Raspberry Pi

Quaver multiplayer piano records your jam and uploads to the web

Quaver multiplayer piano records your jam and uploads to the web

The quaver piano is an interesting upright piano that at first glance looks like any other piano that you might have seen in a home or church around the world. The big difference is that the Quaver piano is very brightly colored and has some interesting buttons on the cover that hides the wires and turning board.

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Raspberry Pi digital display launches with 800 x 480 resolution

Raspberry Pi digital display launches with 800 x 480 resolution

The little Raspberry Pi developer board is an item that tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts have been using for a long time to build up all sorts of projects that need electronics to work. One of the things that many fans of the Raspberry Pi have been anxiously waiting for was a display made specifically to support Raspberry Pi projects. That wait is finally over with the official Raspberry Pi touch display going on sale today.

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Orange Pi PC trumps the Raspberry Pi in price

Orange Pi PC trumps the Raspberry Pi in price

Although there have been many development boards before it, like the Arduino and BeagleBoard, the Raspberry Pi undoubtedly started a new trend of offering those same benefits with a more open hardware and, perhaps more importantly, a more affordable price tag. That has spurred a host of other boards, clones even, that try to repeat the magic of the RPi. Like this awesomely (not) named Orange Pi PC, from the makers of the Orange Pi, 1 and 2. They're advantage over the RPi? 20 bucks less.

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Windows 10 IoT Core is out, powers air hockey robot

Windows 10 IoT Core is out, powers air hockey robot

Following up on its promise to woo hackers, makers, and tinkerers. Microsoft is making available the first ever general release of the Windows 10 version that works on embedded devices. Dubbed the Internet of Things Core or IoT Core for short, this incarnation of Windows 10 was meant to run on low-powered development boards such as the Raspberry Pi and the MinnowBoard Max. This is potentially the most compact version of Windows to date (excluding the now defunct Windows CE) and helps keep Windows relevant beyond traditional computing devices.

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Raspberry Pi 2, Kinect make for a handy 3D scanner

Raspberry Pi 2, Kinect make for a handy 3D scanner

Microsoft may have hit on a mixed jackpot with the Kinect. While Xbox gamers might consider it a very optional, sometimes even unwanted, accessory, makers and tinkerers have flocked to it for how it made 3D scanning technology available the masses at an affordable price. However, it requires to be connected either to an Xbox or to a PC in order to function, which puts hard limits on its portability. But throw in a Raspberry Pi 2 into the mix, one of the most portable computers around, and you're good to go. Literally.

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Wi-Fi proxy could thwart cops, spies from finding you

Wi-Fi proxy could thwart cops, spies from finding you

The almost ridiculous extents which government agencies go through to get otherwise private data is sometimes being matched by equally almost ridiculous extents to protect it. Since Tor and VPNs no longer seem to be enough to protect user privacy, for good or for ill, some have taken seemingly drastic countermeasures. Like this Proxyham for example, which combines a Wi-Fi proxy with the concept of a HAM radio. Not only does it let users anonymously connect to Wi-Fi using almost unidentifiable low frequency radio channels, it also lets them connect from about 2.5 miles away.

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Raspberry Pi’s official case for matchbox-sized PC, cheaper than a box of matches

Raspberry Pi’s official case for matchbox-sized PC, cheaper than a box of matches

Raspberry Pi, the micro-sized PC adored by hackers and maker hobbyists, has been getting a lot of love lately in the form of new accessories and features. Now users can give the little device a proper housing, thanks to the first official case from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While users often piece together some form of a case themselves — with Lego being a popular option — the best part about the official offering is that it'll cost less than a combo meal at the drive-thru: just over $8!

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Game Boy XXL: a larger than life trip down memory lane

Game Boy XXL: a larger than life trip down memory lane

Forget about playing on your itsy bitsy smartwatch screen (or running a full desktop OS, for that matter). Playing games on the big screen is the way to go. OK, maybe there are times when that can also be taken too far, like this latest toy, if you can still call it that, to come out of Hack-a-Day. If you thought the 3DS XL was large, take a gander at its ridiculously large ancestor. The Game Boy XXL lets you play your favorite childhood titles, and then some.

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Windows 10 available now for Raspberry Pi 2

Windows 10 available now for Raspberry Pi 2

The operating system known as Windows 10 Internet of Things Core Insider Preview becomes available today for Raspberry Pi 2. This system requires that users already have Windows 10 Insider Preview for their standard PC - Windows, not a virtual machine, and that they have a Raspberri Pi 2 - of course. This system needs a 5V micro USB power supply as well as an HDMI cable if display is desired, an ethernet cable, and an 8GB micro SD card - class 10 or better. If you're good here, you're about to be good to go on your Pi 2.

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Raspberry Pi gets an ePaper display screen from PaPiRus

Raspberry Pi gets an ePaper display screen from PaPiRus

Raspberry Pi has practically unlimited possibilities in the hands of talented hackers and makers. Even Silicon Valley giants like Microsoft are realizing Raspberry Pi's potential, as Windows 10 will have support for the DIY developer's board. Now, the same e-ink that has been successfully used in various devices from the original Amazon Kindle to Pebble's smartwatch can be incorporated into Pi creations. Pi Supply is using Kickstarter to crowdfund its PaPiRus HAT, so hackers will now have the choice of an e-ink screen HAT for their mini computers.

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Updated Creator CI20: a beefier RPi B+ but MIPS

Updated Creator CI20: a beefier RPi B+ but MIPS

When it comes to hackers and makers, no platform and no development board probably rings louder than ARM and the Raspberry Pi. But they not the only options, not by a long shot. Last year, Imagination Technologies, who makes the PowerVR GPUs among other things, reminded us of that other but less talked about geek darling, the MIPS architecture. It also revealed its own blessed development board, the Creator CI20, which has just been updated to again take on the RPi by taking the fight to the cloud.

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Kano gets an upgrade with Raspberry Pi 2

Kano gets an upgrade with Raspberry Pi 2

This week the folks behind the kid-aimed Kano computer-building kit have brought an upgraded package to market. The newest version of Kano comes with a Raspberry Pi 2. Along with it comes six times the load speed. Those with the first version of the Kano build-your-own computer kit now have access to the Powerup Kit, an extension pack for Raspberry Pi 1 users that makes the Kano kit faster and able to work with brand new creations. This kit is available from the Kano crew as of this week.

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