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NEW PRODUCTS – Panel-Mount Banana Jacks + Solder-Free Stackable Banana Plugs

We’ve got two new audio connectors that go together as satisfying as ice cream and split bananas. First up, the Panel-Mount Banana Jacks 4mm – Pack of 5 Multi-Color!

You’ve done such a great job making your own electronic control panel that the last thing you need are those wires to get pulled out and frizzy. These fancy Panel-Mount Banana Jacks look good and work well. They will snugly hold onto any 4mm banana plug or cable, and have a colorful ring you can use to help identify and categorize connections.

Each plug has an M8 screw body with a washer+nut combination that can be used to secure it to a panel. The back has a large slug with a hole you can solder to.

Comes as pack of 5, you get one of each lovely color.


Next up, we have Solder-free Stackable Banana Plugs!

These Banana Plugs not only look great, they’re also solder-free and stackable! Banana plugs are often used on test equipment, tools, synthesizers and other electronic patch panels. Each connector is designed with bowed strips to provide secure and...

From Ryan Gill on Hackster.io:

This project was designed in tinkercad and printed with an Anet A8 3D printer.

I used a Raspberry Pi Zero W along with FadeCandy to control the LEDs. The system uses Nodejs and provides the user with a webpage for setting the colors of the hours, minutes, seconds and background.

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This is a simple pan-tilt project from Afrotechmods that is a good example of how to use the XOD visual IDE to program an Arduino Uno to drive a servo motor:

A tutorial on what servos are, how they work, and how to use them. Then I build a laser turret using a pan-tilt servo kit and an Arduino Uno. The Arduino is programmed with XOD, a free visual programming language.

Mho needs your help! Stop the Blue Smoke Monster from running rampant across Circuit Playground by setting Mho’s color bands to its correct value.

Face off head to head with a friend in Versus mode. Who will complete the most values before time runs out?

Mho’s resistance is available for the iPhone and Android. 😁

by  via Instructables

Here is a great way to impress your fiends when your out an’ about at the park, by modifying a broken toy Truck/Car with a Raspberry Pi and Adafruit’s DC & Stepper Motor Pi HAT , to existing electronics . And for the controller to run the car/truck, you basically have two options to choose from, as shown in the pictures and video above –

#1 KeyBoard Controller – if you like playing computer games using your keyboard ,follow the steps below to upload the python program to your Pi to use the wireless keyboard to control your toy car/truck as shown in the second part of the video above.

#2 Mobile controller using a flask web app – use your mobile/tablet to control the truck, by connecting to the Pi’s WiFi network and opening up the flask controller web app on your mobile browser as shown in the first part of the video above.

In my case, I got the monster truck from my neighbor after his 6 year old broke the receiver and yes the truck was also in a bad shape. After repeatedly trying to fix the controller , I decide to strip the truck as shown in the...

Cool project and write-up from instructables user Jagged_path.

For years I’ve been Air Playing music from the iPhone to a stereo setup in the basement, with speakers wired back up into the kitchen. It works well enough, but drained my phone’s battery and limited the content to my iTunes library or some web radio streams that were a bit of a pain to select and get playing.

Enter, FridgePi!

A Raspberry Pi powered touch screen portal to the world of internet radio and beyond!

P.S.
As Sparky the fridge magnet fire dog says, Don’t forget to plan your fire escape and practice it with your whole family!

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The Empire gets colorful rank badges, but the Rebel Alliance has their own militaristic flair in The Empire Strikes Back. They sport somewhat similar badges, with just slightly different hues. Thingiverse user Jerware came up with a 3D model of the badge and made it available on Thingiverse:

Hoth Badges for Leia and Han. 4-color version designed for the Prusa i3 MMU.

Download files from Thingiverse.

Nice post from DrRowland on GitHub.

Script to setup Raspberry Pi to expose console via bluetooth. N.B. There is no security implemented here (no pin etc…), and the device always remains discoverable via bluetooth. This can be turned off with bluetoothctl (“discoverable off”).

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via RaspberryPi.org

Recreate Snake, the favourite mobile phone game from the late nineties, using a slug*, a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT, and our free resource!

Move aside, Angry Birds! On your bike, Pokémon Go! When it comes to the cream of the crop of mobile phone games, Snake holds the top spot.

To try out the game for yourself, head to our resource page, where you’ll find the online Sense HAT emulator embedded and ready to roll.

You may still have an old Nokia 3310 lost in the depths of a drawer somewhere — the drawer that won’t open all the way because something inside is jammed at an odd angle. So it will be far easier to grab your Pi and Sense HAT, or use the free Sense HAT emulator (online or on Raspbian), and code Snake SLUG yourself. In doing so, you can introduce the smaller residents of your household to the best reptile-focused game ever made…now with added mollusc.

See full project here!

 

From Raspberry Pi Spy:

I have recently published an Alexa Skill for the Raspberry Pi called “Pi Spy”. It allows you to ask about the GPIO header pins and the location of specific GPIO numbers. It will also tell you when a particular Raspberry Pi model was released.

You can find the Pi Spy Skill in the Amazon Alexa Skill catalogue. Simply enable in the Alexa App. It’s free!

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Nice interview with Even Upton from the BBC Radio 4 program The Life Scientific.

When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at university. He dreamt of putting a chip in every classroom. The result was Raspberry Pi, a tiny gadget, little bigger than a credit card, that can be hooked up to any keyboard and monitor, to create a programmable PC. And it’s cheap. Raspberry Pi Zero, sticker price just £5, was given away free with a computer magazine in 2015. Eben tells Jim how it all began, in his loft with soldering irons and post it notes, and how, by ruthlessly pursuing a philanthropic goal he became CEO of a highly successful business enterprise.

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via RaspberryPi.org

My first BMO began as a cosplay prop for my daughter. She and her friends are huge fans of Adventure Time and made their costumes for Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, and Finn. It was my job to come up with a BMO.

I wanted something electronic, and also interactive if possible. And it had to run on battery power. There was only one option that I found that would work: the Raspberry Pi.

BMO’s basic internals consist of the Raspberry Pi, an 8” HDMI monitor, and a USB battery pack. The body is made from laser-cut MDF wood, which I sanded, sealed, and painted. I added 3D-printed arms and legs along with some vinyl lettering to complete the look. There is also a small wireless keyboard that works as a remote control.

See full project breakdown here!


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From Ben Yarmis via raspberry pi pod:

This is what I’m calling the Kindleberry Pi Zero W.

Yeah, I know it’s a mouthful, it just seemed like the only appropriate name. It’s a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a Kindle Touch, and a Bluetooth keyboard, all routed through my phone acting as a router and wireless access point. It’s a portable, minimalistic-ish computing solution in search of a problem. And I really like it!

Why

I remember reading about a Kindleberry Pi that consisted of a newer Kindle and an older Raspberry Pi. This is an update to that update. I figured, since I have a Kindle sitting around doing nothing, a spare-at-the-moment Raspberry Pi Zero W, and a nice lazy long weekend ahead of me, I might as well see how far I can get with setting it up. Turns out, pretty far!

At the end of the weekend (plus an evening to iron the kinks out), I have something that I can throw in a bag and take on a plane for fun, portable computing. Ok, there might also be a slight hipster air about the whole thing that also calls to me, sue me.

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So you have got that AIY voice kit for Christmas, and have been playing with it, following the instructions.
It’s funny, but now?

The project described in the following presents a simple device that can be build using the AIY voice HAT for the Raspberry Pi. It uses the Google voice recognition system to control LEDs and two servos, driving the arms and legs of a jumping jack by a very simple gear.

The software working in the background is a modification of the servo_demo.py script, as it has been described in the AIY voice kit manual. Just follow the instructions given there to set up hard- and software. The device itself is easy to build and requires not much handcrafting skills. In addition a cutter knife, a drill and a soldering iron would be helpful.

If you activate the voice recognition system with a wink of your hand and say ‘hands up’ the jumping jack will raise hands and legs, ‘hands center’ will move both servos to the middle position and on ‘hands down’ hands and legs will be lowered. On ‘left up’ the left hand and legs will be raised and on “right down” the right ones lowered, on ‘right up’ vice versa. “Dance”, will make it dance, well at least kind of. It is...

The ticket machines for the RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund), which is the mass transportation network in Frankfurt, Germany, are now using Raspberry Pis.


Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!

From Patrick Fürst:

Projektil was asked to create a custom solution for a video wall system, including hardware and software.

After some research, the Raspberry Pi 3 appeared to be the right hardware for this.

One of the advantages using the Raspberry Pi are the cheap price, being able to play HD videos, having an ethernet port and support for the GStreamer open source multimedia framework.

Read more and see more from Patrick Fürst on vimeo


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Via the MagPi:

Following a successful pilot in 2015, web hosting firm UKFast has announced five further ‘Raspberry Pi Cafés’ for Manchester schools this year. The project represents a £100 000 investment from UKFast.

Aaron Saxon, UKFast’s Director of Training and Education, reveals, “We are distributing 120 Pis across the five sites: Holy Name RC Primary School in Moss Side, St Bede’s Prep School in Hulme, Alderley Edge School for Girls, The Hollins Technology College in Accrington, and The Factory Youth Zone in North Manchester.”

The sites were chosen “where gaps in digital engagement exist”, Aaron explains. This includes areas lacking “the resources to deliver cutting-edge digital training, as well as all-girl schools which have traditionally seen low uptake in technical subjects.”

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JayFi shares:

Input device to improve workflow and user input without having to remember a lot of different key combinations.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2749209



Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

adas1223 shares:

Holds gopro hero session 4 and 5 and gives them a more “point and shoot” profile. more camera to hold! Alternative to a selfie stick. I added holes for neck/wrist straps, and an area for a tripod instert if you wish to mount it in the future to a ….selfie stick

gopro session just slides in with retention tabs to the side. also, it should add good drop protection. i printed this in ABS. orient this with the back to the bed. shouldnt need support that way

I havent printed this newest version yet, let me know how it goes!

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2749224



Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens...