What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 hobbyist computer, the Raspberry Pi. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, I’ve written an absurd number of guides, blogs, and an already outdated book on the variety of…Read more…


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Adafruit’s Arcade Bonnet Simplifies Making Your Own Raspberry Pi Arcade Machine

It seems like everyone aspires to make their own little retro game console with a Raspberry Pi, but one of the hurdles in doing so is wiring up your own joystick. To fix that, Adafruit created the $15 Arcade Bonnet.Read more…


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This Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror Can Be Set Up With One Line of Code

We’ve seen a few different magic mirror projects using a Raspberry Pi, but in the newest issue of MagPi they’ve put together what might as well be the definitive magic mirror guide as it’s easily the simplest one to make for yourself.Read more…


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The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We’ve walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we’ll update periodically as prices and components change—we’ll walk you through the hardware we’ll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast’s system for gamers and…Read more…


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Make Your Own Miniature Linux Laptop for Less Than $100 

While you can install Linux on just about anything, old tablets are probably the cheapest way to do it. Case in point, Node put together a guide that repurposes a Nexus 7 tablet and converts it into a micro-sized laptop.Read more…


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Build a Talking Radio That Reads Incoming Notifications With a Raspberry Pi

The idea of a machine that talks to you intelligently might be a ways off still, but Instructables user MisterM wanted to make a radio that’d announce general details throughout the day. To do this, he wired up a Raspberry Pi Zero to a text-to-speech engine, then tossed in a dose of If This Then That.Read more…


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How to Build Your Own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi

The Amazon Echo is useful to have around the home. It can play podcasts, take reminders and notes, tell you the length of your commute, even control other appliances in your house. But at prices ranging from $50 to $150, it’s an expensive proposition if you’re not sure you’ll use it. Good news though, you can make a fully-functional one using a Raspberry Pi.Read more…


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Build a Digital Dashboard for An Older Car With a Raspberry Pi

Have an older, pre-OBD-II car, but still want a fancy data screen? DIYer 240SF on YouTube figured out how to use a Raspberry Pi to add a digital display to an older Nissan with a consult port, which can likely be applied to a number of different systems.Read more…


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