Raspberry Pi

DIYer creates tiny Simpsons TV that plays random episodes on demand

DIYer creates tiny Simpsons TV that plays random episodes on demand

A Redditor who goes by the name "Buba447" recently shared one of the most unique Raspberry Pi projects we've seen in a while: a miniature version of the television from animated sitcom The Simpsons. This is more than a mere model, mind, offering users on-demand access to random episodes of the hit series.

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Windows 11 on ARM runs well on Lumia 950 XL and RPi 4

Windows 11 on ARM runs well on Lumia 950 XL and RPi 4

The next big leap for Windows 11 is already starting on the wrong foot, and it hasn't even launched yet. Microsoft's inconsistent and unclear requirements have left people scratching their heads. The final word on existing PCs with Intel and AMD processors is still up in the air at this point, but the story for ARM-based devices is so much simpler. It seems that only Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are officially supported, but that hasn't stopped some developers from making Windows 11 run on other ARM devices, including an old Lumia 950 XL.

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Raspberry Pi and OpenScan make a better 3D scanner than your phone

Raspberry Pi and OpenScan make a better 3D scanner than your phone

I have a question about 3D scanning devices: Why aren't they easier to access? Today a project by Thomas Megel made the rest of the handheld smart device universe look silly by comparison. With OpenScan project software, Raspberry Pi, and the Pi camera v2.1, Megel created a budget-friendly 3D-scanning system that's able to capture highly accurate 10-micron 3D scans with relative ease.

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Google Alto is “A Little Teachable Object” for machine learning

Google Alto is “A Little Teachable Object” for machine learning

Google Creative Lab this week revealed a project called Alto. Alto by Google Creative Lab is a "teachable object using the Coral USB Accelerator." It's made to allow users to get a very basic handle on machine learning in a way that's adaptable to hardware projects of all sorts. The code and template for this project are all free for access.

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Raspberry Pi Pico released: microcontroller launches RP2040 chip

Raspberry Pi Pico released: microcontroller launches RP2040 chip

Today the first Raspberry Pi microcontroller was released for approximately $4 USD. This device is the Raspberry Pi Pico, built on RP2040, a "brand-new chip" developed at Raspberry Pi. This device bridges the gap between the still relatively heavyweight computation handled by the Raspberry Pi proper, and the computing that should be handled by a much lower power microcontroller. Today Raspberry Pi began rolling forth into the microcontroller universe.

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Raspberry Pi VCR plays full-length movies on a single floppy disk

Raspberry Pi VCR plays full-length movies on a single floppy disk

There have been a lot of retro projects and products over the years, especially on crowdfunding platforms, that try to bring the past forward to the present. A few of those let you actually relive that past as it was back then, but even fewer actually let you use technologies and objects long gone. That is one of the things that makes this "LimaTek Diskmaster" project intriguing and, to be honest, hilarious as it tries to cram a feature-length film inside an ancient 3.5-inch floppy disk.

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Raspberry Pi 4 finally gets an official case fan

Raspberry Pi 4 finally gets an official case fan

The Raspberry Pi 4 is arguably the most powerful iteration of the popular single-board computer or SBC. The Raspberry Pi Foundation definitely turned it up to 11 with the memory options, ports, and processor, making the tiny computer a more viable desktop alternative. Unlike more established desktops, however, the RPi 4 might have some problem keeping its cool under prolonged heavy loads. For that purpose, the RPi Foundation has, at long last, launched an official fan that easily integrates into the official case for the Raspberry Pi 4.

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Raspberry Pi 400 is a cheap PC inside a keyboard

Raspberry Pi 400 is a cheap PC inside a keyboard

One of the big challenges during the global pandemic has been finding enough space and computers for entire families to work and learn from home. One of the least expensive ways to acquire another basic desktop PC has been the Raspberry Pi. However, having to build a desktop using the developer board isn't for everyone.

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 comes in a more compact form

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 comes in a more compact form

The Raspberry Pi single-board computers or SBCs have long been the darling of makers and tinkerers because of their size and their price. The RPis, however, have also served as the foundation of more formal products that take advantage of the platform more than just the package. For these types of uses, The Raspberry Pi Foundations has provided smaller but also less featured Compute Modules and the latest version based on the RPi 4 shrinks that size down even further with one important consequence.

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CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

So you've got a kid who wants to learn how computers work. Or you're an individual that likes to fiddle around with electronics and want to make it count with a kit that'll teach you what all the plugging and playing means. That's what this device delivers. That's what CrowPi2 was made for - discovering not only how computer parts fit together and function, but how computer code makes the whole thing run.

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CutiePi is an open source and portable Raspberry Pi tablet

CutiePi is an open source and portable Raspberry Pi tablet

The Raspberry Pi opened up a whole new world of DIY projects but it has ironically been more difficult to actually produce a "normal" RPi-powered computer that doesn't look like a Frankensteined contraption. There are, of course, some kits that let you easily assemble a Raspberry Pi desktop, laptop, or even tablet, but those look more like things you'd rather leave at home than be caught dead using it outside. It's for that exact use case that CutiePi was born and now the ready-to-use RPi Tablet has launched on Kickstarter to bring all that to everyone willing to take the risk.

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Raspberry Pi 4 8GB released amid big software shake-up

Raspberry Pi 4 8GB released amid big software shake-up

Raspberry Pi has upgraded its flagship board, with the Raspberry Pi 4 now coming in an 8GB RAM flavor for those who need more memory. Still unexpectedly affordable, the new Raspberry Pi 4 8GB comes less than a year after the company launched the fourth-generation model, during which time it says there have been almost 3 million sales.

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