Holga 120 D

This is an update to my original Raspberry Pi Holga camera case project. Earlier this year Holga Direct created a digital version of the Holga – the 120d as an April fool joke – although my version lacks the 73 megapixel sensor and retina back display it does actually exist, can take nice pictures and […]

Raspberry Pi Camera Case – from a Holga

Here’s version 1 of the Holga Raspberry Pi Camera – a hackable, programable camera with a 5 megapixel sensor and HD video capabilities, in retro camera form. My original concept was to do something like this: And I managed to build something like this: The Holga is an ultra-cheap medium format camera – if you […]

Get iplayer on the Raspberry pi XBMC – RaspBMC

I wrote a post a while back about installing Sam Nazarko’s Raspberry Pi flavoured XBMC – Raspbmc, but now things have moved on a bit, rendering my original instructions out of date. Updated update: RaspBMC is now available as part of the NOOBS installer. Sam has now released the final release version of Raspbmc so […]

Using a Raspberry Pi LEDborg as an IFTTT.com blinky LED notifier

Here’s a little project to build a very simple web-controlled multicoloured LED indicator with your Raspberry Pi and the PiBorg LEDBorg board. Using IF This Then That (IFTTT.com) – a simple online service which allows you to daisy chain different web things together – you can light up your Pi’s LEDborg based on particular events. […]

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 […]

How to play the original 8-bit Elite on a Raspberry Pi

Ok, so after my last post about running the Archimedes 32-bit version of Elite on RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi I got a few comments about running the earlier (and more authentic) 8 bit version on modern hardware. So I thought I’d have a bit of a play and try out a few options […]

Elite – making a game that looks as good as the box art

This week it’s been announced that one of the original creators of the classic 8 bit video game Elite is seeking funds to launch a version updated for the 21st century. I grew up playing Elite – originally on a BBC B and then a few years later on it’s 32 bit successor the Archimedes, […]

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 […]

Getting a Nerdkit to work with the Raspberry Pi

Most of the things I do on a day to day basis are in relation to building websites and looking at ways to code interesting online actions – one thing I’m interested in however is the idea of the internet of things – smart, connected objects that bridge the gap between the online and actual […]