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Hey, I just created jaRaspberryPi.Blog to log my own experiments with the newly acquired toy that is getting so hot lately.  I think this cool little computer has a lot of potential. Cheers Anhtien ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   Abstract:  I recently acquired a Motorola Atrix Lapdock and tried to get it working with my RasPi.  Unfortunately, something was wrong with the micro HDMI cable, specifically some cheap HDMI cables do not implement the individual ground lines.  I came up with a temporary work-around.  I thought people might be interested in the combination of detective work and exploration that got me to the solution.  Also, some of the La ...
  The Raspberry Pi has been creating quite the stir within the engineering communities since the beginning of its production in February earlier this year. Once released, many projects began to appear over the internet from the eager hackers who managed to get their hands on one. They included: robots, a Lego housed super computer, and miniature travel computers, many built up for cars.  The latest hack comes from a developer by aaa801 who has ported the newly available Open webOS 1.0 ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   I previously wrote about adding a real-time clock and temperature sensor to the Raspberry Pi.  I've now added an Adafruit I2C 7-segment display to create a time & temperature display: Simon Monk conveniently ported Adafruit's Arduino library for the display to Python for the Pi as he covers in his blog post: Led Clock using Raspberry Pi.  His i2c7segment Python library is available on Google Code.  Simon describes the setup a ...
I have created a new blog devoted to covering my experiences interfacing the Raspberry Pi to various devices.    http://raspberrypihobbyist.blogspot.com/   While I am an experienced hobbyist and professional, the blog is targeted at the beginner to intermediate level hobbyist.  Since the Raspberry Pi is intended to inspire students to learn technology, I feel this is the best level to address.   My first project is to replace the aging PC based alarm and home automat ...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new Raspbian SD card image yesterday with some interesting new features including dynamic overclocking.  I had the July Raspbian image on an SD card which I already setup with everything I need to do a demo, so I didn't really want to have to startover with a fresh image.  Therefore, I decided to give the upgrade process a try:   UPDATE: If you just want overclocking and not a full update of all packages, then asb suggests just doing sudo ap ...
The Raspberry Pi sparked a bi-weekly embedded interest group at my hackerspace in Chicago, Pumping Station: One.  At our last meeting, Eric Stein presented how he and the other members of our hackerspace brew brewing group have used the Raspberry Pi to automate chilling:     Eric and crew were able to easily add temperature sensing to the Raspberry Pi by following Adafruit's tutorial "Send Raspberry Pi Data to COSM".  It shows how to read the TMP36 analog temp sensor with ...
I learned a couple tricks for the Atrix lapdock last night during our Raspberry Pi / embedded interest group at my hackerspace.  One of our members, Jay, had a super capacitor hooked up his Pi: Why would he do this?  Well, the power supplied from the Atrix lapdock drops for a few seconds when the lapdock lid is closed.  The super cap keeps the Pi running in the meantime. You can click on these pictures to enlarge, but there probably still isn't enough detail to know how to h ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   My last post showed how I assembled a portable Pi using a 3.5" composite LCD.  Well, I've got a better option this time around, the Motorola Atrix lapdock! The Atrix lapdock was originally intended for Motorola's Atrix Android smartphone.  It didn't sell very well for it's original purpose, so you can pick one up for around to $50 to $100 on eBay and Amazon.  I ordered mine from eBay for $50 (shockingly my seller is now listing a ...
Today we have announced a deal to manufacture the Raspberry Pi in the UK, something that many people have been asking for on the forums and in the media. So it is great to be working with Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Wales to bring this to a reality.     One of the Raspberry Pi’s dreams has always been to build the computer in the UK, where it conceived and developed over the last few years. It is a really exciting time for us and the Raspberry Pi Foundation.   &# ...
Drew Fustini

Portable Pi

Posted by Drew Fustini Sep 1, 2012
Want to build this project? View Parts   Awhile back, I posted about a cheap composite LCD I bought for the Pi, and last month I picked up a 5000mAh USB battery pack from a daily deal site.  An alternative is the 3,300mAh Digipower battery pack that Adafruit sells and is stocked by Newark element14. I wanted to show off the Pi at a lunch with some colleagues last week, so I decided to throw them all together along with an Adafruit Pi Box to make a portable Pi: My USB battery pack ...
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