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Raspberry Pi Media Center: Part 2 Join Les Pounder as he guides us through turning a Raspberry Pi into a Media Center! Learn about Raspberry Pi, XBMC, Plex and even Kodi streaming services. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects This is the Final Part.  In this final part, we finally reach a point where we can build the project!   After a few notable false starts I’ve cracked it! No not the screen...well ok ...
Raspberry Pi Media Center: Part 2 Join Les Pounder as he guides us through turning a Raspberry Pi into a Media Center! Learn about Raspberry Pi, XBMC, Plex and even Kodi streaming services. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects Next Part Don't worry I haven't been pulled into a black hole, lost at sea or trapped in an evil dungeon, but it has been awhile since the last blog post, so let's recap on what has happened since t ...
Raspberry Pi Media Center: Part 2 Join Les Pounder as he guides us through turning a Raspberry Pi into a Media Center! Learn about Raspberry Pi, XBMC, Plex and even Kodi streaming services. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects Next Part Part 2: Identifying my needs and planning the build  So what are my needs?  I work from home and I like to have something on in the background as I work, so my use case will be f ...
Raspberry Pi Media Center: Part 1 Join Les Pounder as he guides us through turning a Raspberry Pi into a Media Center! Learn about Raspberry Pi, XBMC, Plex and even Kodi streaming services. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects Next Part What is a media centre?In the 1980s to 2000s a media centre was a wooden cabinet filled with VHS, DVD, Cassettes and CDs. But in the mid 2000s this changed and media was consumed and catal ...
Raspberry Pi Projects - How does your IoT garden grow? Join Les Pounder as he works on his IoT Garden! Watch him integrate technology into his garden and maintain the health of his favorite plants. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects This is the Final Part The final project!In previous projects we have used sensors to detect soil moisture and relay that data to us via email, forcing us to go outside and water the garden. ...
Raspberry Pi Projects - How does your IoT garden grow? Join Les Pounder as he works on his IoT Garden! Watch him integrate technology into his garden and maintain the health of his favorite plants. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects Next Part Can our garden water itself? In this project we continue our search to keep our garden well watered, but this time we start fresh with a new project...A self watering garden!   ...
Raspberry Pi Projects - How does your IoT garden grow? Join Les Pounder as he works on his IoT Garden! Watch him integrate technology into his garden and maintain the health of his favorite plants. Check out our other Raspberry Pi Projects on the projects homepage Previous Part All Raspberry Pi Projects Next Part     Gardening is a delightful hobby, but it can be a chore and one particularly bothersome job is watering the garden. Water it too often and the plants can die, too litt ...
The Raspberry Pi camera is an awesome piece of kit and can really liven up your next project. But how can you get started with it? Well let’s grab a camera, Pi 2 and a few cheap components and build three projects based on the camera. Setup Installing the camera is quick and easy and to start the installation firstly you will need to locate the black connector marked CAMERA between the HDMI and Ethernet ports. Carefully lift the top and bottom edges of the connector vertically, ...
Recently we built a Plex Media Server using the Raspberry Pi 2, at the time the Raspberry Pi 2 was the most powerful board in the Raspberry Pi range. But on February 29th 2016 the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their latest board, the Raspberry Pi 3.   Photo Credit - Raspberry Pi Foundation Technical Specifications Broadcom Quad Core 64bit CPU 1.2GHz  (BCM2837 SoC) Broadcom BCM43438 WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity 1GB RAM VideoCore IV GPU and 3D now clocked at 400MHz and 300M ...
With Christmas almost upon us it’s time for our annual Element 14 Christmas Project. Last year we built a Santa Trap that used a Raspberry Pi and camera to photograph Santa as he delivers presents around the globe. For 2015 we are going to create an IoT (Internet of Things) Christmas tree that will accept commands via Twitter, so we can control our tree from afar.     For this project you will needA Raspberry Pi A+ or B+, this project does not work with Pi 2. The latest ...
The Raspberry Pi Model B+ has been with us for a few months now and there are a growing number of projects that make use of the extra GPIO pins.    For this project we will look back to our childhood and bring a much loved game from our past into the future. The humble board game. Board games have been a traditional family pastime for many generations but with the rise of computer games their novelty has started to dwindle. These card and paper based games have little to offer the ...

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