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Raspberry Pi Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Raspberry Pi Tips, Tricks & Hacks Raspberry Pi Tips, Tricks & Hacks Vol 2 Revised Edition

The Raspberry Pi has done what everyone thought was impossible: put a customisable computer in your pocket, for the price of a T-shirt. The computer that fits in the palm of your is capable of more than you could ever dream of, and with Raspberry Pi Tips, Tricks & Hacks you will have everything you need to get started with incredible projects. From mastering Python to building a self-driving RC car, you learn it all in this latest volume. Whether you have a Pi Zero or a Pi 3, this book caters to all levels of expertise and budget, and will soon turn you into a Raspberry Pi master. Featuring: 25 Maker Projects for Raspberry Pi 3 – See what options integrated WiFi and Bluetooth have opened up for Pi users. Tips – Kick-start your own projects with innovative ideas. Tricks – Build amazing Pi-powered gadgets from scratch. Hacks – Discover how you can control robots with your Ras Pi.

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it’s easy to install android…

You can put Android on your Raspberry Pi right now by visiting the Razdroid site at www.razdroid.net. There are currently a couple of images, based around both CyanogenMod 7.2 and 9, with different performance capabilities and app compatibility. The images can be put on an SD card using the same method as you would a Linux distro image, and will run from boot without any extra setup needed. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can compile the images from source instead. You’ll be able to make changes, updates and additions as well, if you want to improve the build. The steps on this page will guide you through a basic build of CyanogenMod 7.2, based on Android 2.3, for the Raspberry Pi, using the same files as the Razdroid…

1 min
build a super raspberry pi

The Raspberry Pi is actually quite powerful for its price. On its own, though, you won’t be doing any extraordinary calculations – or compiling or anything strenuous at all, for that matter. However, as it’s readily available and fairly cheap, you can get twenty of them for the price of a new computer. Each of them on their own will be no different, but link them together over a network and you can have them share their power and vastly increase the amount they can process. This kind of setup is generally known as a Beowulf cluster, so named for the eponymous hero of the epic poem in which Beowulf is described as having “thirty men’s heft of grasp in the gripe of his hand”. It’s not ridiculously hard to achieve,…

8 min
build a radio transmitter

Full code FileSilo.co.uk Back in the 1960s, offshore boats were used to broadcast what was then known as ‘pirate’ radio: unlicensed broadcasts that provided an alternative to the BBC’s light program (as the most populist radio station was then known). Pirate radio was a revolution that inspired Radio 1 and commercial broadcasting, but these days you don’t need a boat to pursue your radio DJ dream – just a Raspberry Pi. Add a basic DIY antenna, an SD card with some MP3 tunes saved to it, plus a script to automate playback, and you can follow in the footsteps of John Peel and Tony Blackburn. This is a 50-50 project, one that has a chunk of DIY as well as the usual SD card flashing. You’ll also need a battery pack, so we…

3 min
calibrate a touch screen interface

What you’ll need SD card with up-to-date version of Raspbian PiTFT, fully assembled bit.ly/1jHEJT4 We’ve got a screen with basic touch functionality but where do we go from there? Our first step is to actually make the touch screen usable; it’s resistantstyle touch, so you can use your finger or a stylus with it, and this will affect the calibration of the screen once we get to it. Don’t worry – if you calibrate with one method, you can always go back and recalibrate with another. Once you’ve completed the tutorial on the previous two pages, be sure to give this one a try. Here we’re going to properly set up the touch screen so you can continue to use the Raspberry Pi on the go without any other devices or within…

1 min
master raspberry pi in 7 days

It’s amazing what can be accomplished with the Raspberry Pi if you set your mind to it. They’ve been sent higher into orbit than Felix Baumgartner, they power cutting-edge Bitcoin farms and someone’s even using one to try and translate dog thoughts into speech with a Pi-infused collar. No prizes for guessing where the inspiration for www.nomorewoof.com came f rom. No one really knows if it’s ever going to work, but does it matter? The mere fact that someone’s even trying to bring a piece of Disney fantasy to life using the same technology as your Raspberry Pi is inspiring stuff! While we won’t be taking pictures at four times the altitude of a cruising jumbo jet or translating the musings of a canine companion, the seven projects you’ll find over…

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What you’ll need 1.2 k resistor 2.2 k resistor Light dependent resistor 1 μF capacitor Breadboard and wires You’ve probably all seen those cheap, solar-powered lamps that you can stick into your garden to try and give it a classy bit of illumination during the night. If y ou’ve a ctually g ot one then you may have found out that they don’t shine very brightly and the plastic stakes can be very flimsy. So why not make your own version? What we’ll show you on this page is the beginning of an array of light-sensitive LEDs using a single LED, so that you can understand how the system works. We’ll use a special resistor called a light dependant resistor (LDR) or photoresistor that changes its resistance based on the levels…