YouTube content creator wermy (no real name given) has produced a work of art by replacing the innards of an original Game Boy with the Zero, and making it so much better. The result is the Game Boy Zero, an unassuming handheld that can play Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis games and more. So, how did he do this? First the Game Boy had to be gutted to make space for
The all new Raspberry Pi Model 3 B is now available locally for R642 (Ex VAT) at RS Components. The Pi 3 Model B looks identical to the Pi 2 B at first glance. It is the same size and has much of the same components on board. So what is the difference? The new Pi 3 brings more processing power and on-board connectivity, saving you time with the development of your
H4H Academy courses are presented by volunteers who are experts in their respective fields. All profits are reinvested to improve the makerspace and tooling. House4Hack is an initiative to bring together technology specialists and entrepreneurs in an informal setting. The courses are a good introduction to the house. The setting is a 400 m² house in Lyttleton Manor in Centurion equipped with various prototyping tools and facilities. The maker space
If there’s one thing that’s the same about everyone’s broadband connection, it’s that it’s slow. Usually slower than it was advertised to be when you got it. But slow isn’t as irritating as sporadic, when you get constant drops and outages in your internet connection, it can drive you to frustration. It drove one man in Washington D.C. to monitor his broadband connection with a Raspberry Pi, and automatically tweet Comcast when
Got yourself a shiny new Raspberry Pi or you may have one laying around gathering dust, here are 16 projects for you to try out. 1. Stream Movies With Kodi Kodi is one of the best streaming platforms available, letting you experience local and internet-based content on anything from your smartphone to an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Oh, and it’s also available on the Raspberry Pi 2. If you want to
The PINE64 is an open source platform from both hardware to software. It’s a versatile single board computer capable of running today’s most advanced 64 bit version of Android and Linux. Use the PINE64 to build your next computer, tablet, gaming device, media player, and just almost anything you can think of. The ARM 64-bit processor significantly increases performance over its 32-bit counterpart. Besides the performance increase, the 64-bit processor is more power
Now in the world of retro gaming, people aren’t happy with a circuit board sitting naked on their TV stand / computer desk with bundles of wires and cables poking out. They want to replicate the feeling of playing on their old favorite console, but with the added twist of seeing the surprised looks on their friends’ faces when they startup a custom system running lots of different console emulators.
The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. The Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the
This instructable by Osprey22 involves using a Raspberry Pi to drive 8 AC outlets which are connected to Christmas Tree light sets. The AC lights are simple one color strands of lights, but to give a more dynamic range to the light show there is also a 25 programmable RGB LED star. One of the benefits of using the Raspberry Pi instead of an Arduino controller is that I can drive the
InitialState posted a great multipart tutorial about building what he calls a “Hyper-local Weather Dashboard.” In plain language, he created a Raspberry Pi-based web page that fuses weather data from Wunderground along with locally sensed weather data. The tutorial has thee parts. The first part covers reading data from Wunderground using their developer’s API (you’ll need an API key; a free one is good for 500 queries a day).