Category Archives: RaspberryPi

Add an external antenna to a RPi Zero (W)

The new RPi Zero has build in wifi, but from the sounds of it, the built in antenna is a bit lacking.  SO the author found the board has the spot for an external connection, you just need to get … Continue reading

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Add a power button to your RPi

Good idea, beats having to ssh in and shut the system down each time.  Its interesting the author went thru the GPIO pins, I was under the impression the RPi had a pin out somewhere that you could solder a … Continue reading

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Another nice picture frame image build

Nice build with a homemade frame and a monitor with RPi http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Wall-Calendar-and-Home-Information-Center/?ALLSTEPS

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Adafruit has a $15 board for making RetroPi’s

If you want to convert an Raspberry Pi into an arcade, Adafruit has a board called the Arcade Bonnet for $15.  Of course you have to buy your own joysticks, buttons, speakers…etc etc etc.  Oh and of course there is … Continue reading

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Nice coffee table build to RPi Arcade

Only thing that is a little different is the use of a VESA mount to attach the Monitor.  Me…I would build it into the table. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-create-the-ultimate-tech-infused-retro-arcade-co-521331796

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Interesting build for a smartphone connected door lock

Its using a pretty intense servo.  They have a wooden version of the deadbolt to servo device too.  It uses a raspberry pi for the controller.  I wonder why not a RPi Zero instead.  The comm’s is blynk between the … Continue reading

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PoisonTap

Interesting use of a RPi Zero. The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

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Simple tutorial on using RetroPi for Raspberry Pi

Got an extra RPi and an old monitor with a controller.  Make a retro game controller out of it. http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/12/14/how-to-make-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-machine/

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Dataplicity, a VPN/SSH connection for RPi

Interesting tool.  I don’t think its open source but it sounds like a nice way to remotely ssh into machines. Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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Brillo is now Andriod of Things

Looks like Google has rebranded Brillo, its initial push for an embedded OS, to be Android things.  Whats new?  Looks like they added Java support, Android Studio, OTA updates, And works on a few more boards.  Will be interesting to … Continue reading

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