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Sony uses Raspberry Pi to speed up its own factories Kevin Edwards has installed around 60 Raspberry Pi's around Sony's factory (Image credit: Sony)   The Raspberry Pi computer is more powerful and versatile than its tiny shell makes it look. Over the years, it moved out of the world of homebrewing to helping massive companies. Last year, Kevin Edwards, who heads engineering at Sony's main manufacturing facility in Pencoed, Wales, took advantage of the Raspberry Pi's cheap price point a ...
A timely post. I went to the store today and saw the panic. I thought, could a Raspberry Pi save the day? I think so, to some extent. Small and inexpensive, Raspberry Pi models are single-board computers (SBCs), which cost as little as $35 for the most recent model is being used in a lot of medical equipment!   They were initially developed as educational devices for teaching the basics of computer science. Still, the small multi-purpose computer has been popular outside its target use ca ...
  Pi Day has come once again, where engineers and makers come together to celebrate the popular SBC. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s SXSW expo has been canceled, and with it, the Foundation’s Pi Day festivities. With that said, great projects are still being created using the versatile Pi, and in this roundup, we’ll take a look at some of the notable builds that have been created by the DIY community over the past year.   First and foremost ...
My Rasberry Pi cartoon     Happy Pi Day!   I thought it would be fitting to talk about my Raspberry Pi projects from the very first one all the way up to the most current. And what a stroll down the old memory lane it was.   All the projects are DIY with schematics, parts lists and all the code. If you want to see more about any of them, follow the links. More videos, pictures and stories await you.   I found this journey interesting, nostalgic and inspirational. ...
The Raspberry Pi being installed for the ultimate hack in the TV series "Mr. Robot." It was a pivotal moment for the whole series... accomplished with a single Raspberry Pi. It was awesome.  (Image credit:  Mr. Robot TV series)   With Pi Day (March 14) just around the corner, engineers and makers are finishing up new projects to celebrate the annual holiday. Usually, the Foundation would commemorate the event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, but the current Coronavirus pandemic forced al ...
  The Raspberry Pi is widely utilized for its project capabilities among engineers and makers alike. It has been used to create everything from robots to remote monitoring devices since its release back in 2012. Not long after, industry managers took note of the tiny board's capabilities and adapted them for use in manufacturing and automation operations, with some using the famous board to build specialized equipment to make those applications more efficient and cost-effective.   On i ...
  Raspberry Pi 4 has been out for a tiny bit here. The potential was tantalizing. Faster CPU, 4gb ram, USB 3.0. It was so much for everyone, sellouts everywhere were common. We are now able to get them easily. So what are we going to do with it?   When I received a Raspberry Pi 4, the standout difference from previous models is definitely the dual HDMI outputs. Native two-screen output!   The first idea I wanted to try with a two-screen output Pi 4 was an effects project. One ...
Arsenij Pichugin’s ZeroPhone is designed around the Raspberry Pi Zero, an Arduino microcontroller, and the ESP8266 module. (Image credit: Arsenij Pichugin via Crowd Supply)   I thought this was a fantastic use of a Raspberry Pi Zero, I had to mention it.   Arsenij Pichugin debuted his ZeroPhone in January of last year and was touted as a $50 open-source smartphone you could build yourself without all the hassles of using a carrier-based phone. A year later, the technology has ma ...
Microsoft was able to squeeze their deep-learning algorithms onto an RPi 3 in order to bring intelligence to small devices.   Love it or fear it, AI is advancing, and it’s coming to small/portable electronic devices thanks to advanced developments made by Microsoft. The software giant was recently successful at loading their deep-learning algorithms onto a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC. The advancement will obviously be a boon for anything, and everything IoT, which is on track to take the world ...
(LEFT) Boot Screen of Rasbian for PC operating sytems. (RIGHT) This is Raspbian running on a PC. (via Raspberrypi.org)   The Raspberry Pi Foundation has created a version of the Raspbian OS for MAC and x86(Windows) personal computers. Raspbian is the Debian based Linux distro that until now, was intended specifically for the Raspberry Pi series of SBCs. This OS is purported to need a minimum of 512MB of RAM but you can see in the comments that at least one user got it running on a machine w ...
A little background... here are my first two Halloween projects: The Scary Door The Scary Porch   Now my third one... In this project I want to control a ton of LEDs and output sound.  Sound I have covered, from the Scary Porch project. However, the LEDs are the nightmare.   I am currently using shift registers to address all the LEDs in the group, working on controlling 100 LEDs right now. A shift register take 1 output and turns it into 8. It's working, but this seems like ...
GameBoy Pi before and after (via Super Pi boy)   As technology continues to advance and develop the “next best thing,” there’s something about the classics that will never go out of style. John Hassl thinks so too, so he used the Raspberry Pi to bring back an old classic – the GameBoy. You’ll never have to part with Tetris again. Go on. Tell her you missed her.   Hassl missed the old gaming days and when he encountered a classic GameBoy at the thrift st ...
I2PBerry is a Raspberry Pi distribution that comes pre-installed with I2P network software. (via Sourceforge)   The days of surfing the dark waters of the under-web using the controversial Tor network may be coming to an end thanks to the ever-popular I2P network. Tor, free software that helps people become more anonymous online, has undergone increased scrutiny over the years by the NSA and other intelligence agencies for shady and outright horrific dealings, including being able to hire ...
IoTSys makes it easy to communicate with IoT devices using a simple interface (via IoTSys) At Sensor Expo 2014 in Chicago this year, the Raspberry Pi powered IoTSys project vied for the IPSO Challenge grand prize. Although it didn’t win, I feel it’s a triumph of Pi usage. The IoT (Internet of Things) is gradually being implemented into our homes, businesses and warehouses and allows us to control or garner information from objects and systems in an online environment. We have mo ...
Freescale’s KWIKSTIK-K40 can be combined with other boards or used as a debugging tool.   Some have probably heard of Google’s plan to design a revolutionary smartphone that’s modular. Users can tailor their phones with the components they want and connect them together for increased functionality. What some people don’t know is, some companies are doing the same with development/evaluation boards, allowing users to combine the boards they need for the project at han ...

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