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DJing Without The Truckload Of Equipment; Secret Ingredient is Raspberry Pi

There is a romance to notions of a byegone age of DJing — driving a pair of Technics 1200s dwarfed on either side by the stacks, pumping techno bass through the laser-tinged darkness into a hungry crowd. Even if the reality of early evening Saturday wedding parties playing inoffensive crooners …read more

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Adding PCIe To Your Raspberry Pi 4, The Easier Way

Ever since people figured out that the Raspberry Pi 4 has a PCIe bus, the race was on to be the first to connect a regular PCIe expansion card to a Raspberry Pi 4 SBC. Now [Zak Kemble] has created a new approach, using a bridge PCB that replaces the …read more

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Vulkan For The Older Raspberry Pi

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the newer Raspberry Pi 4 gets all the love. For instance, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is working on drivers for the GPU to  support the Vulkan 3D graphics API.

But those of you with crusty old Pi boards shouldn’t despair. [Martin Thomas], a  developer …read more

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Plant’m if you Got’m and Keep’m Alive

Having a few plants around is a great way to liven up your living and/or working space. They look nice, you get to watch them grow and change, and some types of plants can actively improve the room’s air quality. But let’s face it — even the easy ones require …read more

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Posted in automated plant care, lm35, misc hacks, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 4, soil moisture sensor, water pump | Leave a comment

Portable Video Looper is Easy as Pi

We all have handfuls of thumb drives lying around with only a vague idea of what’s on most of them, right? So why not dust one off, back it up somewhere, and give it a new purpose? That’s exactly what [Cher_Guevara] did to make this portable Raspberry Pi video looper. …read more

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Posted in CRT TV, digital signage, looper, mini tv, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Zero W, thumb drive | Leave a comment

Tiny Barcode Scanner Beeps Your Shopping List Together

Taking a paper list to the grocery store seems like a good idea, at least until you get there and try to use it. Did you remember to bring a pen? Great. How about a clipboard so you don’t punch through the paper when crossing something off? Apps are easier …read more

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Bust Your Own Ghosts with a PKE Meter

You know, we wouldn’t be that surprised if aliens or ghosts show up for real before this year is out. If paranormal becomes part of the new normal, it might be nice to have a PKE meter that can detect spirits and help get a head start on figuring out …read more

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Posted in ghosts, night vision camera, paranormal, pke meter, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 3B+, sense hat, spirits in the material world | Leave a comment

Automatic Planet Finder is Out of This World

When the world is on your shoulders, it can be relaxing to remember that we’re just hairless monkeys hurtling through space on a big rock alongside a lot of other rocks. If you find yourself wondering where exactly the other major rocks are instead of worrying, we think that’s a …read more

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A Dual Screen Luggable With Integrated RTL-SDR

It’s been fascinating to watch the development of bespoke mobile computers go from a few sheets of foam board and a Raspberry Pi into hardware that looks like it’s actually been transported here from an alternate reality. Granted a Raspberry Pi is more often than not still onboard, but the …read more

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Posted in computer hacks, cyberdeck, luggable, mechanical keyboard, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 4, RTL-SDR, voronoi | Leave a comment

Easy Internet For Retro Computers With The PiModem

Retro computers are great, but what really makes a computer special is how many other computers it can talk to. It’s all about the network! Often, getting these vintage rigs online requires a significant investment in dusty old network cards from eBay and hunting down long-corrupted driver discs to lace …read more

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