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.
Get the part list and the build instructions over at Adafruit.
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!
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.
Instrutables user Scavix has put together this great step by step guide on building a networked, HD surveillance camera using the Pi and associated components.
- Network access to live video
- Storage & upload of recorded video
- Motion detection & alerting
- Night vision (with the IR camera & lights)
- All weather housing
The housing is up to you but the rest is standard Pi components and the Raspian operating system.
Geeky-Gadgets.com have a feature (and video) on building an old school arcade cabinet powered by the Pi. The project looks brilliant and you can be part of it by helping fund their Kickstarter campaign!
Dave Akerman (yes that Dave Akerman) has a great tutorial for building a Pi powered LED ticker from an LED badge.
Dave is using the finished device as a flight readiness indicator but the post is a great read even if that’s not your thing as he covers a couple of useful techniques for working with non (out of the box) pi friendly hardware.
A bit more techy but the Pi makes a great, low power VPN server (or client).
Cyberpunk has a simple step by step to configure OpenVPN server on your Raspberry Pi running Raspian. It’s not for newbies as you’ll spend a lot of time in the terminal but it’s a great guide to setting up something that can be pretty complex if you start from first principles.