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Graphic equaliser

Our good friends at Adafruit put this project on their Learning System earlier this month. It’s a beaut: you’ll learn something making it, and it looks fantastic when set up. Before we get into the nitty gritty, here’s some video: This graphic equaliser (a spectrum analys/zer if you’re from the USA) is made from a... Continue reading

Ryanteck motor controller now available on Adafruit

Ryan Walmsley is one of our favourite people. Towards the end of last year he had a successful fundraising effort on Tindie for his RTK-000-001 low-cost motor controller kit. As part of his ongoing campaign of world domination (seriously, how many seventeen-year-olds choose a product namespace with a million possible entries?*), the kit is now... Continue reading

Dave Hunt’s time-lapse touchscreen controller

Regular readers will know Dave Hunt well. He’s behind some of the…no, scratch that; he’s behind THE most beautiful posts we’ve featured here. (There’s a new example of Dave doing something beautiful with the Pi in this post: you’ll have to read to the bottom before you get to it.) Dave is a photographer, and... Continue reading

Touchscreen point-and-shoot, from Adafruit

LadyAda from Adafruit is one of my very favourite people. We have a tradition of spending at least one evening eating Korean barbecue whenever I visit New York. We have told each other many secrets over bowls of fizzy fermented rice beverage, posed for photographs in front of plastic meats, been filmed pointing at electronics... Continue reading

Pi NoIR infrared camera: now available!

Pi NoIR, the infrared version of our camera board, is available to purchase for $25 plus tax from today. You’ll find it at all the usual suspects: RS Components, Premier Farnell and their subsidiaries; and at Adafruit. Other stores will be getting stock soon. What’s that mysterious square of stuff, you ask? I’ll let you... Continue reading

Creeptacular face-tracking Halloween portrait

You’ve got a week to build this portrait, whose eyes follow you around the room, for Halloween. Adafruit have produced a tutorial, courtesy of Tony DiCola, which uses OpenCV and openFrameworks with your Raspberry Pi and camera board to create a picture of pullulating panic. It’s haunted hardware of horripilating hideousness. You’ll also find instructions... Continue reading

Ratsberry Pi – scampering Halloween rats

A quicky today – I’ve been running from meeting to meeting all day and have only just managed to get some time at my desk now, at half past four in the afternoon. Great meetings, though, and I discovered that Ben “Pi Weekly” Nuttall not only rescues the drowning in his kayak, but also does... Continue reading

Nicholas, some breadboard and a passcode

Nicholas Harris is 11 years old, and he’s been learning to code with a Raspberry Pi. He’s set up a website to share his progress, and yesterday I was pointed at a project video he’d made. Kids like Nicholas are the whole reason we started the Raspberry Pi project: seeing videos like this makes our... Continue reading

PiMiner Bitcoin mining machine

Email arrived from LadyAda on Friday. In between the usual advice about good Korean barbecue technique and pointers to cool things that just happen to be conductive, she mentioned that Adafruit have been on a real roll this week with Pi projects. You’ll already have seen Adafruit’s Onion Pi, a Pi-based wireless Tor proxy. Staying... Continue reading

Onion Pi: Foil the NSA and Prism with a Tor proxy

Some housekeeping first. As you can see, I’m upright and typing again. Turned out that I had a really unusually nasty dose of ‘flu. It started as what I thought was a bad cold, but kept getting worse, until it got to a point when I couldn’t get my head off the pillow and thought... Continue reading