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]

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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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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Rebirth of an Original NES, Courtesy of Raspberry Pi

Posted by Bryan on May 6, 2013

Have an old NES laying around that need's some love? Impress your friends with a newly rebuilt NES system with Raspberry Pi insides. [More]

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MAKE and MCM Raspberry Pi Design Contest Competition: The Winners!

Posted by Bryan on Apr 29, 2013
MCM Electronics partnered with MAKE Magazine to hold a Raspberry Pi Design competition. The idea was to have projects developed that anyone could replicate at home. We had over 48 entries, everything from Internet radio streaming to cat feeders. The projects were categorized into Artistic, Education, Utility and Enclosure themes. There was 1 Grand Prize winner, and 4 runner-up winners. The Grand Prize winner took home a Printrtbot
JR. 3D printer plus other assorted electronic accessories from MCM Electronics. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a judge and let me tell you it was difficult to choose between all the great entries. [More]

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