Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant (video)

Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant

Anyone who has wanted to build a very own virtual helper might be interested in a project that has been published over on the Instructables website by user Janw that shows you how to make a Raspberry Pi personal assistant.

The project to create the Raspberry Pi personal assistant was inspired when its creator found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom, which has now been modified and refitted to provide a very unique and retro styling to the project.

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Spark Electron Arduino Style Cellular Development Kit

Spark Electron Arduino Style Cellular Development Kit

Makers and developers that are interested in adding cellular connectivity to their projects might be interested in a creation called the Spark Electron that takes the form of a Arduino style cellular development kit.

The Spark Electron Cellular Development Kit comes complete with a a SIM card and affordable data plan from the creators of the Spark Core. Watch the video below to learn more about the new development kit and see it in action.

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Pi Tank 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi Robot (video)

3D Printed

Those luckily enough to own a 3D printer and enjoying building a Raspberry Pi robot, or would like to start, may gain more inspiration from this awesome Pi Tank robot.

The Pi Tank takes that form of a 3D Printed open source Raspberry Pi powered vehicle/robot that can be controlled using a smartphone, thanks to Madis Kaasik and his team of developers and makers.

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Raspberry Pi Portable Created Using Car Backup Monitor

Raspberry Pi Portable

Instructables user “appleman123987” has created a great little Raspberry Pi portable system that includes a 3.5 inch screen using a modified car backup monitor, that has been removed from its casing.

The system is not touchscreen so will required additional keyboard and mouse to control but provides a great portable solution for those looking to take their Raspberry Pi system with them and can be powered by a portable USB battery pack of your choice.

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Raspberry Pi Home Theater Streams Netflix, Amazon And Your Movie Collection (video)


Anyone who enjoys building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC might be interested in a project that has been published by DIY Tryin.

The project transforms a $35 Raspberry Pi into a home theater PC that is capable of streaming media from your home library of movies as well as providing access to stream Netflix and Amazon Instant Videos as well.

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DIY Retro Raspberry Pi Arcade Built Without The Need For Programming (video)

Raspberry Pi Arcade

Now that the new quad core Raspberry Pi 2 into mini computer has been launched providing quad core power for your needs. You might be interested in building your very own retro Raspberry Pi powered arcade cabinet. But if you are a little worried about having to program the mini computer, how about building one with no programming necessary.

The team over at the I Like To Make Stuff website has put together a tutorial together with a list of everything that you require for the Raspberry Pi Arcade as well as providing easy to follow instructions.

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Drogerdy Raspberry Pi 3D Printed Tank Bot Created By Teacher (video)

Raspberry Pi 3D Printed Tank Bot

A high school computer teacher based in Sydney, Australia, has used the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC together with a 3D printed framework together with a few sensors and other components to create a fantastic Tank Bot.

The Drogerdy as its has been named builds on previous designs and is the second prototype out of the jRobot project. The Raspberry Pi tank bot makes use of a number of simple parts to do a whole lot, says its creator.

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DIY Commodore 64 Style All-In-One Powered By 8-bit MOS 6502 CPU

DIY Commodore 64

Makers, developers and hobbyists that are considering building a retro-styled PC system, may be interested in a new DIY Commodore 64 based MOS 6502 microcomputer system, that has been built by Dirk Grappendorf based in Dortmund, Germany.

The DIY Commodore 64 styled project can use a 8-bit MOS 6502 CPU or one of its derivatives and is equipped with an LCD display making the computer portable as well.

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Adafruit PiGRRL Pack Lets Your Easily Create A Raspberry Pi Games Emulator

PiGRRL Pack Raspberry Pi games emulator

If you have just purchased one of the newly launched and more powerful Raspberry Pi quad core mini PCs. That were launched at the start of the week, a Raspberry Pi games emulator might be worth more investigation.

The PiGRRL Pack kit created by Adafruit will allow you to transform your new Raspberry Pi 2 or older Model B in to a Game Boy games emulator with the minimum of hassle for $99.

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RC Millennium Falcon Drone Created By Hobbyist (video)

Millennium Falcon drone

Star Wars fans are sure to want to make of get their hands on this awesome Millennium Falcon drone that has been created by hobbyist and drone master builder and YouTube member, Oliver C, who’s next project is going to be a Tie Fighter.

The Millennium Falcon drone custom skin is constructed from lightweight foam and fits snuggle onto the original chassis of the drone. You can see it being tested as a prototype and flown outside in the videos below.

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OpenPi Raspberry Pi Powered Open Source Wireless System (video)

Raspberry Pi

Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy using the Raspberry Pi to create projects may be interested in OpenPi a new piece of hardware that is powered by the 32 bit ARM based Raspberry Pi Compute Module and soon the Quad core Raspberry Pi version 2.

The OpenPi is also fitted with Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth LE modules allows the small hardware to communicate with ultra-low power remote sensors. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Connect-PI Allows You To Control Multiple Arduino Boards From Your Smartphone (video)

Arduino board

Makers, developers and hobbyists that are looking to remote control multiple Arduino boards may be interested in a new solution created called the Connect-PI.

The Connect-PI consists of two components that include server hardware which is powered by a Raspberry Pi mini PC. Together with a Connect-PI Web application that allows you to access your Arduino boards from your desktop computer, laptop or smartphone using a web browser.

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