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 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.
The lovely folk over at PighiXXX have released a fantastic reference for the Raspberry Pi’s pins and gives a clear picture of how to use each pin of the card.
It covers the GPIO, JTAG and more!
Grab a direct download of the PDF version.
Jim from Fotosyn has put together an awesome Instructable for building a timelapse camera with a Pi, camera module, battery pack and some software.
It’s protected from the elements by popping the whole lot in a coffee tin! Checkout the video below to see the kind of images that he’s captured.
Over at the Repair Hub they have a great how to on building a battery backup circuit for your Raspberry Pi computer.
You’ll need to spend a bit of money on the parts and be careful putting it all together as you could end up with a Fried Pi!
If that looks like too much work why not snag a prebuilt UPS for your Pi?