Items tagged with raspberry pi pico

Most people would never consider trying to mine Bitcoin (or any cryptocurrency) on an original Game Boy, a handheld console released by Nintendo over three decades ago. But would it be a feasible mod if someone paired a Game Boy with Raspberry Pi Pico, which is less than a year old? The answer is still no, but someone did it anyway. For the most part, Bitcoin miners have turned their attention to specialized ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) hardware these days. These devices are capable of mining north of 100 terahashes per second (100TH/s). Remember that figure, because we are going to circle back to it in a moment. But first, let's talk about the Game Boy mod. YouTube user "stacksmashing"... Read more...
We've seen some rather intriguing usage cases for Raspberry Pi-powered devices in recent months, but this latest development from Hriday Badot has our attention. Hriday posted his latest contraption to Reddit, which uses a Raspberry Pi Pico used in conjunction with an MPU-6050 module to control Asphalt 8: Airborne. For those not familiar with Asphalt 8, it's an auto racing game that is quite popular on Android and iOS mobile platforms, although it is also Windows compatible. The most popular method for steering input on mobile platforms is tilting your device, which uses the built-in accelerometer. That's where Hriday's setup comes into play. The MPU-6050 module is attached to his wrist... Read more...
Every Batman needs a Robin, right? Maybe not, but a superhero companion comes in handy on occasion, and not just in comic books. The Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced a small and super affordable microcontroller companion to its Raspberry Pi modules. And by affordable, we mean the thing costs just four bucks. That is about the price of a grande Caffe Mocha at Starbucks. Part of what makes the new Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller such a delicious proposition, though, is not just its low price, but what it can do. Paired up with a Raspberry Pi module, the microcontroller can offload certain tasks at a fraction of the power consumption of even the lowest power mode of a Raspberry Pi Zero.... Read more...