Author Archives: Matt

Raspberry Pi LogoIntroducing The Gert VGA 666 Adapter For Raspberry Pi

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 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Spy Top 10 Posts of 2014

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.

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry GPIO Xmas Tree Add-on

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 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoPi Wars – Saturday 6th December 2014

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.

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Raspberry Pi LogoLumsing “Harmonica” 10400mAh Power Bank Test

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 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoMy Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 2

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 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoMy Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 1

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.

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Raspberry Pi LogoRAVPower RP-PB13 14000mAh Li-on Battery Power Bank Test

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!

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Model A+ Cases

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 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Create A Raspberry Pi Video Capture Unit – Part 3

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 … Continue reading

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