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29 Posts authored by: Cabe Atwell
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 ...
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 ...
SmartSim: The free open-source digital logic circuit design and simulation platform (via Smartsim) Simulation is incredibly important in the field of engineering. Think about it, would you ever want to be on an airplane that wasn’t crash tested or its flight characteristics checked out in a wind tunnel? How about getting into a vehicle that hasn’t been crash rated? Without simulation, things like space exploration, robotic surgery and the latest mobile devices would not be where t ...
David Hunt’s DIY PiPhone. (via DavidHunt) There are literally thousands of Raspberry Pi projects that have been posted on the internet since the device was introduced to the market as a learning tool way back in 2012 and while some border on the mundane (using it simply as a PC) others are truly unique. Case-in-point- programmer/photographer David Hunts do-it-yourself Pi-based PiPhone project, which turns the popular single-board computer into a cellphone. The phone, as it is at this poi ...
Adafruit recently announced that anyone who is interested in building their own camera can merge its $35 touch-screen with the Raspberry Pi hardware to create their very own touch-screen camera with Wi-Fi capability.   While the DIY camera won’t have the capabilities of a new point-and-shoot camera, it is customizable and gives the user the ability to design it with specific capabilities in-mind. The camera is based on Open Source and can also sync directly with Dropbox to automatic ...
Web port-over for future Raspbian release (via RPF) People have used the Raspberry Pi single-board computer for some interesting projects over the years since it was introduced as a main-stream learning tool back in 2012. Some of the more notable projects to come forth since then include the Black Stripes V-Plotter (transforms color photos into massive B&W murals), Scott Garner’s ‘Beet Box’ (turns beets into a drum machine) and Stuart Johnson’s Rotary VOIP Phone ...
Cabe Atwell’s Raspberry Pi Remote Fish Tank Controls - ‘Project Goldie’   People love their pets, no matter whether they have fur or fins, owners go out of their way to make them feel loved, even remotely. As a way to keep tabs on his goldfish while away, I (Cabe) designed a feeding/monitoring system based around the Pi, allowing him to observe and feed his pet in real-time over the internet anywhere in the world. His automated system makes use of a Pi camera mounted to a ...
CreepyDOL, Raspberry Pi used for monitoring and tracking... Not the original purpose. (via Bendan O'Connor)   With the NSA and Snowden's exploits omnipresent in daily conversation, many people have been wondering about how much of their private life is being monitored. We may know that the government is keeping tabs on all of our phone calls and e-mails, but what about the hackers? It seems that nobody may truly know who is tracking them or when and where it may be happening, however, secu ...
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Want to build this project? View Parts   Promo, Minecraft: Pi Edition by Mojang is finally available. (via http://pi.minecraft.net/)   Since its full release on November of 2011, the Minecraft craze has yet to subside. The algorithmically generated game world full of movable and breakable textured cubes has offered millions of fans worldwide-unlimited entertainment on several devices ranging from PC, Android, iOS, and even Xbox 360 ports. To date, Minecraft has sold over 20 milli ...

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