Tech news tagged ‘Raspberry Pi’

PiFace Relay+ and MotorControl competition

Time for another Gadget Master competition. It’s well overdue!

The Raspberry Pi always proves popular, so how about a chance to get your hands on a PiFace Relay+ and PiFace MotorControl Extra. We have fifty of these pairs of kit to give away, in association with Farnell element14.


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Hail the home automation competition winner!

Hail Gadget Master Frederick Vandenbosch. He has just won a “Forget Me Not” challenge in which 15 finalists were challenged to create a home automation system inspired by the internet of things…

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Raspberry Pi gets real-time clock board

Meant to flag this last week – the Shim RTC. Element 14 has added the real-time clock (RTC) board to its Raspberry Pi add-on line-up, writes Steve Bush…

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DevBoard Watch: Raspberry Pi Compute Module Dev Kit

element14 is launching the Raspberry Pi Compute Development Kit, to allow design engineers to test the power of the new Raspberry Pi variant, which is aimed at industrial or embedded applications.

Basically, the core technology of a Pi has been repackaged and released in a new form, aimed at those…

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The MagPi builds a Pi oscilloscope

The magazine devoted to all things Raspberry Pi, The MagPi, has published its latest issue. As always, it’s available for free download.

What’s in the June (#24) issue? There’s an article describing how to use the Raspberry Pi as a 10 Msps scope, how to build a…

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Most read Gadget Master posts in May

Gather ye web stats while ye May…

We are already into the month of June, but let’s pause a while to consider which posts have proved the most popular in the month of May.

Topics covered include RioT devboards, EV3 robots, a barcode scanner, and electric go-karts…


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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 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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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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