Create a Raspberry Pi Desktop PC

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi Desktop PC

Can you use a Raspberry Pi 2 to replace your desktop PC? 

Yes, with the power of the Raspberry Pi 2 you can do everything you expect a basic computer to do: Browse the internet, write documents, create spreadsheets, draw, make presentations play games and more! While it will not be as powerful as your standard desktop, you can perform all of the basic functions of a desktop at a fraction of the cost and use it as an excellent second machine.

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Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi Media Center

Create a home theater PC to stream movies, pictures and more using a Raspberry Pi 2 and Kodi!

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Play Raspberry Pi MinecraftPi

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi Minecraft Pi

Create a portable, dedicated Minecraft machine using your Raspberry Pi 2!

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Six Projects You Can Build With Your Raspberry Pi 2!

Posted by Greg on Apr 20, 2015


The Raspberry Pi 2 is an amazing single board computer than can be used for thousands of projects. However, when you go to explain for great it is many people want to know what you do with it. If you say "almost anything" they just can't conceptualize what is meant. To make things easier we gathered six great Raspberry Pi projects to help spur the imagination and give a few practical examples that almost anybody can make and use.

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How to Replace an iPhone Screen

Posted by Greg on Mar 23, 2015

Smart phones are great and such a convenience in life that we can scarcely image what we would do without them. Our dependency on them makes it all the more painful when accidents happen and a screen is cracked or shattered. That is just what happened a few days ago to a family member who dropped their's down a flight of concrete steps just days after they swapped out their hefty case for a slim lightweight case. The iPhone landed face down as it tumbled down the steps and the result can be seen below. It still worked, but certain areas of the screen were about useless to try and view. 

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Raspberry Pi 2 RetroPie Game Emulator

Posted by Greg on Mar 9, 2015


There have been many blog posts written about setting up a game emulator using the Raspberry Pi, however with the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 and its amazing speed I wanted to see just how much better game play is on the latest board. This quick run through shows how I created my system so I could play some of my favorite classic games and how I got around the minor issues I encountered. What you will need is the equipment listed below, a game emulator along with game files (ROMs). Please note that you are not legally allowed to create a ROM (Digital Copy) of a game unless you own a physical copy of the game. I have limited myself to games that I personally own a copy for my demos.

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Raspberry Pi B+ Educators RoadTest Wrap Up!

Posted by Greg on Feb 16, 2015


The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest has now concluded and all of the blog posts are in from our contestants! We will now be deciding which one of our three entrants will win a 3D printer based on their project and posts!  

To find out more about our involvement in STEM and to join in the conversations please visit the element14 STEM Academy page

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Kits!

Posted by Greg on Feb 2, 2015

With the release of the all new, faster Raspberry Pi 2 Model B we have redesigned our popular Raspberry Pi kits! 

Want more information about the upgrade and how this board is different? Please read our Raspberry Pi 2 comparison and Frequently Asked Questions Page

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Raspberry Pi B+ Educators RoadTest Update 1/30/15!

Posted by Greg on Jan 29, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest is going strong & has been extended by two weeks! Over the past month we have seen quite a few great blog posts from our participants. Please follow all of the action on our blog and on the element14 STEM Academy page. One of these three STEM educators will be chosen to win a 3D printer based on their project!

For a full description and list of rules for the Raspberry Pi RoadTest please see the Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest Page on element14

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Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest Progress Update 1/8/15

Posted by Greg on Jan 8, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest is under way and we have received blog posts from two of the US contestants. Please follow all of the action on our blog and on the element14 STEM Academy page. One of these three STEM educators will be chosen to win a 3D printer based on their project!

For a full description and list of rules for the Raspberry Pi RoadTest please see the Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest Page on element14

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