Category Archives: RaspberryPi

Nice Magic Mirror build with RPi

Nice build, but expensive. The author didn’t cheap out on the build. I think he has at least $200 into this. https://www.instructables.com/Build-Your-Own-Google-Home-Enabled-Smart-Mirror-in/

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Making a power button for an RPi

Some interesting builds for a RPi power button that will trigger the RPi to power down correctly. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-power-button-raspberry-pi/

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Interfacing RPi GPIO remotely

The author basically made a simple rest interface for the GPIO pins of an Raspberry Pi with an installer. This way you can interface it remotely.

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Turn an Old Phone Into a Smart Doorbell Camera With Facial Recognition

The phone is basically turned into a wifi camera, an RPI is used for an image server, and then cloud based apps for the rest. https://www.open-electronics.org/turn-an-old-phone-into-a-smart-doorbell-camera-with-facial-recognition/

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Nice $10 RPi clone comes with a built in display

Pretty neat clone, it has a built in display and is like a RPI Pico. The issue I have with clones like this is support can be a bit spotty, and not very long term. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-pico-alternative-gets-a-screen

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Another porch pirate preventor build

This time from a Canadian, who tried to build a prevention instead of the revenge based ones. I like the logic he put in to determine if a package was dropped off and to arm the system. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-package-security-system

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Pi Zero to arcade games

The author goes over an adaptor board, called PiTrex, that can act as an interface between the old arcade standup game systems and a PiZero. Interesting idea. https://www.hackster.io/news/open-source-pitrex-boards-put-a-raspberry-pi-zero-into-a-vintage-vectrex-games-console-dca10ae86c7d

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Another Kinetic Sand Art Table

Another nice build. I like how the parts are all 3D printed so you do not need to make any custom stuff. I like how he uses fake leather as a buffer between the magnet and the steel ball to … Continue reading

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One fancy 3D printed camera motion control rig

Wow this is one complex build. Not so sure I would make this one, even if my printer could print the larger parts. Nice to watch the build thought.

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Making a smart buoy

Nice build, the author designed this to help with monitoring in the ocean. But I could see it being used in things like ponds and lakes too. It uses an RPi too.

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