Raspberry Pi as the Brains of a Net-Connected Sculpture

Posted by Wes Modes on Jan 22, 2014

FOMOphobia, an installation at the Digital Art Research Center at UC Santa Cruz as part of the Digital Arts and New Media Fall Open Studios, attempted to embody the social media burden of the artist. Incoming messages, notifications, and tweets are signalled with loudly ringing bells, flashing red numbers, and an alphanumeric LED display of the content. Raspberry Pis from MCM Electronics served as the brains for this complicated piece. 

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GertDuino: Add-On Board for Raspberry Pi

Posted by Bryan on Nov 22, 2013

The Gertduino is a Raspberry-Pi add-on which offers the same functionality as an Arduino-Uno but with some extra features thrown in. The Gertduino board features an Atmega328 microcontroller, runs of 5V, has the 16MHz oscillator and has connectors which are 100% Arduino-Uno compatible. It also contains the reset switch, 2 user push buttons, and 6 LEDs.

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Raspberry Pi chipKIT Pi Expansion Board With 32-bit MCU Unveiled (video)

Posted by Bryan on Sep 20, 2013

Microchip released the chipKit Pi this week. The chipKIT Pi expansion board is the latest in a line of Raspberry Pi add-on boards that extend compatibility to the Arduino family of products. Designed by Element 14 and Microchip, the chipKIT Pi is designed to allow developers a way to create, compile and program Arduino sketches within the Raspberry Pi operating system. Once the sketch is complete it can be uploaded and run on the chipKIT Pi without the Raspberry Pi board being attached. [More]

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New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) for Raspberry Pi - Part 2

Posted by Bryan on Aug 2, 2013
Last week we talked about the new operating system for the Raspberry Pi (NOOBS). This week we are going to take a look at the different operating systems and why you would choose one over another. There is a variety of distros in this operating system (Distro is another name for operating system), from the Debian-based Raspbian to the multimedia RaspiBMC and everything in between. [More]

Raspberry Pi Internet Radio / Music Player

Posted by Craig A. Lindley on Jul 30, 2013

In this article we will show you step by step how to make your Raspberry Pi into a remote controllable, Internet radio / music file player. [More]

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New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) for Raspberry Pi - Part 1

Posted by Bryan on Jul 26, 2013

One of the biggest criticisms of the Raspberry experience has been the software. Although the operating system is free and very powerful, it wasn't always the easiest to setup and install. Not to mention that upon install, new users are presented with a command line that they nothing about. The Raspberry Pi foundation recognized this and with the latest release of their software, things just got a whole lot easier. [More]

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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Case from Cardboard or Cardstock

Posted by Christian on Jun 23, 2013

One of our top selling accessories for the Raspberry Pi is the case. Cases for the Pi come in a multitude of styles, sizes and colors, but they can be costly. Today we're going to build a bare-bones case out of cardboard with supplies you may already have laying around the house. [More]

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Raspbmc's (XBMC) June update brings a slew of tweaks:

Posted by Bryan on Jun 18, 2013
Our friends over at Rasbmc have announced their June update to the Rasbmc software. Among the changes are "Among the changes are new settings, new skins, support for the Stealth Nighthawk F117A device and changes to make booting up faster, among many other things. Getting this month's update should only require rebooting one's Raspberry Pi, and a few new mirrors that have joined the network should make downloading the updated software even faster." July's update also looks promising with support for Cloud backups, a Kernel update and a "Special Announcement". Stay tuned for updates.

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New Out of Box Experience for Raspberry Pi Users - NOOBS

Posted by Bryan on Jun 4, 2013

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive mini-computing platform that is designed to enable computing for everyone. The board is very scalable from a programming powerhouse to a multimedia workhouse using XBMC software. Although usually sold with a operating system called Raspi, the board can be purchased as a standalone unit where the user supplies their own operating system. The Raspberry Pi is an open source platform which means that many operating systems are supported on the board. This is where the new NOOBS software comes in. [More]

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Getting Started - Raspberry Pi XBMC

Posted by Christian on Jun 3, 2013

XBMC is a very popular media centre software for the home and was originally designed to run on the original XBOX. XBMC has been developed on a variety of platforms and is always under active development for various devices/platforms. XBMC is free and is open source under the GPL licence and is designed and developed by like minded programmers and volunteers located all around the world. Over the last few years XBMC has been under constant development and has spanned onto a variety of platforms including Linux, MAC OS, Microsoft Windows and many other custom hardware devices. [More]

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