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Gadget Book: Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids

Happy to flag this one – a new book that may be of interest to younger Gadget Masters: Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids, written by Daniel Bates, a Computer Science researcher at the University of Cambridge.

The publishers, Packt Publishing, write:
This handy guide will launch you into the world of…

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module plugs into PCB design

Here’s an interesting one. The people behind the Raspberry Pi have announced the arrival of a Compute Module, taking the Pi system in a more industrial, professional direction.

Basically, the core technology of a Pi has been repackaged and released into the world in a new form, for those…

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Python powered percussion with the Raspberry Pi Glockenspiel!

Thanks to RaspberryPi.org for highlighting this one, a Raspberry Pi-powered Glockenspiel machine! The software is written in Python, using the GPIO on the device.

The Gadget Master in question is one Ivan Roulson.

Liz Upton writes:
Ivan took that sad glockenspiel home and gave it a Pi for…

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The MagPi finds more energy with solar tracking

Check out the latest issue of  The MagPi, the magazine devoted to all things Raspberry Pi. The latest issue, for April, is number 22 and it’s available for free download.

This month it features the “Reflective Solar Tracker”, a solar cell with a Raspberry Pi that helps to improve…

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The DIY Wi-Fi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera

How neat is this? An interactive, Net-connected camera based on the Raspberry Pi, by courtesy of an additional touchscreen and a camera board. It’s the DIY Wi-Fi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera, by AdaFruit.

The screen is the Adafruit PiTFT, a 2.8″ touchscreen display for the Pi…

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Wolfson adds audiophile sound quality to Raspberry Pi

More details are emerging about the Raspberry Pi audio card that is designed by Edinburgh sound-specialists Wolfson, writes Steve Bush.

The Pi add-on, aimed at audiophiles who want an increase in sound quality over Raspberry Pi’s existing education-grade audio interfaces - is capable of 24bit 96kHz audio…

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RaspMap maps Raspberry Pi components

Maybe a true Gadget Master knows every component on a Raspberry Pi board? Maybe.

I’m not talking about the HDMI connector or the P2 audio plug, but what about the linear regulator or the ultra low dropout regulator?…

Check out this resource, the RaspMap on http://raspmap.tsar.in…

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Pan flute or Raspberry PiFlute?

Music hack of the decade? That’s the title bestowed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation on this lovely piece of cleverness.

It comes from the Way Out West Hackathon 2013 and involves the Pixelfolders party hack team creating a pan flute-based game…

They’ve written in detail about their…

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