Power Your Raspberry Pi Via Ethernet With New PoE Adaptor Board

Raspberry Pi

Anyone who enjoys building electronic projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC. Might be interested to know that this week Silvertel the UK-based manufacturer has released a circuit and PCB layout for a new 5V PoE adapter board.

The 5V PoE adapter board enables you to power your Raspberry Pi over Ethernet and the documents provide you with a list of all the components you will require to purchase to construct your PoE splitter board.

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RasPiO Portsplus 2 Port ID Board For The Raspberry Pi Model B+

Raspberry Pi

Hobbyists, makers and developers looking for Port iD board to make using the Raspberry Pi Model B+ single board mini PC even more enjoyable might be interested in the new device launched this week called the RasPiO Portsplus 2.

The RasPiO Portsplus 2 has been designed for the new Raspberry Pi B+ and provides handy labelling for the ports removing the need for youth count the pins every time you would like to make a connection.

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Alienware Alpha Mini Gaming Desktop System Available To Pre-Order For $549

Alienware Alpha

Alienware has announced that their new Alienware Alpha mini desktop games systems which have been specifically designed around Valve’s Steam Big-Picture mode, is now available to pre-order from $549 running the Windows 8.1 operating system.

Dell have designed their new Alienware Alpha system to provide a Windows or Steam OS system that is not much larger than a console controller and can be used without the need for a mouse or keyboard if desired via the custom design user interface and a controller.

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3D Printed Oculus Rift Style DIY Virtual Reality Headset (video)

Virtual Reality headset

If you have a 3D printer and fancy creating your very own Oculus Rift style 3D printed virtual reality headset you might be interested in a new tutorial which has been created by the team at Adafruit.

The design of the DIY virtual reality headset is similar to that of the VR2GO mobile viewer and is made up of a number of components including a 5.6″ Display, 9-DOF IMU Breakout board and a Arduino Micro board. Check out the video after the jump to learn more.

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Raspberry Pi PyID Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Algorithm (video)

Raspberry Pi PyID

Raspberry Pi makers and developers looking to add extra functionality to their projects might be interested in a new Raspberry Pi PyID optical character recognition (OCR) algorithm which has been created specifically for the single board mini PC by Migel Tissera.

The Raspberry Pi PyID code is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $2,000 in pledges and will be released under MIT Licence, enabling minimal restrictions for use.

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Alienware 13 Touchscreen Gaming Notebook Is Dells Thinnest To Date

Alienware 13

Dell has this week taken the wraps of its new gaming notebook the company has created and added to its range of Alienware system in the form of the new Alienware 13 touchscreen gaming system.

The Alienware 13 laptop is Alienware’s thinnest system to date and offers users a 13-inch, IPS touchscreen display sporting a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels on the high end system.

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iGuardian Home Internet Security System Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Home Internet Security

Internet users looking to keep their networks and connected devices safe from malware and other exploits that might want to access your data, documents or devices, and would like to tighten up their home Internet security.

Maybe interested in a new small home Internet security system which has been created called the iGuardian, which has been designed and developed by Itus Networks based in San Jose California.

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New AMD SSD Hardware Range For Gamers Unveiled In Leaked Product Slide


AMD is currently in the process of preparing to launch a new range of solid state drives (SSD) which it has created specifically for the gaming market and will launch under the Radeon brand.

The new AMD SSD range will be available in a variety of storage capacities including 120GB, 240GB and 480GB and will compete directly with the likes of Intel, Samsung and Kingston who already have SSD products in the market.

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The TI-Pi An Awesome Raspberry Pi Powered TI-99/4A (video)

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Makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board minicomputer, are sure to enjoy this new creation which has used the Raspberry Pi to power a TI-99/4A which has now been aptly named the TI-Pi.

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was one of the first home computers and was released way back in 1981 and was the predecessor to the popular Commodore 64.

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Zcan Portable Wireless Scanner Mouse (video)

Wireless Scanner

Anyone needing to use a wireless scanner to collect inspiration, receipts or anything else quick and conveniently from hard copy into digital, might be interested in this handy new wireless scanning mouse called the Zcan Wireless, that will allow you to drop that oversized desktop scanner and own something much more portable.

The Zcan Wireless scanning mouse is being marketed as the worlds very first 2-in-1 wireless scanner mouse that allows you to scan anywhere with ease. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the scanner mouse project and see it in action.

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