Items tagged with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi OS, originally named Raspbian, had a few big updates added to it on September 7, 2022. A good portion of those include UI and UX improvements such as new keyboard shortcuts, support for the NetworkManager app, upgrades to Picamera2, a searchable main menu, and better audio input control. It has been... Read more...
We talk a lot about micro-computer and micro-controller mods here, and that's mainly because we think they're awesome. Every week, if not every day, we see more amazing and inspirational mods on how to use these inexpensive little devices in cool and creative ways. Or, we just see someone who decides to make a great... Read more...
Like many people, we're big fans of the various Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs) and the many projects they have enabled. Just today, for example, we wrote about a nifty 'Dice Bomb' dice roller that could be particularly handy for DnD sessions. If you need a bit more processing power and/or a x86 foundation... Read more...
One of the worst things for any musician who plays instruments like electric guitars is to blow an amp. Well, musicians, fret no more, unless you like your frets, thanks to the ingenuity of one YouTuber you can possibly repair your amp, assuming it's not the speaker, employing a Raspberry Pi in the... Read more...
Do you ever think that your game consoles are too big, bulky, and made of too much metal? Well, thanks to the Raspberry Pi subreddit we can see what it's like to have a small and wooden game console. This little project takes a Raspberry Pi Model 4B and puts it into a beautiful little walnut case. Of course, the... Read more...
There are plenty of delicious (not edible, trust us on that one) solutions in the single board computer (SBC) space, and while Raspberry Pi is the one most people probably think of right way, it's not the only contender. ASUS tinkers with SBCs, as do a spattering of other companies. Among them is Banana Pi, which... Read more...
Single-board computers (SBCs) are fun. If you're not familiar with the concept, single-board computers are exactly what it says on the tin: a whole system on a single board, usually comprising an SoC, some DRAM, maybe an external Ethernet controller or other support ICs, and a big pile of I/O. Most SBCs offer USB and... Read more...
The history of pinball has a long and storied past. The first commercially successful pinball machine was introduced in 1931 by Gottlieb and it didn't even have the now-ubiquitous flippers. In fact, it didn't have bumpers, rebounds, multi-ball, or just about anything we associate with pinball today. If you were to see... Read more...
Sometimes a dose of sarcasm is just what the doctor ordered. Twitter user Ben S recently developed a “sarcasm converter” for keyboards with two rather cheap Raspberry Pi Pico boards. One can implement a sarcasm mode with his invention with a literal flip of the switch. One can activate the sarcasm converter by... Read more...
If you're not someone who does a lot of experimenting with single-board computers, when you hear "Raspberry Pi" you probably think of a little circuit board with some chips, ringed in I/O ports. There's another form of Raspberry Pi, though. The Raspberry Pi Compute Modules are functionally identical to their... Read more...
You will find plenty of gift ideas in our Holiday Wish List roundup, in which each all of us at HotHardware picked out up a few tech items that we personally find appealing. However, one thing that's admittedly cooler than all of our picks is the Time Machine Radio that a Raspberry Pi modder built and plans to gift to... Read more...
It seems as though there is no shortage of alternatives to Raspberry Pi when it comes to single-board computers. A new entry makes its presence known every few months, but Raspberry Pi still has the most mindshare with the enthusiast/DIY community. Banana Pi is looking to change this with its latest fruity "Pi"... Read more...
Many competitors to the Raspberry Pi family of single-board PCs have come and gone with varying levels of success. Pine64’s latest entry in this arena is now available for sale, and it’s called the Quartz64. The Quartz64 uses a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, a quad-core design that pairs an Arm Cortex-A55 CPU with a Mali-G52... Read more...
One of the software options for running a Raspberry Pi module is Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian), the officially supported Debian-based operating system put out by The Raspberry Pi Foundation. It has been around since 2015 without too much complaint. However, a recent update has some Raspberry Pi OS users up in... Read more...
Whether it's a Nintendo Christmas ornament or an original Game Boy, we love seeing Raspberry Pi-based retro consoles stuffed into into nostalgic spaces. The ingenuity and effort required to make these contraptions that were not originally designed to do this sort of thing work is pretty astounding. The Game Boy in... Read more...
Single-board computers seemingly get more powerful by the day. The Raspberry Pi 4 gets all the attention and a lot of software support, but there are plenty of other alternatives out there that also deserve your attention. One new SBC will run x86 Windows 10 or most Linux distros without any need for platform-specific... Read more...
As many suspected would eventually happen, the folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation have taken its Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and are now offering it as a more compact Compute Module. The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, as it is called, retains many of the same features and hardware as its bigger brother, but in... Read more...
Scientists and researchers are hard at work trying to fully understand the deadly COVID-19 virus and slow its spread, as well as develop a vaccine. You don't have to be a scientist to help in the effort, though. Distributed computing projects like Folding@home and Rosetta@home have both joined in the fight against the... Read more...
Martin Thomas is an NVIDIA engineer, and he has concocted something very cool that fans of retro games and tiny single board PCs will really appreciate. He has taken an inexpensive Raspberry Pi 3B+ and transformed it into a machine that is capable of running a version of Quake3 at over 100 fps. To get the game to run... Read more...
Rather than go stir crazy while social distancing, some people are busying themselves with fun and unique projects involving the Raspberry Pi. Eben Kouao is one of those folks. He took a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (2GB) and built himself a smart mirror, which is exactly what it sounds like—a mirror with smart capabilities... Read more...
There are a million and one potential projects for the Raspberry Pi (like retro gaming), the affordable little PC that fits in the palm of your hand. One of them is to make your own digital camera. If that is the goal, you may want to look into the new 'Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera' accessory, which works with... Read more...
We've seen several cool projects during the coronavirus pandemic that people have designed using the Raspberry Pi platform. Over on reddit, another very cool project has turned up from someone going by balmy-summer, and the project is called the Pi MixMakr. The project has five bottles of liquor on top along with five... Read more...
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