Controlling an LED
Some time ago, we had a look at the Udoo Neo (see http://www.makerspace-uk.co.uk/udoo-neo/). At the time, the only operating system available for the Neo was the Udoo version of Ubuntu (called UDOObuntu). However, since then, the makers of the Udoo Neo have released a build of Android Marshmallow. Although this […]

Udoo Neo – Android Now Available


Full Setup
We’re always on the lookout for neat solutions to everyday maker type problems. One of the problems that makers often run up against is how to supply power to a board that needs to be sited in a location away from power sockets; for example a weather station or wildlife camera. […]

Pi PoE Switch HAT


SmartiPi Touch With Pipsta Printer
The SmartiPi Touch is a stand for the official Raspberry Pi 7″ touch screen. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/799765240/smartipi-touch-a-raspberry-pi-touch-stand http://cpc.farnell.com/smarticase/smt2yl/raspberry-pi-touchscreen-enclosure/dp/SC14185 As well as being a really neat and tidy solution for a desk mounted Raspberry Pi and touch screen, it is also wall mountable, has a mount for the Raspberry Pi camera board, and […]

SmartiPi Touch stand for Raspberry Pi 7″ touch screen



Unicorns
Our 3D printer has not had much use lately, due to a number of reasons; the main one being that we’ve simply been too busy with other things. However, we recently received a new sample of masking tape for the print bed, and we thought that this was as good […]

Further Adventures in 3D Printing


A circuit connecting a Raspberry Pi to an LED using a breadboard
Learning to code is an empowering experience and when we add physical computing, using components to interact with the real world, the rewards are greatly intensified. The problem is that there is rather a lot to take in, to turn on an LED with a Raspberry Pi we need to […]

GPIO Zero – Enabling anyone to hack!


VNC
A while ago, we looked at how it is possible to set up a Raspberry Pi on the cheap; i.e. without the need for lots of additional bits and pieces such as monitor, mouse, keyboard, HDMI cable, etc., etc. (see http://www.makerspace-uk.co.uk/value-for-money-raspberry-pi-setup/). As part of this set up, we looked at using […]

Remote Access to Raspberry Pi



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Recently CPC had a great time at Makerfaire UK and we took along a few games for the public to play. One of those games was a clone of the popular 80s game SIMON.   For those a little too young to remember. SIMON was a memory game that challenged […]

Pymon – A Simon clone for the Raspberry Pi


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The Astro Pi project has seen two Raspberry Pi (model B+) computers fly up to the International Space Station (ISS) with ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Tim Peake. At the heart of the project is a board called the Sense HAT which is a scientific platform for exploration and experimentation. […]

Getting ready for take off with Astro Pi – Updated ...


PuTTY Configuration
Having had quite a lot of spare time on my hands recently, I’ve been checking out some of the recent posts in social media regarding the Raspberry Pi. One of the things I’ve noticed is a number of articles questioning whether or not the Raspberry Pi really is, as is […]

Value for Money Raspberry Pi Setup



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Taking your Raspberry Pi on the road can be quite involved. Normally we need a keyboard, mouse, power and a screen. Some of these components can be easily packed ready for hacking on the move. But some, namely the power and screen, require us to compromise in some way. But […]

Portable Raspberry Pi