Raspberry Pi LogoLumsing “Harmonica” 10400mAh Power Bank Test

Lumsing Harmonica Battery

I recently got sent one of Lumsing’s latest USB power banks. As it coincided with the release of the Model A+ I thought it would be a good opportunity to see just how long the battery could run the latest Pi hardware. With the reduced power consumption of the A+ I was potentially looking at a long wait to find out …

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Raspberry Pi LogoMy Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 2

HDMIPi Keyboard and Mouse

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 installed on it in case I needed to re-create the SD card at some point in the future.

As this information may be useful to others I present it here for reference.

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Raspberry Pi LogoMy Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 1

HDMIPi Keyboard and Mouse

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

RAVPower RP-PB13 14000mAh Power Bank

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

Pimoroni PiBow Model A+

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 out done some members of the community have been busy creating custom cases, in some instances before they had even received their Model A+. The popularity of 3D printers has made this sort of activity possible in a way it wasn’t at the time of the original Model B.

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Create A Raspberry Pi Video Capture Unit – Part 3

Dash Cam Windscreen Mount

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 need a video camera.

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

RPiSpy Video Capture Unit

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

RPiSpy Video Capture Unit

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 loop, with the minimum amount of hardware and setting up.

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Raspberry Pi LogoNew Raspberry Pi Model A+ Revealed

Raspberry Pi Model A+

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 design principle as the Model A/B boards.

The most noticeable difference is the board size has been reduced making this the smallest Pi yet.

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Raspberry Pi LogoEnabling The I2C Interface On The Raspberry Pi

I2C Logo

I2C is a multi-device bus used to connect low-speed peripherals to computers and embedded systems. The Raspberry Pi supports this interface on its GPIO header and it is a great way to connect sensors and devices. Once configured you can connect more than one device without using up additional pins on the header.

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