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Raspberry Pi Pandora streamer

Posted March 6, 2015 by Chris

"I recently finished a project to turn the Raspberry Pi into a music streamer….I knew it was possible, and I wanted to try to figure it out by myself. My basic justification for the project was that I listen to a lot of music on Pandora or Spotify while reading and doing homework.."

Controlling a Lego motor with the Raspberry Pi

Posted February 12, 2015 by Chris

"After purchasing the latest version, I tried putting one of the Lego motors we have around the house through its paces. Using one of the older models (4.5v Lego motor #6216m) and learning from the examples in the Python Gertboard Suite made crafting my own setup surprisingly easy."

High speed data acquisition with Raspberry Pi

Posted January 9, 2015 by Chris

"Another common question is can I use the Raspberry Pi for data acquisition on its own?
Raspberry Pi Gertboard. The short answer is yes, but for digital signals only and only at relatively slow speeds. If you are serious about data acquisition, especially analog or mixed signal work, you’ll need a peripheral device to plug into Raspberry Pi to provide the necessary I/O."

Analyze Infrared Remote Signals with PiFace Control and Display

Posted January 8, 2015 by Chris

"While sitting in my chair today, I got bored with whatever else I was doing, so I stopped and decided to set up a secondary Raspberry Pi to see just how easy it is to get the PiFace Control and Display up and running, and start analyzing infrared remote codes with it."

Pi On The Wall – wall mounted home server

Posted December 28, 2014 by Chris

"This is Part 2 of a series of blogs regarding the development of a wall-mounted server based on the Raspberry Pi, featuring WiFi and a colour touchscreen."

Super Nintendo Pi

Posted December 20, 2014 by Chris

"Super Nintendo Pi is an emulation system that focuses on emulating SNES games. The enclosure is an SNES console, including the game controllers. This project is not limited to just playing SNES ROMS, but other ROMS as well."