Raspberry Pi in the news

1/10/2017

Some of the coverage from the past few months for the acclaimed Raspberry Pi mini computer.

Bring analog cameras to the digital age with 3D printed 'I'm Back' Raspberry Pi case
3ders.org (blog)
Either you or your parents definitely have one laying around in a box somewhere: one of those cool, old-fashioned analog Kodak or Nikon cameras that rely on endless rolls of film. It seems almost impossible to imagine now, but taking a photo was so much more difficult just two decades ago. Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, even those old cameras can take digital photos. It’s called the ‘I'm Back’ case, and essentially involves a 3D printed case carrying Raspberry Pi. The classic camera is simply slotted into place, and can suddenly take photos that are digitally stored.

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope
Lifehacker Australia
Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don't mind putting in a bit ...
    
Earthquake enthusiast? Raspberry Shake is your personal seismograph
Digital Trends
... sensor coupled to a modern digitizer and ARM processor,” this pint-sized (actually, even smaller) seismograph sits atop any Raspberry Pi board.

Raspberry Pi 3 review | TrustedReviews
TrustedReviews
The Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest version of the circuit-board computer that caused such a fuss in 2012. This is the most powerful version of the Pi...

Raspberry Pi gets shields for IoT
Electronics Weekly (blog)
Using any 40-Pin GPIO version of the Raspberry Pi, the 502IoT creates a low cost, sensor hub, data collection, data storage and gateway device.

Build a Little Text-to-Speech Machine with a Raspberry Pi  
Lifehacker
Ever wanted your Raspberry Pi to talk to you? Adafruit has a guide for adding speech synthesis to a Pi so it can say all kinds of things.

New Angle on Raspberry Pi Zero Hub  
Hackaday
The Raspberry Pi Zero contest is presented by Hackaday and Adafruit. Prizes include Raspberry Pi Zeros from Adafruit and gift cards

Gravity Pong Reaches Into the Sky
Hackaday
...The game is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 2 which controls a Pixelpusher to manipulate the LEDs.

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Interactive Pet
Lifehacker
Part of the appeal of the Raspberry Pi is how easy it is to get kids into coding. Case in point, Geek Gurl Diaries shows you how to build an interactive pixel pet that senses when you shake it using a Raspberry Pi and a few lines of Python.

Create Your Own Stop Motion Movie With a Custom Raspberry Pi Film Rig
Lifehacker
Shooting and combining the thousands of still frames required for a stop motion movie can be tedious, but this custom rig made from a Raspberry Pi can make the production process run a lot smoother.

The Starforce Pi Is A Portable, All-In-One Retro Gaming Machine  
Kotaku Australia
The Raspberry Pi seems to have become the go-to mini-computer of choice for emulation enthusiasts.

Start-up makes x86 software run fast on Raspberry Pi and Odroid  
Electronics Weekly (blog)
A Moscow-based start-up says it has made it even easier to run thousands of x86-compatible applications available in the Raspberry Pi ecosystem.
 
Raspberry Pi 2 Handheld Games Emulator  
Geeky Gadgets
Thingyverse user MrGunnerman has created a new Raspberry Pi 2 portable game system which has been named the VertBoy.

The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined
The Register
Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive...

Now You Can Buy The Raspberry Pi HAT That Went Into Space  
iProgrammer
OK it hasn't actually got to space just yet but it is on its way. When the Sense HAT was announced everyone seemed envious that this multifunction add-on board was available to space men but not to us IoT men. Now it is and for just $30.

Pimoroni Piano Raspberry Pi HAT
Geeky Gadgets
Adafruit has added a new addition to their range of electronic Raspberry Pi HATs, announcing the availability of the new Pimoroni Piano HAT specifically designed for the Pi mini PC.

Of Raspberry Pi and CSI: how portable DNA analysis tools are helping police forensics, agriculture and medicine  
Computing

Build A Touchscreen Music Player With A Raspberry Pi
Lifehacker Australia 
We’ve seen plenty of ways to turn a Raspberry Pi into a handy music player. Instructables user mkarvonen shows off how to add a touchscreen into the mix so you can also easily control that music right from the Pi.

DIY 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Action Camera (video)
Geeky Gadgets
But if you fancy creating your very own action camera, using a Raspberry Pi mini PC and a 3D printer, Conor Yamada has created a compact design ...

Can a $35 Computer Save Engineering Education?
Automation World  
A look at how inexpensive, open-source hardware, software, and computer games are fighting the engineering skills crisis.

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

Raspberry Pi Foundation directory information