Track Overhead Flights with a Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless, a Software Defined Radio, and FlightAware #piday #…

The Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is a $10 microcomputer capable of a great many things. This article shows you two ways to use this Pi to track flights in your area. It also demonstrates how it can control a 64×64 RGB matrix to display flight numbers! In this article, I’ll do three separate projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless. In Project 1, I’ll create a plane-tracking device using PiAware.... Read more

Tinkernut’s do-it-yourself Pi Zero audio HAT

Why buy a Raspberry Pi Zero audio HAT when Tinkernut can show you how to make your own? Adding Audio Output To The Raspberry Pi Zero – Tinkernut Workbench The Raspberry Pi Zero W is an amazing miniature computer piece of technology. I want to turn it into an epic portable Spotify radio that displays visuals such as Album Art. So in this new series called “Tinkernut Workbench”, I show... Read more

FlowCode Graphical Programming

If you’ve ever been curious if there’s a way to program microcontrollers without actually writing software, you might be interested in FlowCode. It isn’t a free product, but there is a free demo available. [Web learning] did a demo of programming a Nucleo board using the system. You can check it out below. The product looks slick and it supports a dizzying number of processors ranging from AVR (yes, it... Read more

Pigeon: An Open source Raspberry PI Zero W Cloud Camera by @geraldoramos

Pigeon is a simple cloud home surveillance camera project that uses the new Raspberry Pi Zero W single board computer ($10). It uses a custom designed 3D printed enclosure that fits the board and the camera. A wall mount is also included. The software should work with any Raspberry PI version, but the 3D design is made specifically for the PI Zero W platform. The goal of this project is... Read more

Pix-E Raspberry Pi Gif Camera by Nick Brewer

This is the PIX-E Gif Camera! My thought process was that I wanted to create a camera that recalled those days when disposable cameras were a thing. Anyone with intermediate making/printing/coding skills should be able to put this together pretty easily. Print out the three pieces and follow the instructions on Make Community Projects! I’ve included the 123D Design file so feel free to modify the design to fit... Read more

Using public LIDAR data to generate 3D maps in Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi

In 2015, the Environment Agency released it’s LIDAR data to the general public. LIDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) uses a laser “to scan and map the landscape from above”. Stefan Janusz from Defra Digital has posted a way of using this data on a Raspberry Pi (not to mention Macs and Windows machines) to generate 3D terrain maps based on this data. Read more

JustBoom DAC HAT review

The JustBoom range of Pi products comprises three main types – DAC, Amp, and Digi – featuring different sets of outputs for different uses. Each is available in full-size HAT and Pi Zero-size pHAT form, ready-assembled. All are based on the I2S (inter-IC sound) standard. The full article can be found in The MagPi 56 and was written by Phil King. Here we’re taking a look at the DAC HAT,... Read more