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20 Awesome Projects for Raspberry Pi Microcomputers

20 Awesome Projects for Raspberry Pi Microcomputers
Related:  Newish Computerish Return to View video at: Prof Simon Cox Computational Engineering and Design Research Group Faculty of Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK. V0.2: 8th September 2012 V0.3: 30th November 2012 [Updated with less direct linking to MPICH2 downloads] V0.4: 9th January 2013 [Updated step 33] First steps to get machine up 1. I originally used: Updated 30/11/12: My advice is to to check the downloads page on and use the latest version. 2. You will use the “Write” option to put the image from the disk to your card 3. 4. $ sudo raspi-config 5. $ passwd 6. $ exit 7. 8. $ sudo apt-get update 9.

Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer: Build your own portable Pi-to-Go Aw, yes, the Raspberry Pi Computer, a credit card size mini PC that only cost $35. There are so many possibilities and uses for these small nano PCs. People have made them into PVRs (personal video recorders), retro gaming machines, weather stations, in-car PCs, jukeboxes, and so many more creative ideas. When I started this project four weeks ago, I just wanted to see if it was possible to make an ultra portable, mobile Raspberry Pi that you can take to-go. As I was building my Pi-to-Go I kept saying to myself, it would be cool if it had this, and then I would find a way to make it happen. My mobile Raspberry Pi Computer is now complete and because this is an open source project I wanted to show you everything, including how to build one yourself. Just a quick blurb about myself. LCD Screen The LCD I used is from an after market backup camera system that can be installed in a car. Battery Pack First off, be very careful when messing with lithium-ion batteries. Internal Powered Hub

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Linux Links - The Linux Portal Raspberry Pi without keyboard, mouse nor screen. &emdash; Edmundo Fuentes I’ve been wanting to mess around with a Raspberry Pi ever since the day it was announced. The thing is, right now I’m studying abroad, so buying a dedicated set of peripherals (keyboard, mouse, screen, etc..) was not an option. However, it occurred to me that I could use my own MacBook as my RPi’s HMI. I’ve written this little guide to help you configure your RPi with a lightweight VNC server to get you started in case you lack the hardware peripherals. 0. I’m not going to get into much detail here since it’s been widely discussed on the web. 1. This is actually the “hardest” step since it’s pretty much guessing and a little bit of luck. I’m using my MacBook’s built in “Internet Sharing” feature, I’m sharing my internet connection from WiFi to my ethernet port, to which the RPi is directly connected. To find your RPi’s IP address, open your Terminal and start running pings from to 2. > ssh pi@192.168.2.X Replace X with whatever IP address you found. Congrats! 3.

Lab Notes: Zack’s Wearable RasPi I’m Zack Freedman, part man, part Raspberry Pi! I’m writing this blog post from a wearable cyborg Raspberry Pi, or as I like to call it, Pi in the Face. When Rob Bishop of the Raspberry Pi Foundation visited the space yesterday, he challenged the attendees to build a project using the tiny open-source computer. I decided, why not take advantage of its small size to make myself a cyborg? Wearable technology is my main area of hacking, so I had some parts lying around. The brains of the operation are, of course, a RasPi. No one brought a wi-fi dongle, so no wireless intertubes. I built this with parts lying around, but a similar setup would cost just over $100. If you’re interested in wearables, cyborg tech, and augmented reality, I write about the subjects weekly on my blog.

Credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer gets a video cam! Just when you thought you can no longer squeeze anything else into the tiny Raspberry Pi computer, think again: the puny device is getting a video camera. A report on PC World said developers expect to make the HD camera available by early spring, though the camera's specifications have yet to be finalized. "The first cameras are expected to come with a 15-centimeter (just under 6 inches) flat cable and sell for around $25. The lens on the camera is similar to those found on many camera phones and is expected to provide 5 megapixels," PC World said. It quoted Raspberry Pi developers as saying the camera board is an alternative to using USB cameras with the Raspberry Pi. They said a camera board may give a better-quality resolution at a lower price, compared to USB-based counterparts. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. While tiny, it can do many things a regular desktop PC does, including playing high-definition video. — TJD, GMA News