Building a Raspberry Pi Cluster

Once upon a time... So this is how this story began... The Raspberry Pi has fascinated us geeks from the time it was first announced. We were thrilled to hear that Eben will be presenting at WSO2Con, and even more thrilled when Sanjiva suggested that we should host the WSO2Con Conference App backend on a Raspberry Pi cluster. Say what? Sanjiva always comes up with crazy ideas. The initial briefing was on th ...

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Smallness über alles: Intel’s tiny, Haswell-based NUC desktop reviewed

A couple of months back, Intel sent us the latest version of its "Next Unit of Computing," or NUC for short. The NUC is sort of a side-project for Intel. It's a some-assembly-required desktop computer aimed at hobbyists who like playing with new tech and building their own PCs, but who also want something that's as small as possible. It gives up much of the expandability that we've come to associate with de ...

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Raspberry Pi as Hi-Fi player with RuneAudio

This Instructable will show you how to turn your Raspberry Pi in a Hi-Fi music player with surprising sound quality when used in combination with an USB DAC. We are going to introduce here RuneAudio, a free and open source software that we developed to replace the personal computer as digital source with a dedicated, cheap, silent and low-consumption board, running a custom-build Linux distribution. It's a ...

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Mini Projection-Mapped Landscape

This Instructable about creating a simple sculpture that is augmented with projection mapping, designed to run on the Raspberry Pi, built with OpenFrameworks. Projection Mapping is a process that relies on knowledge of the physical space, graphics software, and installation of the hardware necessary to complete the illusion of precisely mapped light. There are a myriad of tools and methods available to proj ...

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DIY Head Mounted Display

In this instructable I will show you how to make a DIY head mounted display (HMD) that uses a raspberry pi and a 7 inch composite or HDMI display. UPDATE: 20 000 views! Please vote for this project in the Formlabs contest, if I won the 3d printer I would use it to make cases for my projects and do time lapse videos and post them on a youtube channel every 1-2 weeks! Update! this project was in the adafruit ...

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Build your own Mini Arcade Cabinet with Raspberry Pi

The Porta-Pi Mini Arcade is a desktop-sized, fully functional, mini arcade cabinet measuring just under 13 x 9 x 10 inches (HxWxD). This Porta-Pi Arcade turns your Raspberry Pi in a mini arcade machine. Of course you could stuff any other retro console inside, but the RPi is so versatile, powerful and awesome that I stuck with it to build this mini arcade. The Porta-Pi Arcade Kit features: Precision Laser C ...

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Twin Raspberry Pi B+ Rack “Case”

So I have built and bought several Raspberry Pi cases. Before I could get a RasPi I owned several high quality paper cases. Once it came out I graduated to cardboard, leather, Legos, and purchased cases. I would buy a Pi and create or buy a new case. I just received the new RasPi Model B+ so I started a case search. While searching I remembered I bought some nylon screws and nuts for the Pi camera, they wer ...

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Easy $10 Copper Raspberry Pi Case

I wanted to make a nice case for my Raspberry Pi that anyone could easily build using common hand tools and easy to find, cheap materials. The total cost of material was about $10. The only tools that are needed are a pair of tin snips capable of cutting 20 gauge metal sheeting, a pipe cutter or hacksaw and a drill and some 400 grit sand paper. Materials can be found at your local hardware store or hobby sh ...

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