10 Raspberry Pi creations that show how amazing the tiny PC can be

The Raspberry Pi, the $35 credit card-sized computer, has lived an interesting life despite being less than a year old. It has been used to teach programming and host servers, but above all it has provided a near-perfect platform for some of the most fun and interesting hobbyist projects in the computing world. Arcade cabinets, computing clusters housed in LEGOs, musical instruments, robots, and wearable co ...

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New Email Notification Light

In this Instructable we will build a fun desk gadget to alert you when a new email arrives in your inbox. Step 1: Materials Materials: Raspberry Pi (RadioShack #277-196) protoboard (RadioShack #276-168) (5x) 220 ohm resistor (RadioShack #271-1111) (5x) white LEDs (RadioShack #276-017) n-channel MOSFET (RadioShack #276-2072) 10K resistor (RadioShack # 271-1126) Micro USB cable (RadioShack #26-2738) 2A USB AC ...

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Raspberri Personal Assistant.

Last summer, in a small store, I found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom . I thought that it would make a nice cast for a project and I bought it as it only cost $9. It sat on a shelf until I bought my first raspberry pi. After I had played with the pi for some days, I was struck by the idea that the intercom would be ideal in combination with the pi, to build a voice controlled device. Because of t ...

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Real-time Graphing with the Raspberry Pi

Time for some Raspberry Pi + Plotly Streaming fun! Recently we completed an Instructable for visualizing temperature and humidity data using an Arduino and Plot.ly, a free online collaborative graphing tool. Now it's time to extend that fun to all Raspberry Pi users! The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic platform for software experimentation, allowing kids, amateurs and professionals alike to hack away without fe ...

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Multiple Raspberry PI 3D Scanner

Hi, I am a big Arduino and Raspberry PI fan and also love 3D printing. I wanted to be able to make a 3d model of my kids and started investigating how to build a 3d scanner. I found a lot of solutions out there, but the problem with most of them is that the subject would have to sit still for a while... well I think it would be easier for me to invent a spaceship that can fly to mars then inventing a soluti ...

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Raspberry Pi PirateBox

A PirateBox is a Linux based system built using free software for the Raspberry Pi that provides private sharing of digital content. The PirateBox creates a local WiFi network, independent from the Internet, with anonymous file sharing and chatting capabilities. I wanted to make a PirateBox and create a cool looking case for it. I used a laser cutter to cut the pieces of the case from 1/8" thick birch plywo ...

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PiMSO – A Raspberry Pi based Wi-Fi Oscilloscope

PiMSO, is a Raspberry Pi controlled 200 Msa/S mixed signal oscilloscope. Depending on your application, it can be configure to use the Midori browser on the Pi GUI or access remotely via the internet. Since the PiMSO GUI is web based, You can also control it from a browser on your tablet or smart phone. But what happens when you are at a location that there are no convenient access to a network? For this pr ...

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Raspberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar

Recently I purchased my first home. In the kitchen there was a small TV wall mounted however the TV itself was faulty so I was wondering, what should I do with this wall bracket since I didn’t really want a TV in the kitchen area. Then it dawned on me, instead of using a paper calendar with tiny little boxes to write things in I want my Google calendar on the wall. To tackle this instructable you should hav ...

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Portable XBMC Lunch Box

I wanted a portable XBMC system. I want to take this in my trailer camping, to hotels, friends house etc. Basically this is a Raspberry Pi running XMBC, powered USB hub, 2.5" USB SATA enclosure with a 250GB laptop drive. This case needed to be all self enclosed. I can carry all the cables and accessories. Parts List: Mini lunch box $10 http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Galaxy-Embossed-Ca... 6 panel keystone p ...

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Raspberry Pi: Python scripting the GPIO

The GPIO: General Purpose Input/Output lets you interface your Raspberry Pi with the outside world, making it a powerful interactive device for just $40-$50. This Instructable will show you how to install the GPIO package on your Raspberry Pi and how to wire up a simple push button circuit with an LED. I use the command-line and Python for this, no web browser or GUI. Before you do this Instructable, make s ...

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