The low-cost, credit-card-sized minicomputer maker releases its latest model to fanboy and fangirl fanfare
Grab someone in the street and ask them about Imagination Technologies and they're more likely to run away than tell you that it's the company that designs the graphics chips for Apple's mobile devices. The company is more than just the home of...
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it... Review You might think that as a purveyor of a nifty compact computer selling in the millions, you’d consider two years after the debut of your first offering that it was high time you tempted back the buyers with a go-faster, more capacious and shinier model. Show More Summary
For the sufficiently geeky aviation nerd there’s FlightAware, a website that tracks just about every airliner and most private planes currently in flight. The folks at FlightAware compile all the information with the help of a few thousand...Show More Summary
Remember those ‘cocktail’ arcade cabinets? The Ikea Lack table has existed for years, so why not make one into an arcade table? Raspberry Pi with RetroPi as the brains, and an ancient 4:3 monitor as the display. Old Unixes! RunningShow More Summary
With the release of the Raspberry Pi B+ model comes a whole slew of extra GPIO connectors, a whopping 40 of them in fact — Almost double the original B model! A HAT stands for Hardware Attached on Top, and Adafruit is celebrating byShow More Summary
Thanks in large part to the Raspberry Pi, mini PCs are all the rage. In terms of power, none of them quite compare to, for example, a standard gaming rig, but they're slowly creeping toward that end. If some leaked slides are to be believed, then Intel's next NUC is creeping much faster than the competition.
If you're a big fan of internet radio, UK Tech Reviews has a guide for building your own little internet radio device using a Raspberry Pi and a touch screen. Read more...
According to a new DigiTimes report, sales of credit-card sized Raspberry Pi devices, which run Linux, remain very strong. The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that 3.5 million units have sold worldwide, with demand from China and Taiwan staying strong. Show More Summary
We’ve featured many retro gaming devices based on the Raspberry Pi, but most of them are not for sale and can only be done by experienced makers. If you’d like your own Raspberry Pi-powered retro console,…
Still not too sure how to house your awesome Raspberry Pi B model? Don’t worry, [Timothy Giles] has got you covered! He’s just finished this very sleek open source PIvena case for anyone to use. Why is it called the PIvena? He’s basing...Show More Summary
Graphics accelerators move operations to hardware, where they can be executed much faster. This is what allows your Raspberry Pi to display high definition video decently. [Andy]‘s latest build is a 2D sprite engine, featuring hardware accelerated graphics on an FPGA. In the simplest mode, the sprite engine just passes commands through to the LCD. Show More Summary
Unable to use an off-the-shelf product, one man built a custom, connected audiobook reader for his 93-year old, nearly blind grandfather. It's a perfect example of the personalized, hackable electronic product age we're entering. Using...Show More Summary
Over the last 20 years, [Martin] has been recording snowboarding runs with a standard helmet cam. It was good but he felt like he could improve upon the design by building his own version and logging additional data values like speed, temperature, altitude, and GPS. Show More Summary
Ever found yourself plugging a keyboard into your Raspberry Pi because you could be bothered to boot your PC to SSH, or found yourself desperately trying to remember the tiny computer’s IP address on your network? There are a whole host...Show More Summary
The Raspberry Pi is a great little machine for all kinds of experiments, but since it's often pushed to its limits, it's nice to have backups around. Blogger Matthew Hoskins shows how to backup, restore, customize, and clone your Raspberry Pi SD cards right on the Pi itself. Read more...
[Matthew's] recent blog post does a good job explaining the basics of the Raspberry Pi’s file system. The Linux operating system installed on a Pi is generally installed on two different partitions on an SD card. The first partition is a small FAT partition. Show More Summary
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The Raspberry Pi is a great device to experiment on and since it's easy to swap out operating systems on a whim, it's fun to run old ones that you don't have a lot of use for. To that end, here are a few of our favorites. Read more....