Category Archives: Hardware

Raspberry Pi LogoPower A Raspberry Pi For Free With An EE Power Bar

The EE mobile phone network in the UK is offering its customers a free USB rechargeable battery pack. As I’ve tested plenty of power banks in previous posts I’d thought I would see how long it could run a Raspberry … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoSlushEngine Stepper Motor Controller For Raspberry Pi

The SlushEngine Stepper Motor Controller is an add-on board for the Raspberry Pi which allows you to control a number of stepper motors. It has just launched on KickStarter and is already heading towards it’s modest $7,500 target.

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Raspberry Pi LogoBMP180 I2C Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor

The BMP180 device is a digital barometric pressure sensor. This is available on a small module which provides access to the sensor via the I2C interface. This allows us to easily connect it to the Raspberry Pi with a minimum … Continue reading

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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 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 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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