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The team at YouTube channel Hacker House always deliver when it comes to clear, detailed tutorials, and their newest project, ‘How to Make a Smartphone-Connected Door Lock’, is no exception. Using a Raspberry Pi-powered deadbolt actuator, multiple users can remotely unlock a door via a smartphone app. The build can be attached to your existing lock, … Continue reading →
Note: The elves at Pi Towers are all taking next week off to spend some time with their families, and this blog will be quiet for the week. We’ll be back at the start of January. Happy holidays! Happy 25th of December, everybody! If you’re one of the many who woke up this morning to find … Continue reading →
While browsing the Halloween section of my local supermarket, I stumbled across this adorable pumpkin light for £2. Given the fact I had a £2 coin in my pocket and an itching for a Halloween hack project, it came home with me at once. You’ll see, if you look hard enough, the small orange LED … Continue reading →
The magnificent Miss Philbin from Geek Gurl Diaries has been having fun with a Raspberry Pi, a thermal printer (the sort that till receipts are printed out on) and a big shiny button. She’s made a little Python fortune-telling box, which prints off geek pronouncements when the button’s pressed. Miss Philbin is the sort of … Continue reading →
Gert’s video on Wednesday explaining how to fix up your own ribbon cable with a press connector (much cheaper and easier to source than buying a finished one in the shops) got a lot of people asking for more information on using the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO (general purpose input/output) pins. So here’s another video from … Continue reading →
Someone in our forums was asking yesterday where he could buy some ribbon cable with a press connector for his Raspberry Pi, to attach to the GPIO pins. Pre-built cables like this are hard to find, and the options other people on the forums found were pricey, and also attracted large shipping costs. So Gert … Continue reading →