Raspberry Pi Arcade

A few months ago, I decided that I wanted an all-in-one arcade machine. I started looking for some info on how to build one, and immediately, the name "Raspberry Pi" came up. This Christmas, I got a couple of them. I started experimenting with a few operating systems, and Retropie became my favorite retro gaming os. The pictures show my finished arcade machine. Step 1: Choose your raspberry pi I had 2 raspb ...

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Automated Aeroponics System Using Raspberry Pi

In this Instructable, we'll learn how to make an Aeroponics system that's controlled via the Raspberry Pi, and uses the Raspberry Pi Camera module to take photos of your plants. Aeroponics is a pretty unconventional method of gardening, but that's what makes it fun!Aeroponics makes use of mist in a closed environment to provide a plant  with the necessary elements to survive. Usually, a plant's roots are su ...

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Home Raspberry Pi Project

I just received a shiny, brand-new Raspberry Pi in the mail today! I've only been playing around with it for an hour or so but I already love this little device! It only took me about 30 minutes to go from unwrapping to running, which is very impressive for what is essentially an embedded development board. I remember back in college how it took me a week to get ucLinux up and running on a Freescale Coldfir ...

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Coffee Table Pi

The purpose of this project is to create a modern slimline version of an arcade cocktail cabinet. Also to do other tasks such as browse web or write emails with the use of a wireless keyboard and mouse. The 24 inch LCD screen mounted in the center can be used to do any number of things such as show family photos or updates from social networking sites. In the spirit of low cost, all the wood work used is re ...

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Raspberry Pi Irrigation Controller

Gardening improves health and quality of life, connecting us to our local environment. Plus, you can eat organic fruits and veggies at very little cost. Yet for all these fantastic benefits, remembering to water can still take a backseat to our busy lives. Fortunately, home automation is easier than ever with inexpensive and accessible microcontrollers like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. This tutorial detail ...

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Control home devices with Bluemix Internet of Things (Part 2)

Part 2: Configuring the Raspberry Pi This is a continuation of Part 1 of Controlling home devices with Bluemix Internet Of Things  If you haven’t read Part 1, please do that first… In Part 1 we got the electrical work out of the way.  We wired up the relay’s and connected the circuit’s.  In this part of the 3 part series we will configure the Raspberry Pi to control the relay’s that we wired up in part 1. S ...

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Pi-Rex – Bark Activated Door Opening System with Raspberry Pi

(DISCLAIMER: Not meant as a security solution or a lesson in good dog behavior. It’s an experimental proof of concept to play with the application of embedded computing to solve particular use cases) Sleep deprivation has been driving me mad recently. And it’s all down to a new member of the family (kind of), our new dog. She barks at night when she’s left out. She barks early in the morning when she’s left ...

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RPi Garage Door Opener for Rentals

The problem with renting a unit, is that we are unable to modify much of the furniture in the house without upsetting our landlords. But we would still like to do it, and it is possible to do a few things. Our particular rental unit comes with a motorized garage door, but it only came with one remote to open the door when we have more than one person wanting to use it. So, we decided to hook up the garage d ...

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Front door bolt unlocker

Opens your front door! see video of the end result (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qZrc6Llg1o) Parts: - 4xAA Rechargable Switchable Battery Pack + case - Continuos Rotation Servo. (You can also a regular servo, with some modifications to the software) I used - Futaba S148 - Bread board - RaspberryPi1 Raspberry Pi Model B + WiFi card - Raspberry Pi Cobbler - A piece of string (not sure how long you'll need, ...

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How to make a DIY home alarm system with a raspberry pi and a webcam

Traditional wireless CCTV cameras are cheap but anyone with a wireless receiver can view your signal. On the other hand, IP cameras are secure but they can be quite expensive and usually the video quality is poor — unless you go for a really expensive model. Lately I wanted to install a home surveillance system so I chose to use a cheap Logitech webcam with Raspberry Pi and motion, an excellent linux progra ...

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