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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Installing a Poolside Audio System

Posted by Christian on May 24, 2013

Recently, we had the opportunity to help out Flying Horse Farms by supplying and installing a poolside audio system. Come with us as we walk through the install. [More]

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Duratool Cases a Favorite of Dual Sport Riders

Posted by Christian on May 19, 2013

We've noticed our Duratool blow-molded cases have been making a splash as a lower-cost alternative to more conventionally used cases, like those from Pelican. This is especially true with the dual sport motorcycle crowd. Often dual-sport riders require panniers and fender mount boxes to carry goods. Herb Suessenbach, of Albuquerque, New Mexico sent over some pictures of his Duratool #22-14350 installation. [More]

Strange Attractors, Raspberry Pi + Addressable LEDs + Camera = WIN!

Posted by DavidMN on May 13, 2013

Hey folks, my name is David Bryan, aka VideoMan. You may remember me from such things as the Raspberry Pi powered cat feeder. While I'm at it again, and making stuff for the Raspberry Pi. I was asked create a few blog posts for MCM that talked about the Raspberry Pi Camera module that I'm going to use in my next project. [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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3D Printer Calibration

Posted by John on May 6, 2013

One place that I have found very little good information in the 3D printing world, has to do with properly calibrating your 3D printer. Improper calibration can result in a huge amount of wasted PLA or PVC while setting your printer up right will save you plastic, time and frustration. [More]

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Raspberry Pi Battery Testing

Posted by Brandon on Apr 22, 2013
My name is Brandon, and I am a Product Analyst here at MCM. I am fortunate enough to be one of the people involved with the Raspberry Pi product line. Specifically, I get to test some of the new products and accessories that we bring in, and also determine product compatibility. Recently, we were working on putting together a low power Raspberry Pi kit, focused around a Raspberry Pi model A and a rechargeable battery pack. We wanted to determine how long the model A would run on a single charge of the battery, so I went about finding a way to test it.

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Adventures in 3D printing

Posted by John on Apr 18, 2013
While I love Maker Culture, I generally self-identify more as a kind of 1950s “Popular Mechanics” old-school hobbyist. You know the kind: lathe and mini-mill in the basement, welder in the garage, and random woodworking and electrical equipment scattered all over the house. So I have been struggling for the last few years with whether or not to invest in a 3D printer. They have always seemed pretty pricy, and I was never sure how much use I would get out of one. On the other hand, there is no question of the raw cool involved in being able to print off plastic widgets with ease, and perhaps even get involved in a little lost-PLA casting. When we started carrying the Printrbot Jr. I finally broke down. [More]