Raspberry Pi as an adblock server for iPad, iPhone, Android and anything else on your network

Adblocker without Jailbreak: On my computer I find using Adblock plus a handy way to speed up surfing and hide invasive pop-up ads. Annoyingly you can’t install Adblock on an iPad without jailbreaking it – and I’ve yet to come across a way of installing it on Android devices easily without requiring root access. Fortunately […]

Raspberry Pi + Arduino + 8×8 LED Matrix + Python = Raspberry Pi LED display

The other week at work we launched a petition to support lifesaving Aid using a Jumbotron display, so I’ve been inspired to have a go at building a (very) mini version using my Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. This is a handy way of getting your Pi to display information from any Python app you […]

Mk802 Android 4.0 PC + Motorola lapdock = Android Laptop

I’ve written before about the usefulness of the (now sadly discontinued) Motorola Lapdock as a screen and keyboard/touchpad interface for the Raspberry Pi. This week I’ve been playing with the Mk802 Android 4.0 PC – which is an ultra cheap A10 Arm powered computer on a stick, and have discovered it works nicely with the […]

MaKey MaKey + Moleskine notebook + Graphite pencil = sketchy controller

As part of my ongoing kickstarter addiction I’ve recently acquired a MaKey MaKey – a sort of universal keyboard adapter gadget based on an Arduino-type microcontroller, that lets you turn virtually anything that conducts electricity into a USB keyboard or mouse. The board comes supplied with a pack of crocodile clips and a nice long […]

Raspberry Pi wi-fi cheat

Or ‘how to stop worrying and love WiFi’ or how to get WiFi if nothing else works – read on: I’m calling this a Wi-Fi cheat – with the Raspberry Pi – Motorola lapdock combination I’ve been having problems getting the Edimax micro wireless adapter to work. I think it’s a power issue – the […]

Raspberry Pi + ModMyPi case + Motorola Atrix Lapdock = Raspberry Pi Laptop

Much has already been written about using the Motorola Atrix Lapdock (essentially a portable HDMI monitor with a built in powered USB keyboard, trackpad and hub) coupled together with a Raspberry Pi. The Pi being powered by a micro USB makes it a suitable candidate for using it as a low powered portable computer. You […]

Control your Mac with a sonic screwdriver

I recently got very excited about the news that a company is working on a Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver remote control – a device that translates your over excited wavy gallifreyan gestures into channel changing activity on your tardis scanner or home television. This got me thinking about possible ways to control a computer using […]

Play Zork on the Raspberry Pi

If you’re looking for a bit of old-school text adventure nostalgia, you can play Zork (and many other classic text adventures) on the Raspberry Pi. Some of my earliest memories were of playing text adventure games on the clicky-clacky keyboard of the BBC Micro – in particular Twin Kingdom which featured early AI characters who […]