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Rain Gauge Data Logger


A Raspberry Pi 3B is used to collect digital counts from an electronic rain gauge (1mm of rain per reed switch closure by magnetic see-saw). It has been running without issues for over 12 months. A UPS powers the Pi s...

By: User5441 Tags: raspberry pi pi sensor weather rain wifi logger Favored: 0

Television Media Centre


I have a flat screen television that is about 7 years old that I purchased before Smart TVs were commonly available. What I wanted to achieve with My Pi project was to turn my slightly old TV into a media centre. I wanted to p...

By: User60891 Tags: television media centre center media raspberry pi pi video music streaming Favored: 0

DIY Pi Buggy

The motivation behind this project came from a robotics and engineering club that I've been going to. I've been saving my money and building up an understanding of raspberry pi and electronics. The reason I chose this project was to get used to using motors and controlling different speeds. I am sel...

By: User73202 Tags: raspberry pi robot motors explorer hat Favored: 0

Handheld Retropie

Once you go down the retro gaming rabbit hole, that's it, you're not getting out without putting together your own gaming console. It all began with my hacked PSP, which I was running emulators on. Then I wanted to run them on my big screen. Unfortunately I have the first gen PSP that was sold in Au...

By: User67751 Tags: game hat wave share raspberry pi 3b+ 18650 batt Favored: 0

Super cheap Xbox 360 wireless adapter

This project is to build a super cheap wireless adapter based on Raspberry Pi Zero and ENC28J60 ethernet module for Xbox 360

By: User40494 Tags: raspberry pi zero enc28j60 edup Favored: 0

RPi Garbage Bin Reminder

Our local council picks up recycling bins one week and green waste the following week. Sometimes people forget which bins go out each week and perhaps they mistakenly put the wrong bins out. Not that that has ever happened to me of course! I decided to put together a simple circuit and write a Pyth...

By: User60773 Tags: raspberry pi leds bin reminder Favored: 0

A Back to the Future Clock

This project started life as an alarm clock for my son made to look like the time circuit from the Back to the Future movies. The display can show the time in various formats, including the one from the movies of course. It's configur...

By: User26259 Tags: raspberry pi raspberry pi zero clock led audio Favored: 0

Hyperweb: Interactive Art for Vivid Sydney

Hyperweb is a collaborative interactive sculpture installation at Vivid in Sydney. I designed and built a crowd sensing weather station that is used to control an audio "soundscape" within the piece. It also triggers light show events that coincide with the ambient tracks. Special thanks to Core-Ele...

By: User57542 Tags: arduino raspberry pi hyperweb art sculpture Favored: 0

Stream Airplay to Your Pi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a tiny, yet powerful little device. Coupled with a Pimoroni Speaker pHat, it can be easily turned into a portable Airplay speaker which allows you to stream your music anywhere you want.

By: User60773 Tags: raspberry pi pi zero speaker phat airplay Favored: 0

Raspberry Pi Desk Clock with Data Display

This project uses a Raspberry Pi and TFT display panel to provide a desk clock that also monitors our Home Solar and Battery system, and the weather, in one neat unit.

By: User55561 Tags: raspberry pi tft solar real-time tracking Favored: 0

Water Tank Level Sensor

Imagine getting home from work, its winter, its cold. You have a shower to warm up and half way through your shower...... your water stops. You wrap a towel around yourself, remove the shampoo from your eyes and go out into the cold to swap the tanks as the water tank you were using had run dry. Thi...

By: User42165 Tags: ultrasonic level raspberry pi water Favored: 0

Basic Weather Station

The aim of this project was to provide a cost effective and basic weather station for my backyard that can upload readings to Weather Underground. Part 2 of the project will be using this local data to trigger activities in and around my house.

By: User51115 Tags: weather station wunderground raspberry pi temperature humidity sensor Favored: 0

Raspberry pi Photo Booth

This project is a raspberry pi powered photo both. It uses a raspberry pi zero and the raspberry pi camera. All the code has been uploaded to GitHub for you. It has a ten-second timer, from when you press the button, and then it takes 4 images, there is a led to indicate timer and photo status....

By: User28028 Tags: raspberry pi zero raspberry pi camera photo Favored: 0

Wefted Waveforms

This project aims to fuse neopixel strips with papier mache and origami into a free-standing electro-sculpture. The freestanding structure is formed from wire mesh and papier mache. It is then painted and wired up with strips of LEDs connected to an RPi3+Teensy+OctoWS2811 Adapter + Power Supply. Th...

By: User7266 Tags: raspberry pi 3 b teensy 3.6 octows2811 adapter Favored: 0

Pi Zero - Cloud Print Server

I really love the reliability of my Fuji wireless mono laser printer. Best printer I've ever owned. However, it was released without Google Cloud Print. This required constant driver installation...

By: User38311 Tags: printing printer zero raspberry pi google Favored: 0

Cosmic Array

An array of individual cosmic ray detectors distributed across a landscape to display how cosmic rays arrive as showers of muons. It's all powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero!

By: User43218 Tags: cosmic rays pi zero raspberry space Favored: 0

HUGE LED Pixel Panel

I’ve always been fascinated by LED screens and seeing beautiful colours mix and merge to create vibrant displays. I also love games, so what better way to combine the two than a giant LED pixel matrix which can play games, display audio levels, really anything you can think of. It uses a Rasp...

By: User17094 Tags: led matrix pixel panel snake vu display screen apa102 dotstar raspberry pi Favored: 0

RetroPie in a Cartridge

For $50 and some dedication a retro gaming console can be yours and with HDMI you can play it with any modern TV or monitor. Instead of using bulky and space taking cartridges and discs it's all on the console. For this build, we're going to use Retropie, an awesome software package that handles al...

By: User23467 Tags: retro pie retropie raspberry pi zero w Favored: 0

p0wer - Control mains outlets over wifi.

As part of a larger home automation project, I wanted the ability to control some mains power outlets remotely. To achieve this, I interfaced the transmitter from an inexpensive 433MHz mains remote control kit with a raspberry pi zero w (via a pair of 4066 chips). I then wrote a programme in C to wh...

By: User5064 Tags: mains power remote wifi raspberry pi zero w Favored: 1

Tweeting Pi-Zero-W GIF Camera

I made a Raspberry Pi camera that captures GIF files and optionally tweets them over WiFi! It's built around a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Pi Camera module. The ca...

By: User30041 Tags: raspberry pi zero w tweet twitter headless Favored: 1

DIY Gameboy based on Raspberry Pi Zero W (PiGRRL)

We made a Pi Zero W retro-games console! The nostalgia is making me dizzy! If you'd like to build your own, we've put together a couple of wishlists to make things easier:

Mass SD card Image Writer

We've built a mass SD card writer using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, some USB hubs and SD card readers. This beast has enough ports to write 49 SD cards at once! At Core Electronics, sometimes logistics hang-ups mean that suppliers cannot meet our demand for pre-flashed SD cards. Duri...

By: User30041 Tags: raspberry pi sd card automation Favored: 1

Mini NES Style Game Console with Raspberry Pi

My son really wanted one of the mini NES when they were released, however he missed out. I already knew that you could use a raspberry pi as an arcade emulator, so I thought why not build him one.

By: User32589 Tags: mini nes raspberry pi Favored: 1

Raspberry Pi IoT Doorbell

This Raspberry Pi, IoT Doorbell is basically a simple smart Door Bell, which takes a photo of whoever rings it, and emails it to the specified email address, and keeps all the photos in a folder. (along with going Ding-Dong). Any Problems, just leave a comment/start a discussion below.

By: User28028 Tags: raspberry pi iot smart home security Favored: 1

Creating our own Raspberry Pi 3 Case

We've got a whole bunch of Raspberry Pi 3 Cases here at Core Electronics. From the Official Enclosure that's perfect for most uses, ...

By: User17283 Tags: cad design 3d printing raspberry pi case Favored: 2

Retro Gaming Station

Hey, My son is turning 1 and I wanted to setup a retro gaming station for him to learn to game through the ages. I went with RetroPie as it is well documented and supports a range of emulators - and it's easy to setup.

By: User20088 Tags: retro gaming raspberry pi Favored: 0


This was an attempt to build a autonomous robot that could follow a person or bike while carrying tools, equipment or water. This project used a Raspberry Pi3 and Wild Thumper All-Terrain Chassis.

By: User13794 Tags: wildthumper robot opencv raspberry pi Favored: 1

Raspberry Pi OSMC - Custom Media Center

I wanted to upgrade my media center (RPi B+ with Xbian) to something a bit nicer, more stable and more accessible than just the RPi in a basic plastic case.

By: User5064 Tags: raspberry pi osmc media center Favored: 0


I wanted a self-contained internet radio with the following criteria:

  • Reasonably compact/portable.
  • Only required an external connection for power (i.e. wireless internet access).
  • Simple controls for volume and mute-toggle.

By: User5064 Tags: internet radio raspberry pi rotary encoder Favored: 0
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