Binoculars to PiNoculars: build a long-range recording device

Turn an old pair of binoculars (or a telescope) into a long range recording device with PiNoCulars. This great project adds a Raspberry Pi Camera Module to an old pair of binoculars. The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a great tool for digital making. With it, you can quickly add an 8-megapixel camera to the Raspberry Pi board. It connects directly to the Raspberry Pi using the CSI camera interface,... Read more

Robotics for beginners: build a wheeled CamJam EduKit robot

Getting started with robotics is a dream for many new Raspberry Pi owners, and it’s way easier to build a robot than you think. One of our favourites is the CamJam EduKit 3 Robotics kit by Cambridge Raspberry Jam. The kit is designed by Michael Horne and Tim Richardson, the guys who run CamJam and Pi Wars. Michael and Tim are active members of the Raspberry Pi community. Read more

Networking: Pin the Tail on the Headless Raspberry Pi

Eager to get deeper into robotics after dipping my toe in the water with my BB-8 droid, I purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The first step was to connect to it. But while it has built-in 802.11n wireless, I at first didn’t have a wireless access point, though I eventually did get one. That meant I went through different ways of finding it and connecting to it with my desktop computer.... Read more

DIY an helpful home assistant using Amazon Echo and Raspberry Pi

The maker Jamie McKane decided to build his personal home assistant using Amazon Alexa Voice Service and a Raspberry Pi 3. Alexa is an always-on virtual assistant that allows you to access services and applications using voice commands preceded by the word “Alexa”. He worked to incorporate the wake word that were not originally supported. The hardware you need to create your Alexa-powered assistant is a standard Raspberry Pi 3 Model B... Read more