Alex Bate

Social Media Editor – 185 posts

Alex spends her days updating our social media accounts with awesome Pi-ness. When she’s not googling Raspberry Pi, she's YouTubing how to build foam props while attempting to write her first novel.

Chris Campbell’s qrocodile uses a Raspberry Pi, a camera, and QR codes to allow Chris’s children to take full control of the Sonos home sound system. And we love it! qrocodile Introducing qrocodile, a kid-friendly system for controlling your Sonos with QR codes. Source code is available at: https://github.com/chrispcampbell/qrocodile Learn more at: http://labonnesoupe.org https://twitter.com/chrscmpbll Sonos SONOS … Continue reading →
This column is from The MagPi issue 59. You can download a PDF of the full issue for free, or subscribe to receive the print edition through your letterbox or the digital edition on your tablet. All proceeds from the print and digital editions help the Raspberry Pi Foundation achieve our charitable goals. “Hey, world!” … Continue reading →
Jennifer Fox, founder of FoxBot Industries, uses a Raspberry Pi pet monitor to check the sound levels of her home while she is out, allowing her to keep track of when her dog Marley gets noisy or agitated, and to interact with the gorgeous furball accordingly. Bark Back Project Demo A quick overview and demo of … Continue reading →
N-O-D-E’s Pi Plug is a simple approach to using a Raspberry Pi Zero W as an always-on networked device without a tangle of wires. Pi Plug 2: Turn The Pi Zero Into A Mini Server Today I’m back with an update on the Pi Plug I made a while back. This prototype is still in … Continue reading →
Are the plants in your home or office looking somewhat neglected? Then build an automated gardener using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, with help from the team at Hacker House. Make a Raspberry Pi Automated Gardener See how we built it, including our materials, code, and supplemental instructions, on Hackster.io: https://www.hackster.io/hackerhouse/automated-indoor-gardener-a90907 With how busy our … Continue reading →
Piano keys are so limiting! Why not swap them out for LEDs and the wealth of instruments in Pygame to build air keys, as demonstrated by Instructables maker 2fishy? Raspberry Pi LED Light Schroeder Piano – Twinkle Little Star Raspberry Pi LED Light Schroeder Piano – Twinkle Little Star Keys? Where we’re going you don’t … Continue reading →
Hack your COZMO for ultimate control, using a Raspberry Pi and this tutorial from Instructables user Marcelo ‘mjrovai’ Rovai. Cozmo – RPi 4 Full integration The complete tutorial can be found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/When-COZMO-the-Robot-Meets-the-Raspberry-Pi/ COZMO COZMO is a Python-programmable robot from ANKI that boasts a variety of on-board sensors and a camera, and that can be controlled … Continue reading →
Meet Barbot 4, the drink-dispensing Grandfather clock who knows when it’s time to party. Barbot 4. Grandfather Time (first video of cocktail robot) The first introduction to my latest barbot – this time made inside a grandfather clock. There is another video where I explain a bit about how it works, and am happy to … Continue reading →
This column is from The MagPi issue 58. You can download a PDF of the full issue for free, or subscribe to receive the print edition through your letterbox or the digital edition on your tablet. All proceeds from the print and digital editions help the Raspberry Pi Foundation achieve our charitable goals. Dr Lucy … Continue reading →
After getting in contact with us to share their latest build with us, we invited Matvey Fridman of Germany-based production company Spiegelbilder Studio to write a guest blog post about their CRT video walls created for the band STRANDKØNZERT. STRANDKØNZERT – TAGTRAUMER – OFFICIAL VIDEO GERMAN DJENT RAP / EST. 2017. COMPLETE DIY-PROJECT. CRT video … Continue reading →