Category Archives: Hardware

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 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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Raspberry Pi LogoIntroducing The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

Today saw the release of a new faster Raspberry Pi. This time it’s the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. It now replaces the Model B+ that was released in February 2014 as the front-line model for the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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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 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 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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