• Hack your Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Alexa

    If you had a Teddy Ruxpin in the ’80s and ’90s, you probably remember inserting special tapes and hearing him read stories to you. Whether you loved or hated the little bear, it was hard to forget his weirdly...

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  • The Strato Pi UPS board

      Makes Raspberry Pi suitable to be used in “professional” environments, sports a power source, an UPS, a RTC clock, a watchdog function, RS232 and RS485 converter and a buzzer. All in one.   In the previous...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • A RTC SHIELD for Arduino and Raspberry Pi, second part

      Let’s see how to use this shield along with Raspberry Pi, by means of a dedicated library.   In the last installment we gave readers description of a new RTCC shield, based on the MCP79410 integrated...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • A RTC SHIELD for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

      Let’s use a new Real Time Clock by Microchip, by making it available on a shield for two prototyping boards. First Installment.   Many applications require an hourly information, that is locally obtained by means of...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Raspberry Pi Zero Pirate Radio Throwie

    The Raspberry Pi Pirate Radio is one of our favorite builds here at Make:, so it was an obvious pick to port to the new board. In case you missed our first crack at Pirate Radio, try...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • MyPi : Industrial grade Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter

      Faced with building a solution around multiple cards (with the knock on increase in expense and complexity), we decided to building our own board, initially as a side project, working with a clearly defined set of...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Eclipse Foundation Releases IoT Projects: the universal frameworks for IoT apps

    Eclipse Foundation announced the release of a number of Internet of Things projects. These include: Eclipse Kura (a framework for building IoT gateways); Eclipse Paho (implementations of MQTT protocols); Eclipse OM2M (an open source implementation of the SmartM2M and oneM2M...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Meet Mycroft, the open source AI who wants to rival Siri, Cortana, and Alexa

    “It was inspired by the Star Trek computers, by Jarvis in Iron Man,” Montgomery told ZDNet. He wanted to create the type of artificial intelligence platform that “if you spoke to it when you walked in the...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Camera board comparisons: Pi NoIR v1 vs Pi NoIR v2 – Raspberry Pi

    The new 8 megapixel Raspberry Pi camera board has been out for just over a month, and we’ve been seeing some really impressive work being done with it. As many of you know, we also make a...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Let’s transform Raspberry Pi into a performing and inexpensive Media Center

      Some years ago a team of developers created a program named Kodi Entertaiment Center, so to transform the famous Microsoft Xbox into a Home Theatre or a Media Center, by taking advantage of the excellent multimedia...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • 5 best starter kits to master electronics and have fun!

    Do you want to start practicing DIY electronics and embedded computing, but you find annoying to understand what you need to begin? Do you get crazy when a stupid missing cable or component blocks you from testing...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Buiding an arcade coin-op machine to rediscover the 80-90s with RetroPie

        We will rebuild a BarTop arcade coin-op machine to rediscover the charm of the 90s: just a Raspberry Pi, one shield described here, a LCD screen and a few buttons.   What is an Arcade...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Domotics Kit: an IoT platform for every Smart Home now on Kickstarter

    Domotics Kit is a complete solution, based on Arduino, Udoo and Raspberry boards, to easily design and prototype interactive objects or environments, to make any kind of device around you smart, to create applications that make life...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Interview to Eben Upton: the New Raspberry Pi 3, Makers, Pi Zero…and more

    Raspberry Pi 3 was presented recently and we took the opportunity to talk to the founder of Rapsberry Pi Eben Upton of the new born. We asked him a few questions to find out why Raspberry Pi...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • DFRobot: Modular and Custom robots

    Founded in 2008, DFRobot is a robotics and open source hardware provider, catering to hardware engineers, DIY enthusiasts and interactive designers. Their product catalog boasts over 900 components and widgets from sensors, robotic platform, communication modules to...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Happy birthday Raspberry Pi and welcome Raspberry Pi 3

    As already announced in our previous post, has arrived Raspberry Pi 3 Exactly four years ago, on 29 February 2012, Raspberry Pi foundation presented the original 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B. Since then, they’ve sold over eight million units....

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Raspberry Pi Zero, or Minus One?

    The Wall Street Journal reported that of Google and now Alphabet Inc, promoted the idea of an inexpensive version of the Raspberry Pi to the Raspberry Pi foundation’s . Apparently accepted this recommendation...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • PiDP-8/I replica with Raspberry Pi

    Remaking the PDP-8/I using the Pi, simh & a replica front panel: a true catching project! Goal: a (very) low cost full replica of the PDP-8/I. Design: use the $20 Raspberry PI Model A+, a custom front...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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