This unofficial site is devoted to the Raspberry Pi credit card sized computer offering tutorials, guides, resources,scripts and downloads. We hope to help everyone get the most out of their Pi by providing clear, simple articles on configuring, programming and operating it.
You will also find information about the BerryClip addon boards, the easiest, cheapest way to start experimenting with hardware and software.
Posted in BerryClip
One of the questions asked since the beginning of time is ‘why didn’t the Raspberry Pi have a VGA output?’. There were various reasons a few being board space and cost. The Broadcom chip at the heart of the Pi does have the ability to generate a VGA output but it wasn’t possible to implement on a Model A or Model B due to the GPIO header configuration.
With the release of the Model B+ and A+ it is now possible to take advantage of this feature.
Posted in Add-ons
Now that the Christmas decorations are back in the attic, and I’m looking at what Pi projects to tackle in 2015, I thought I’d take a look at my web stats.
Andrew Gale from PocketMoneyTronics.co.uk kindly sent me a GPIO Xmas Tree kit. Today I soldered it up with my son so we could get it set up for Christmas. The plan was to attach it to a Model A+ and power it with a USB battery pack.
Posted in Add-ons
Saturday 6th December 2014 saw the first “Pi Wars” hosted as part of the Cambridge Jam. This is a hugely popular event held at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.
I recently got sent one of Lumsing’s latest USB power banks. As it coincided with the release of the Model A+ I thought it would be a good opportunity to see just how long the battery could run the latest Pi hardware. With the reduced power consumption of the A+ I was potentially looking at a long wait to find out …
Posted in General
In my previous “My Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 1” article I presented my portable Pi system based around an HDMIPi screen. It had various features and I wanted to create a record of everything I configured and installed on it in case I needed to re-create the SD card at some point in the future.
As this information may be useful to others I present it here for reference.
The HDMIPi is a 9 inch screen and enclosure specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi. It was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The screen has a native resolution of 1280×800 and the driver board provides two HDMI inputs.
Posted in Hardware
The new RAVPower RP-PB13 is the second RAVPower battery in my collection and at 14000mAh it is also the largest. It packs in a massive 14000mAh of battery capacity which should be enough for even the most ambitious of Raspberry Pi projects!
It’s early days at the moment but within the first week of the Model A+ release the community has been busy creating custom cases. Pimoroni were quick off the blocks with a variation of their popular PiBow case.
Not to be out done some members of the community have been busy creating custom cases, in some instances before they had even received their Model A+. The popularity of 3D printers has made this sort of activity possible in a way it wasn’t at the time of the original Model B.
Posted in Cases, Model A+
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this set of articles I explained how I made a simple video recording device with the Raspberry Pi, a camera module and a plastic case. It’s simple enough to be mounted wherever you need a video camera.