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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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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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