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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Have you ever thought about creating your own cell phone? With the Raspberry Pi B+ and a few other items you can do just that! Our friends at Adafruit have created a great video tutorial guiding you through the process.
Have you ever wanted to set up a system in your home that will monitor a room visually as well as record other certain attributes? We came across this great article by Marco Schwartz on the Open Home Automation Website which runs through creating a home monitoring system based on a Raspberry Pi B+. [More]