by MrLeeh @ instructables.com:
I wanted to have my personal, nice looking Mediabox with a big display and remote control. I’ ve been playing around with the Raspberry for a while so I decided this would be the platform of choice for this project. I’ m actually a fan of Steampunk so I decided to use a Steampunkish style for the box.
Raspberry Mediabox Steampunk style – [Link]
by Sam Freeman and Wynter Woods @ makezine.com:
This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers).
PiFM software not only boldly enhances the capability of your Pi, but does so with nothing more than a single length of wire. This hack starts with the absolute minimum you need to run a Raspberry Pi — an SD card, a power source, and the board itself — and adds one piece of wire. It’s the coolest Pi device we’ve ever seen with so few materials.
Raspberry Pirate Radio – [Link]
RS Components just announced the availability of Raspberry Pi Model B +.
After the success with Model B, three million items sold, Raspberry Pi has been enhanced with several new features and functions included in the Model B + version. Apparently:
the energy consumption of the Pi Model B+ are significantly lower (between 20% and 30% less than the B)
I / O lines have been expanded replacing the GPIO socket with one for 40-pin connectors (pinout for the first 26 contacts remains identical to that of the original Model B)
The number of USB ports is doubled from two to four
The new Raspberry B+ is here for RasPi lovers – [Link]
Gert van Loo, the Broadcom employee responsible for the RPi alpha build has now come up with the Gertduino. He also gave us the GertBoard GPIO Expansion board some time ago which provides general purpose I/Os, LEDs and motor driver capabilities for the Rpi. Gert’s latest creation, the Gertduino board, plugs onto the RPi and connects it to virtually any existing Arduino Shield. The board itself basically offers the same functionality as the Arduino-Uno but with some added features thrown in.
As well as an ATmega328 and ATmega48 (both of which can be programmed from the Raspberry Pi using the Arduino GUI or the GCC Atmel compiler), the Gertduino packs a real time clock, 16MHz oscillator, IRDA interface, RS232 level converter and a battery back-up power supply for the ATmega48.
Gertduino: The Raspberry Pi /Arduino Missing Link – [Link]
See a Raspberry Pi constructed from scratch. From start to finish we show the manufacturing process of the Raspberry Pi at the Sony facility in Pencoed South Wales: assembly, inspection and testing. Claire Doyle, Head of Raspberry Pi Global Division at Element 14, and Gareth Jones, Senior Manager New Business Development at Sony Uk Tech, talk us through the process.
How they make Raspberry Pi in the UK – [Link]
A smaller version of the Raspberry Pi computer built in the UK is driving the cost to under $25. [via]
element14 has announced the launch of the new credit card sized Raspberry Pi Model A board in Europe, selling at under $25. It uses the same 700MHz ARM1176 Broadcom BCM2835 processor but only 256MB of RAM is included as standard, there is no Ethernet connection and only one USB port, but it does use considerably less energy for battery-powered applications.
Smaller Raspberry Pi costs under $25 – [Link]
The circuit for this project is quite simple. Its purpose is to adapt the GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi to the voltages expected by the PIC. It also provides LEDs for diagnostic purposes.
PIC Programmer for the Raspberry Pi – [Link]
APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) is an amateur-radio based system for realtime communication using digital packets sent over radio links. I present here, an implementation of an APRS iGate using the Raspberry-Pi. An APRS iGate is an Internet gateway that gates packets from the radio/RF side to the APRS-IS on the Internet (and vice-versa). The APRS-IS is an Internet based network that connects APRS networks from all around the world and facilitates APRS applications (like realtime postion reporting of objects overlaid over google maps, see aprs.fi)
piGate – an APRS iGate implementation using the Raspberry-Pi – [Link]
Hot off the heels of last month’s Raspberry Pi manufacturing deal with Sony, element14 today announced its continued partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, launching an upgraded 512 MB version of the credit card-sized development board. Featuring double the RAM, the higher performance mini-computer is suited to multimedia, high-memory and mobile applications. The additional memory is also an enabler to allow the Raspberry Pi to run a future version of an Android 4.0 operating system.
The $35 Raspberry PI 512MB board is available now at element14 on a first come first served basis through its brands Newark element14 in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, and element14 in Asia Pacific, as well as through subsidiaries CPC in the UK and MCM Electronics in the US.
Members of the element14 Community are invited to join the discussion online and share ideas and plans for the Raspberry Pi on the dedicated Raspberry Pi Group, bolstering more than 7,000 new members from across the globe. Plus, make sure to check out the revolutionary board and accompanying accessories on display at electronica in Munich, Germany on November 13-16, 2012.
The full press release is included below with additional details. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to speak with an element14 representative about the new Raspberry Pi development board and its impact on the programming revolution.
Element14 launches new Raspberry Pi Board; drives programming revolution forward – [Link]
This version is much more secure and could easily be used across the internet with very few security concerns. A brief outline:
- A server program that runs on the Raspberry Pi to read variables
- A MySQL database to store the variables in
- An Apache2 served webpage to allow control of the variables
Web Control of Raspberry Pi GPIO – [Link]