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Alex Bate
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Jason Barnett used the pots feature of the Monzo banking API to create a simple e-paper display so that his kids can keep track of their pocket money. Monzo For those outside the UK: Monzo is a smartphone-based bank that allows costumers to manage their money and payment cards via an app, removing the bank clerk … Continue reading →
Get on board with facial recognition and clock your screen time with facepunch, the facial recognition punch clock from dekuNukem. How it works dekuNukem uses a Raspberry Pi 3, the Raspberry Pi camera module, and an OLED screen for the build. You don’t strictly need to include the OLED board, but it definitely adds to … Continue reading →
Standard clocks with easily recognisable numbers are so last season. Who wants to save valuable seconds simply telling the time, when a series of LEDs and numerical notation can turn every time query into an adventure in mathematics? Build a Binary Clock with Raspberry Pi – And how to tell the time In this video … Continue reading →
Andre Miron’s Pinewood Derby Instant Replay System (sorry, not sorry for the pun in the title) uses a Raspberry Pi to monitor the finishing line and play back a slow-motion instant replay, putting an end to “No, I won!” squabbles once and for all. Raspberry Pi Based Pinewood Derby Instant Replay Demo This is the … Continue reading →
If you head over to the website of your favourite Raspberry Pi Approved Reseller today, you may find the new Zero WH available to purchase. But what it is? Why is it different, and what can you do with it? Raspberry Pi Zero WH Imagine a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Now add a professionally soldered … Continue reading →
Recreate Snake, the favourite mobile phone game from the late nineties, using a slug*, a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT, and our free resource! Snake SLUG! Move aside, Angry Birds! On your bike, Pokémon Go! When it comes to the cream of the crop of mobile phone games, Snake holds the top spot. You may … Continue reading →
Honolulu-based software developer bbtinkerer was tired of never being able to find the TV remote. So he made his own using a Raspberry Pi Zero, and connected it to a web app accessible on his smartphone. Finding a remote alternative “I needed one because the remote in my house tends to go missing a lot,” … Continue reading →
At Maker Faire New York, we met up with student Toby Goebeler of Dover High School, Pennsylvania, to learn more about his Tic-Tac-Toe Robot. Play Tic-Tac-Toe against a Raspberry Pi #MFNYC Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2017-12-18. Tic-tac-toe with Dover Robotics We came to see Toby and Brian Bahn, physics teacher for Dover High School and … Continue reading →
Bob Herzberg, BMO builder and blogger at, fills us in on the whys and hows and even the Pen Wards of creating interactive Adventure Time BMO props with the Raspberry Pi. A Conversation With BMO A conversation with BMO showing off some voice recognition capabilities. There is no interaction for BMO’s responses other than voice … Continue reading →
Note: the Pi Towers team have peeled away from their desks to spend time with their families over the festive season, and this blog will be quiet for a while as a result. We’ll be back in the New Year with a bushel of amazing projects, awesome resources, and much merriment and fun times. Happy … Continue reading →