Community posts for Raspberry Pi

This page, updated regularly, aggregates posts from the Raspberry Pi community.

Prototype Raspberry Pi race car #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 6:07 AM by adafruit industries

Prototype Raspberry Pi race car: A Raspberry Pi powered, wifi enabled, 1/12 scale Tamiya TL01 prototype autonomous/semi-autonomous race car. The car is controlled via a web page hosted on the car itself, which communicates with a computer using WebSockets over HTTP. The software running on the car is written using Node JS, Backbone and which [...]

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Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:06 AM by adafruit industries

A great story about a hobbyist, a Raspberry Pi, some Linux tutorials, and some … beeeer! From WIRED Design: The Raspberry Pi has a reputation for being beginner-friendly, but even slightly buzzed hackers have been able use the mini microprocessor to improve their microbrews. Now one tinkerer is using his board, plus a 7-inch Sony [...]

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Raspbmc hits final #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 3:06 AM by adafruit industries

One of the three primary flavors of XBMC (Xbox Media Center) built for the Raspberry Pi has now launched a “1.0″ stable version after a year of development. From Raspbmc.com: After much delay, it’s finally here! Last Sunday was the 1 year birthday of Raspbmc, which I announced on the 2nd February 2012. It’s rather [...]

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Oscilloscope Tricks with a Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:05 AM by adafruit industries

Check out this great Raspberry Pi oscilloscope project from the Adafruit Forums: Here’s my current RPi project — I’ve written some code to convert bitmaps to audio, for the purposes of playing it against an XY oscilloscope. With this method, I can turn any ancient oscilloscope into a clock, or, as you can see, something [...]

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Using a Wii controller with your Raspberry Pi, Gertboard, Bluetooth and Python #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 1:05 AM by adafruit industries

Using a Wii controller with your Raspberry Pi, Gertboard, Bluetooth and Python: Matt Hawkins from Raspberry Pi Spy has done the leg-work enabling Pi users to use a Wii controller – along with a Bluetooth USB dongle to send inputs to the Raspberry Pi. It uses a Python library called “CWiid” (I imagine this is [...]

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BBC Wales Science Cafe broadcast from the Pi factory

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 1:46 PM by Raspberry PI

BBC Radio Wales’ Science Cafe programme this week came from the Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales, that makes the Raspberry Pi for us under licence. It’s only available for UK listeners, and only for the next five days.

It’s a half hour’s broadcast well worth listening to – listen out for the dulcet tones of the inestimable Gareth Jones, who is in charge of things Pi at the factory. He gives an in-depth explanation of what’s going on on the factory floor; you’ll learn details about the production process that we haven’t talked about here on the blog ...

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Raspbmc – final version released

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM by Raspberry PI

News for all your media player types from Sam Nazarko, the terrifyingly young developer of Raspbmc:

Although the Raspberry Pi’s real goal is education, its powerful GPU has made the device very popular amongst HTPC tinkerers and enthusiasts.

I’ve been working on Raspbmc for a year and am now happy to announce the final release and congratulate XBMC on such a remarkable new release. Raspbmc is a self-updating Linux distribution that brings XBMC to the Raspberry Pi with simple installation. It can be run off an SD card, USB drive or even an NFS share and fully supports WiFi out ...

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LadyAda, fireside with President Obama

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 8:33 PM by Raspberry PI

On Thursday, our friend LadyAda, owner of Adafruit and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year, is spending part of Valentine’s Day doing something called a Fireside Hangout (this sounds awfully romantic) with President Obama.

The marvellous LadyAda

We wonder what sort of hardware she’ll be talking about. She says:

I was selected to join President Obama in a Fireside Hangout this Thursday 2/14 at 4:50pm EST on Google+!

We’ll discuss issues that are top of mind for citizens, and I’d ...

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