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Many people turn to Raspberry Pi for all of their projects. The problem? They’re making the wrong decision. Here’s why you should think twice before using a Raspberry Pi.
Solar panels and batteries are an effective way to power your home in a survival situation, but they aren’t the whole story. Let’s explore some other ways to harness the sun’s energy!
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Gadgets break. From your television to your smartphone, nothing is going to last forever. The question is, when it does break, should you buy a new one or repair it?
As more tech products become impossible to repair ourselves, more people are demanding a change. A growing movement wants the right to repair the things we buy — something already possible with Linux hardware and software.
Dashing.io is an easy way to create gorgeous dashboards. It’s simple to set up on Linux-based machines, meaning you can use it to create a wall-mounted dashboard with a Raspberry Pi.
If you’ve left your Raspberry Pi touchscreen gathering dust in a drawer, one of these ideas should pique your interest enough to get it out again!
RecalBox brings together classic emulators with a fantastic unified user interface that makes choosing games and configuring your controllers easy.
You probably have an old set of speakers lying in some corner. It doesn’t matter whether they still work or not, there’s a perfect weekend DIY project waiting for you.
To do anything with a Raspberry Pi, you’ll need to know how to install an operating system, and software to run on it. If you’re new to Linux, this can be daunting.
You can take care of minor home repairs yourself, instead of paying the handyman. These YouTube videos have all the DIY tips, instructions, and list of tools you need to get everything fixed.
Roll up your sleeves, it’s time to get creative and hands-on to put those old boards to new uses.
After a few failures and experiments building my own fanless, highly efficient computer, I can share three low-wattage builds designs that dispense with most moving parts and minimize the number of fans used.
What can you do with your old RAM modules? Can they be reused? Or recycled? Should they be thrown in the bin? Or can you find a new purpose for old PC memory?
You can buy five meters of RGB LEDs strip lighting for under $10 — so here’s some great project ideas to use them around your home.
Here’s how to build a simple RFID-based smart lock using an Arduino as the backbone and a few cheap components.
I’ve been trying to snap the stars and moon — perhaps even the Aurora Borealis — using my Raspberry Pi for months. Almost every time, it fails, or at best returns distinctly average photos and timelapses.
The shutterbug in you wants the best equipment and fanciest tools. But here’s a surprise: several professional photographers don’t rely on them. Instead, they have tried-and-tested frugal hacks for their equipment.
All mechanical hard drives contain rare earth neodymium magnets. These can be expensive to buy, but old hard drives can easily be harvested for these precious materials?
The Arduino and Raspberry Pi may look quite similar – they’re both cute little circuit boards with some chips and pins on them – but they are in fact very different devices.
Normally, the shape of the bokeh effect is determined by the lens you’re using — but you can use a piece of paper to easily change it into a custom shape instead.
Did you know you can use an Arduino to control the lights in your home? In this article we cover many examples, and they only require some simple components and basic coding knowledge.
When paired with the popular camera module and portable battery, the Raspberry Pi can be used as a surreptitious camera. With this in mind, I recently captured five stunning time lapse videos.
At some point you’re going to want an easy way to get the data off the Pi’s SD card and onto your PC’s HDD. This can be tricky.