Building a sensing prosthetic with the Raspberry Pi

Content advisory: this article contains frank discussions of breast cancer. What’s the first question you ask your surgeon when you’re discussing reconstruction options after breast cancer? “How many USB ports can you give me?” is probably not the one that comes to mind for many people! Although the remark was said jokingly, it sparked a thread that would ultimately become SenseBreast—an early prototype of a sensing mastectomy prosthetic, based on... Read more

essentialQuotes Displays Community Support from Tweets and Web Posts on RGB Matrices @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

We are what we celebrate. TechAhoy Inc. has put together a project that displays supportive messages for all to see. From the creator on hackster.io: During difficult and uncertain times, messages of hope, strength, and encouragement can have a meaningful impact. EssentialQuotes is a project designed to capture outpouring of community support from tweets and simple messages. Received messages are displayed on a chain of 64×32 RGB matrices. See project!Each... Read more

Setting up Home Assistant on the Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

via PiMyLifeUpHome Assistant is an open-source home automation software that was built with devices like the Raspberry Pi in mind. The software is designed with a focus on protecting your privacy and keeping control in the user’s hand. Using Home Assistant, you can track the state of all the devices in your home. You can even set up an automation to interact with them..Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit!... Read more

Digital Making at Home: Making games @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberrPi

Rad new series from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.When you’re part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation community, you’re a part of a global family of young creators who bring things to life with the power of digital making. We imagine that, given the current changes we’re all navigating, there are probably more of you who are interested in creating new and exciting things at home. And we want to help you!... Read more

JustBuilding Made This Pipboy From Scrap #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Nothing better than turning rando items on your shelf into treasure! From JustBuilding on Instructables:This is my working Pipboy, built from random junk from the garage and a raid of my electronic components stock. I found this a challenging build and it took me several months of work, so I would not categorise this as a complete beginners project. Skills needed include plastic and wood work, electronics and coding. and... Read more

Teaching Science With An Empty Soda Bottle

Creating the next generation of scientists and engineers starts by getting kids interested in STEM at an early age, but that’s not always so easy to do. There’s no shortage of games and movies out there to entertain today’s youth, and just throwing a text book at them simply isn’t going to cut it anymore. Modern education needs to be engrossing and hands-on if it’s going to make an impact.... Read more

The ATtiny Series Is A Great Companion In Isolation

As a consequence of the social distancing and self isolation, many a maker has been searching for ways to cure boredom. So what happens when you put a maker in a closed space with electronics parts. The answer is a bunch of random microcontroller projects that help beat boredom. [Danac1886] posts a video with a bunch of experiments with the ATtiny series of microcontrollers which can be a source of... Read more

DIY ESP32 Alarm System Leverages 433 MHz Sensors

There’s a huge market for 433 MHz alarm system hardware out there, from PIR motion detectors to door and window sensors. If you want to put them to work, all you need is a receiver, a network-enabled microcontroller, and some code. In his latest video, [Aaron Christophel] shows how easy it can be. In essence, you connect a common 433 MHz receiver module to an ESP32 or ESP8266 microcontroller, and... Read more