Category Archives: Hardware

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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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Create A Raspberry Pi Video Capture Unit – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 I’ll explain how you can install the Python software and get your own Video Capture Unit up and running.

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Create A Raspberry Pi Video Capture Unit – Part 1

One hundred and fifty posts later I decided I should really complete a project I’ve been thinking about ever since I got my first Pi. That is a simple video capture unit that would be able to record video, in a … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoNew Raspberry Pi Model A+ Revealed

Looks like the new Raspberry Pi Model A+ is ready to be released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. As expected it is very similar to the Model B+ with the network socket removed. In this regard it follows the same … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoProtoCam – A Camera Module Prototyping Board For The Pi

Richard from AveragemanVsRaspberryPi has kindly sent me a preview version of his new camera module prototyping board. This board aims to make it even easier to create camera based projects on the Pi. The camera is attached to the board … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Logo32×32 RGB LED Matrix On The Raspberry Pi

At the last Cambridge Jam I picked up a 32×32 LED matrix panel from SK Pang. This consists of 1024 RGB leds and is used as a building block for those large displays you see in stadiums. I could only … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoFarnell PiFace Control & Display Raspberry Pi Add-on Board

The PiFace Control and Display (PiFace CAD) addon for the Raspberry Pi is a great way of adding a screen and buttons to your Pi. Once you’ve installed the Python libraries it is easy to get your code to interact … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi USB Power Bank Mega Test August 2014

Recently I was sent a new USB Power Bank by Lumsing. Rather than test it in isolation I decided to test against the three existing battery packs I already had. This would give a better point of comparison but would also … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Model B+ 3.5mm Audio/Video Jack

The Model B+ features a new 3.5mm audio jack which also includes the composite video signal. This has allowed for the removal of the composite video socket found on the Model B. The new jack is a 4-pole socket which … Continue reading

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