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If, like me, you’re a pretty poor time-keeper with the uncanny ability to never get up when your alarm goes off and yet still somehow make it to work just in time — a little dishevelled, brushing your teeth in the office bathroom — then you too need Gladys. Raspberry Pi home assistant Over the … Continue reading →
Allen Pan has wired up his home automation system to be controlled by memorable tunes from the classic Zelda franchise. Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation – Zelda: Ocarina of Time | Sufficiently Advanced With Zelda: Breath of the Wild out on the Nintendo Switch, I made a home automation system based off the Zelda series using the … Continue reading →
Having recently discovered her through Instagram, we love the videos that have been coming through from Estefannie ‘Explains It All’ De la Garza. As a “Software Engineer by day, Game Dev and YouTuber by night”, Estefannie is no stranger to digital making. And with her new YouTube channel, she’s started sharing the experience of physical making with … Continue reading →
Redditor Hovee has a sense of romance firmly cemented in 1975. With a Google Home device, a Raspberry Pi, a gas fire and the pants-removing tones of Marvin Gaye, he’s rigged up his sitting room for seduction. The setup does not yet open a box of chocolates and a bottle of red wine, or unfurl a … Continue reading →
Earlier this year, I was asked to be a judge for the element14 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge. It has been fantastic to be involved in a contest where so many brilliant ideas were developed. The purpose of the competition was to get designers to use a kit of components that included Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading →
The Raspberry Pi official forums are the central online meeting place for the Raspberry Pi community. They’re where you’ll find support from hundreds of thousands (141,183, as of this morning) of other Pi users, including people from our own engineering team; lots of inspiration for your own projects, and loads of advice. You can chat … Continue reading →
The good folks at Make: have been working with open-source home automation software OpenHAB to make a touch-screen device to interact with your house. OpenHAB allows you to control objects in your house with voice commands; to monitor sensor networks; to set up rules for your devices via email or IFTTT, and a whole lot more. … Continue reading →
This is not a hamster. (I could stare at that all day.) Cat owners among you with hard floor coverings will recognise the eldritch skittering of tiny paws at the witching hour, when all cats believe they have become rally cars. The owner of Jasper and Ruben (who, when researching this post, I thought was … Continue reading →
I was invited to a dinner at Queens’ College in Cambridge a few weeks ago. I got talking to another attendee, and said enthusiastically: “Do you know, I don’t think I’ve been here since I was an undergraduate. Back then I was here every week.” “Supervisions?” “No. This is where the Star Trek society met.” My … Continue reading →
If you’re in the UK this week, you’ll hear a lot of people muttering darkly about the big yellow ball in the sky, and how they’re having to mist the bed with water in order to get it cool enough to sleep, or steal fans from their children’s bedrooms, or make makeshift beds on the … Continue reading →