Raspberry Pi Zero flies drones on autopilot

Drone maker Erle Robotics has come up with a autopilot daughterboard for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Called PXFmini, it can be used to create a ready-to-fly autopilot with support for Dronecode’s open source unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform and APM flight stack. The daughter-board, priced at €69, has been designed specially for the Raspberry Pi … Read full article: Raspberry Pi Zero flies drones on autopilot Read more

Raspberry Pi Zero W fixes networking omission

Issue 40 of the MagPi magazine changed everything I thought I knew about computing and technology. In the 1990s and early 2000s, tech publications drew subscribers by giving freebies with their magazines. First, with CDs and then DVDs, magazines came with free demos of games, shareware applications, and even limited internet service provider memberships. In the open source world, magazines gave away Linux distributions ready to be booted and installed.... Read more

Building an OBD Speed Pulse: Behold the ICE

I am a crappy software coder when it comes down to it. I didn’t pay attention when everything went object oriented and my roots were always assembly language and Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) anyways. So it only natural that I would reach for a true In-Circuit-Emulator (ICE) to finish of my little OBDII bus to speed pulse generator widget. ICE is a hardware device used to debug embedded systems.... Read more

Raspberry Digital Signage 9.0 Supports Raspberry Pi Zero W, Based on Chromium 56

After informing us last month about the release of Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 for Raspberry Pi single-board computers, Binary Emotions is informing us today about the availability of Raspberry Digital Signage 9.0. Raspberry Digital Signage is an open source digital signage operating system solution designed specifically for all Raspberry Pi models. For those unfamiliar with digital signage solutions, they’re created to display a full-screen web browser that’s restricted to a specified... Read more

DIY Tiny Single-PCB Synthesizer

[Jan Ostman] has been pushing the limits of sound synthesis on the lowly AVR ATMega microcontrollers, and his latest two project is so cute that we just had to write it up. The miniTS shares the same basic sound-generation firmware with his previous TinyTS, which we’ve covered here before, but adds a lot more keys, an OLED, and MIDI, while taking away some of the knobs. Both feature keyboards that... Read more