uses a Raspberry Pi to notify you when, and how many of, your friends are logged into your dedicated Minecraft server. Let’s start by pointing out how wonderfully nostalgic many of Wes ‘Geeksmithing’ Swain’s projects are. From his Raspberry Pi–housing cement Thwomp that plays his favourite Mario games to The NES Project,…… Wes’s wonderful Minecraft user notification display weiterlesen

These loo rolls formed a choir

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have all of y’all been hoarding toilet roll over recent weeks in an inexplicable response to the global pandemic, or is that just a quirk here in the UK? Well, the most inventive use of the essential household item we’ve ever seen is this musical project by Max Björverud. Ahh, the dulcet tones of wall-mounted…… These loo rolls formed a choir weiterlesen

Track your cat’s activity with a homemade speedometer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Firstly, hamster wheels for cats are (still) a thing. Secondly, Bengal cats run far. And Shawn Nunley on reddit is the latest to hit on this solution for kitty exercise and bonus cat stats. Here is the wheel itself. That part was shop-bought. (Apparently it’s a ZiggyDoo Ferris Cat Wheel.) Smol kitty in big wheel…… Track your cat’s activity with a homemade speedometer weiterlesen

Create your own home office work status light with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re working from home and you have children, you’re probably finding it all pretty demanding at the moment. Spreadsheets and multiple tabs and concentrating aren’t nearly so manageable without the dedicated workspace you have at the office and with, instead, small people vying relentlessly for your attention. And that’s not to mention the horror…… Create your own home office work status light with Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

Resurrecting a vintage microwave sensor with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s one of those lovely “old tech new spec” projects, courtesy of hackster.io pro Martin Mander. After finding a vintage Apollo microwave detector at a car boot sale, and realising the display hole in the top was roughly the same size as a small Adafruit screen, he saw the potential to breath new life into…… Resurrecting a vintage microwave sensor with Raspberry Pi weiterlesen

Stay busy in your Vault with a Raspberry Pi Zero Pipboy

Reading Time: 2 minutes While being holed up in the Vaults living off our stash of Nuke cola, we’ve come across this mammoth junk-build project, which uses Raspberry Pi Zero W to power a working Pipboy. Pipboy scrap build No Description UK-based JustBuilding went full Robert House and, over several months, built the device’s body by welding together scrap…… Stay busy in your Vault with a Raspberry Pi Zero Pipboy weiterlesen

Building a split mechanical keyboard with a Raspberry Pi Zero controller

Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking to build their own ergonomic mechanical split keyboard, Gosse Adema turned to the Raspberry Pi Zero W for help. So long, dear friend Gosse has been happily using a Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard for years. You know the sort, they look like this: Twenty years down the line, the keyboard has seen better days…… Building a split mechanical keyboard with a Raspberry Pi Zero controller weiterlesen

Make a hamster feeder with Raspberry Pi Zero

Reading Time: < 1 minutes People make marvellous things for their pets with Raspberry Pi. Here’s a splendid hamster feeder tutorial from Christopher Barnatt of Explaining Computers, just perfect if you’re after a small project for this weekend. Raspberry Pi Zero Hamster Feeder Raspberry Pi servo-controlled pet feeder, using a Raspberry Pi Zero and two SG90 servo motors. This project…… Make a hamster feeder with Raspberry Pi Zero weiterlesen

Build a Raspberry Pi Zero W Amazon price tracker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever missed out on a great deal on Amazon because you were completely unaware it existed? Are you interested in a specific item but waiting for it to go on sale? Here’s help: Devscover’s latest video shows you how to create an Amazon price tracker using Raspberry Pi Zero W and Python. Build…… Build a Raspberry Pi Zero W Amazon price tracker weiterlesen

Cats and lasers and (Raspberry) Pi, OH MY!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Keeping a modern cat entertained requires something more high-tech than a ball of yarn. The MagPi’s Phil King wonders if this is a purr-fect project… WARNING! LASER EYE! Don’t look into a laser beam, and don’t point a laser beam at a somebody’s head. For more on things you SHOULDN’T do with a laser, visit…… Cats and lasers and (Raspberry) Pi, OH MY! weiterlesen

Protect your veggies from hail with a Raspberry Pi Zero W

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tired of losing vegetable crops to frequent summertime hail storms, Nick Rogness decided to build something to protect them. And the result is brilliant! Digital Garden with hail protection Tired of getting your garden destroyed by hail storms? I was, so I did something about it…maker style! “I live in a part of the country…… Protect your veggies from hail with a Raspberry Pi Zero W weiterlesen

IoT ugly Christmas sweaters

Reading Time: < 1 minutes If there’s one thing we Brits love, it’s an ugly Christmas sweater. Jim Bennett, a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, has taken his ugly sweater game to the next level by adding IoT-controlled, Twitter-connected LEDs thanks to a Raspberry Pi Zero. IoT is Fun for Everyone! (Ugly Sweater Edition) An Ugly Sweater is great-but what’s…… IoT ugly Christmas sweaters weiterlesen

Listen to World War II radio recordings with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Reading Time: 9 minutes With the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings very much in the news this year, Adam Clark found himself interested in all things relating to that era. So it wasn’t long before he found himself on the Internet Archive listening to some of the amazing recordings of radio broadcasts from that time. In this month’s HackSpace…… Listen to World War II radio recordings with a Raspberry Pi Zero weiterlesen

We love a good pen plotter

Reading Time: 2 minutes BrachioGraph touts itself as the cheapest, simplest possible pen plotter, so, obviously, we were keen to find out more. Because, if there’s one thing we like about our community, it’s your ability to recreate large, expensive pieces of tech with a few cheap components and, of course, a Raspberry Pi. So, does BrachioGraph have what it…… We love a good pen plotter weiterlesen

Estefannie’s Jurassic Park goggles

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we invited Estefannie Explains It All to present at Coolest Projects International, she decided to make something cool with a Raspberry Pi to bring along. But being Estefannie, she didn’t just make something a little bit cool. She went ahead and made Raspberry Pi Zero-powered Jurassic Park goggles, or, as she calls them, the…… Estefannie’s Jurassic Park goggles weiterlesen