The Raspberry Pi developer board has turned out to be a very popular device for DIY users. The Pi can be used for just about any project that the user can think up. Element 14 has announced that it has a new accessory for the Raspberry Pi available in the form of a new Wolfson audio card.
Raspberry Pi has claimed itself an early birthday present today (technically it was launched on the 29th, but there's no such day this year), praising a newly announced move by Broadcom after hearing the long-lamented plight of developers: it has released the full source for its VideoCore IV graphics, opening it up to bug fixes and more. In light of this, Raspberry Pi is offering hefty monetary bounty in a competition.
One of the coolest little developer boards that has become the heart of many DIY projects is the Raspberry Pi. The little device offers modest computing power, but also has modest power needs and can be used for just about anything you can dream up. Recently a geek over at Make built his dream tablet using the Raspberry Pi and some other hardware.
The world is ever changing, and in the next half a decade or so, we could find ourselves living in a science fiction-esque world where our goods are delivered by drones -- except when hijacked by other drones. Such seems to be the idea behind the SkyJack, a drone constructed from a Parrot AR.Drone 2 and a Raspberry Pi board, among other things, that can function autonomously and create sky-bound zombies.
Though we're going to go ahead and call it: Kano wont ever be as simple as LEGO, but they've certainly got a good head start toward making that a possibility. Kano is a computer building system that allows the user - a kid - to create a machine using a Raspberry Pi Model B, a set of wires, a keyboard, and a case to make the system their own.
If you're the sort of hardware geek that enjoys playing with the Raspberry Pi or building projects using Arduino, a new product is available for the Raspberry Pi that you might appreciate. The product is called the Raspberry Pi chipKIT expansion board. The expansion board provides 3.3V Arduino compatibility.
Google Creative Lab has announced the launch of a new project aimed specifically at the little Raspberry Pi developer board. The product is called Coder and let users easily transform the Raspberry Pi into a basic web server with a web-based development environment. The tool was created by Google's Jason Striegel, Jeff Baxter, and a small team in New York.
In case you haven't heard, Ben Heck makes cool stuff, and he has his own show. His creations span a range of devices, with his works including everything from an Xbox 360 laptop to a custom toilet illuminator. As such, it isn't surprising that he's taken to the Raspberry Pi, turning it into a nifty little portable gaming console. What's better, we get to watch the process from start to finish.
The Raspberry Pi has seen a lot of different uses, and it's one of the most popular DIY toys for electronic hobbyists. In a Reddit thread where users post about all of their different uses for the credit card-sized circuit board, one user in particular has an interesting use: circumventing China's internet firewall to get censor-less WiFi.