Official Raspberry Pi touch display review

This week saw the launch of the official Raspberry Pi display, so I thought I would write up a quick review to share some of my initial thoughts about the device. Ever since the first version of the Pi there’s been a DSI connector on the board – and although there have been lots of […]

Ryanteck Raspberry Pi Serial Debug Clip review

When building projects on the Raspberry Pi that run ‘headless’ I’ve often found it necessary to connect to the Pi to see what’s going on, work out why it’s not working as I expected or to simply shut it down neatly without yanking out the power cable. There are a few ways to do this […]

£15 DIY usb microscope from StoneTurners

At the Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire this weekend I picked up a £15 microscope kit from the guys at StoneTurners (hello!). This is a hack kit based on a USB webcam where you remove the lens and reverse it to create a cheap microscope. In the box you get a set of parts including […]

ASCII camera with the Holga 120d

So now I’ve finished my digital Holga project, one of the things I wanted to do was to get a bit creative with it – so here’s my first attempt at an ASCII art generating camera. This uses the ASCII art script written by Steven Kay, please visit his blog to find out more – […]

Digital Holga part 3 – taking photos with the inputs

This is my follow up to my previous posts about building a digital camera out of a Raspberry Pi Model A and a medium format Holga 120 film camera. My aim being to build a hackable portable digital camera which hopefully would be able to capture images not possible with a normal digital camera, and […]

Raspberry Pi LED scrolling sign

I’ve been playing around with LED scrolling signs for a while now and have been looking for an affordable sign to use for a project. Some LED signs are really expensive but I’ve recently come across this one from Embedded Adventures: It’s a 80×8 display with three colours – Red Green, and Red/Green mixed to […]

Add a Raspberry Pi temperature gauge to your blog

At the moment I have a Raspberry Pi sat in the kitchen at home, running a Ghost blog – you can usually find it a ghostpi.org (BT broadband connection permitting). As I don’t usually leave computers running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week I was curious as to how warm the Raspberry Pi […]

Kano the Raspberry Pi go mainstream?

Since its launch the Raspberry Pi has been phenomenally  successful – with over 2 million units of the little computer sold around the world, it’s arguably kick-started a revolution in cheap, educational computing. The only slight worry about this is how many Raspberry Pi computers have landed in the hands of kids (who it was […]

The smallest USB mechanical keyboard in the world*

Sometimes it’s annoying when your favourite old school mechanical keyboard lacks some of the modern function keys that we’ve grown used to using in recent years. Or you might be re-purposing a keyboard for a use it wasn’t really designed for – I have a lovely chicklet keyboard with my Raspberry Pi Motorola Lapdock hack […]