Finally a guide for the geek on how they can code, hack and solder their way through a zombie apocalypse. From Simon Monk, this book provides a range of world end surviving projects for you to work on before World War Z arrives!
Get the book now for £15.95 and get building just make sure you don’t overwork your brain … brains … BRAAAAAINNNNNS!
Built around Windows 10, the Microsoft IoT stack, Azure cloud services and some clever glue, the Magic Mirror was demoed at Build 2016 and now you can make your own!
The bods at Redmond have provided a breakdown of all the services, parts and various other bits you need to build your very own mirror – perfect for a bathroom with no Windows … sorry.
A simple project (some soldering) takes a Raspberry Pi 2 and some clever inner electronics to create a perfectly formed, hand-held retro gaming system.
Featuring more buttons than the Nintendo original (D-Pad, A,B,X,Y, L, R, pause and start) and a the PiTFT (with four extra buttons), it also includes a small audio amplifier and speaker, so you can enjoy the crispy sounds of 8-bit goodness.
This project’s an unholy mixture of stop-motion, light-painting and hyperlapse from FilmSpektakel, a time-lapse and film production company in Vienna.
Filmed by a ring of 24 networked Raspberry Pi cameras working like a 3d scanner, taking pictures around the ring with a delay of 83 milliseconds between each one so that movement could be captured… Just watch!
Using a Pi as a kiosk or single site display? Then you might want to look at FullPageOS – a simple solution to booting a Pi straight into Chromium with the page of your choice loaded. Configuration is via a simple text file and it even comes preconfigured with VNC for remote tweaking.
The best way to learn to code is via solving simple problems and they don’t come much simpler than Morse Code. Dots and Dashes combined to represent letters make up a form of communication that’s been around since 1836! And now Pi users can follow this simple project to use Python and GPIO to build a Raspberry Pi powered morse receiver and decoder!
The BBC’s recent return to “computing for the masses” has been in the form of the diminutive micro:bit. At around 18 times faster and 70 times smaller than its predecessor the BBC Micro, the micro:bit is a true machine for the IoT age with connectivity and hardware hacking supported from the get go, but until now it’s only been available to educational establishments or those in full-time education.
Starting today you can pre-order your micro:bit today via Farnell or via Kitronik for the relatively high price of ~£13.00. This is 3 times more expensive than the Pi Zero but still affordable for the majority and has the advantage of joining 1,000s of devices in schools across the UK already.
For more details on the guts of the micro:bit checkout the official micro site.
Michael Clemens has built an amazing little project for a visually impaired relative – a one button Audio Book player. Powered by a Raspberry Pi, some simple hardware bits and a custom Python script his system uses MPD to support a range of audio book formats.