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Raspberry Pi LogoBH1750FVI I2C Digital Light Intensity Sensor

TheBH1750FVI device is a digital light intensity sensor which uses the I2C interface. This allows it to be connected to the Raspberry Pi with only four wires. The module allows quick and cheap ambient light level measurement and the light level can be … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoPiper – The Minecraft Toolbox For Raspberry Pi

Piper is a new Raspberry Pi based toolkit aimed at helping young people learn about technology by using Minecraft as a platform to engage kids in problem solving activities. The product has launched on Kickstarter and is proving extremely popular! There … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoMeasuring Internet Speed In Python Using Speedtest-cli

SpeedTest.net is an excellent website that lets you measure your internet upload and download speed. It’s useful for checking the performance either for fault finding purposes or to see if you are getting the service promised by your ISP. Matt … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRyanteck Debug Clip Add-on For Raspberry Pi

The Ryanteck Debug Clip is an add-on for the Raspberry Pi that provides a serial interface to another computer via USB. The device pushes onto the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO Header leaving the pins free for other devices and add-on boards. … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Format Pi SD Cards Using SD Formatter

If you attempt to re-use an SD card you might find the usable capacity is less than you were expecting. This can be due to partitions previously configured and some “format” utilities can’t remove them. Raspberry Pi SD cards will … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoDigimakers Bristol – 28th February 2015

Although much of the Pi world was talking about the Birthday Party over in Cambridge some of us helped keep the fires of creativity burning in far corners of the UK. In my case Bristol. Which isn’t really a corner … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoPiJuice – The Portable Power Solution for the Raspberry Pi

PiJuice is a new product being launched on KickStarter on 28th February 2015. It provides a wireless, off-grid power solution to for the Raspberry Pi. It can be used as the basis of a solar powered project or as an … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHappy Birthday! The Raspberry Pi Is Three Years Old!

The Raspberry Pi is three years old this weekend and has sold over 5 million units making it the most popular British computer ever made. Sales figures are great but what matters is the user base, community and support. Thankfully that … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoPipsta – The Raspberry Pi Printer With Big Ideas

Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to receive one of the first Pipsta printers. The thermal printer is described by its makers as “a smart little printer that’s full of big ideas” and it gives your Pi the ability … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoPi GPIO Hardware Interfaces Update Feb 2015

The Pi has always supported 1-wire, I2C and SPI interfaces via the GPIO header. These allow various devices to be connected to the Pi and controlled via software. In the recent update to Raspbian some major changes were introduced which changed the … Continue reading

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