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How to Make a Safe Shutdown Button for Raspberry Pi

Pulling the power to your Raspberry Pi can cause image corruptions & other issues that can damage your Pi! In this article, we will create a small push button that will work as a ‘Safe-Shutdown’ option. We’ll connect it to our R...

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10 Jul 2018

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Performance vs Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (I’ll be calling it the Pi 3+ for short) is an update to the existing Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and was released on Wednesday 14th March 2018. It has some very interesting changes: The Broadcom BCM2837 has been clock...

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21 Mar 2018

Run Raspberry Pi x86 on your Windows Desktop Computer (Virtual Machine)

Running a virtual Raspberry Pi on your computer can be a neat way to experiment in a Raspbian-like environment without being tethered to a physical Pi. In this video, I'll walk you through the process of installing Raspberry Pi Desktop on a virtual m...

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25 Aug 2017

Set up your Pimoroni Unicorn Hat on Raspberry Pi

The Pimoroni Unicorn HAT lets you add 64 dazzling RGB LEDs to your Raspberry Pi, and makes for a sickeningly colourful display. I'll show you how to get yours set up, and we'll have a go at modifying an example script. This tutorial is similar ...

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19 Jun 2017

Create an installer script for Raspberry Pi

After lovingly crafting your project on a Raspberry Pi, you might want to share it with the world. The easiest way is of course just to publish a list of the commands that you executed to get everything up and running. For complex projects, this...

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16 Jun 2017

Maintaining a Project with Git

Let's have a very quick look at Git and Github - Git is an enormous topic, so this won't be an exhaustive tutorial but by the end of it we'll have a working knowledge of basic git workflow. I'll be showing this tutorial on a Raspberry Pi, ...

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30 May 2017

Pimoroni Blinkt: Setup and first script

Not quite sure how to get started with your Pimoroni Blinkt module? Let's set one up and have a play around! We'll guide you through the installation, open up some examples and try our hand at writing a simple program. You'll need: A Raspberry Pi...

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30 May 2017

Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners

Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series of bite-sized videos that cover everything you'll need to know to get started with your Raspberry Pi, and start making awesome projects. My name...

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5 May 2017

How To Setup Raspberry Pi Zero W Headless WiFi

The following instructions will work anytime, you don't necessarily have to follow them for the first boot - this is just a very convenient way to get your Raspberry Pi onto a network without using any plug-in peripherals like a keyboard, mouse or mo...

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3 May 2017

Getting started with your Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kit

Who should follow this tutorial? If this is your first experience with Raspberry Pi, and you're using a starter kit for a Raspberry Pi Zero W, then this tutorial is for you. We'll plug everything into where it needs to be, install an operating ...

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3 May 2017

Repair your Raspberry Pi's SD Card with Diskpart

If you’ve ever pulled an SD card out of a Raspberry Pi and attempted to re-flash it with another disk image, you may have noticed something funny… "My X Gigabyte SD card has shrunk to a few megabytes! What gives?" No, your SD card isn...

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8 Mar 2017

Basics: Writing Your First Script with Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial we'll be writing our first bash script for Raspberry Pi. We'll create a directory to keep this and future scripts, write the actual script, and set it up as something that can be executed from the shell. Scripts are an incredibly po...

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24 Feb 2017

Basics: Getting Started with the Terminal on Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial we’ll be getting familiar with basic use of the Raspberry Pi terminal. We’ll cover navigating the file-system, making directories, writing and editing text files, and just touch on the use of wildcards. To get started wi...

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16 Feb 2017

Getting Started with Home Automation Using MQTT

What is MQTT? MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) is a simple and ‘lightweight’ way for internet-connected devices to send each other messages. This is important for home-automation because devices need to send messages back an...

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14 Feb 2017

What is a Kano Computer?

How many young people are able to assemble a computer, from scratch? Sure, adults can do it. There are even IT professionals and avid PC enthusiasts that take it to the next level; customizing everything down to the color of the Power LED and cooling...

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11 Jan 2017

I SPI with Raspberry Pi

I SPI with my Raspberry Pi, something beginning with…S! Serial-Peripheral-Interface (SPI)! Welcome to our Raspberry Pi SPI communication tutorial. Today we’re going to look at how to use the SPI bus on our Raspberry Pi to communicate w...

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29 Jun 2016

Raspberry Pi Kodi Media Centre

Media centres are everywhere nowadays, from smart TV’s with built in media apps, to standalone lounge room boxes to watch all your favourite shows on. With the new features found on the Raspberry Pi 3, it makes sense for it to become a serious ...

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24 Jun 2016

Digital to Analogue Conversion with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi right? It’s amazing! Raspberry Pi has taken the world by storm and changed the way that people think about computing. The Raspberry Pi 3 builds on this with some amazing new features, however one feature that is still absent is the...

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23 Jun 2016

Remote 3D Printing with OctoPi

Remote control of your 3D printer is a particularly appealing concept, especially if you've been forced into printing via USB. Using your new 3D printer should be as simple as plugging it in, uploading some G-Code and pressing 'Print'. However, havin...

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22 Jun 2016

Say Cheese with Raspberry Pi Camera

Ever thought it would be cool if your Raspberry Pi could see the world like you do? You’re in luck, camera support is an integral part of the Raspberry Pi hardware, it comes with a built in CSI connector for connecting camera modules to. CSI ...

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21 Jun 2016

I2C with Raspberry Pi

Hello there, how’s your day been? Good? Fantastic! Not so good? Don’t worry it’s about to get a lot better, because today we’re going to take a look at how to use the I2C interface on our Raspberry Pi to control I2C devices. ...

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17 Jun 2016

Temperature Sensing With Raspberry Pi

Is it hot in here, or is it just my Raspberry Pi? A Raspberry Pi sitting on a desk doing nothing is kind of boring. However, a Raspberry Pi that can measure the temperature and make decisions based off that information is awesome! The Raspberry Pi l...

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8 Jun 2016

Raspberry Pi HATs

Yep, Raspberry Pi is a very cool platform, so cool that they offer a range of stylish HATs to go with them. No not headwear, but fully functional hardware modules that are designed to plugin directly to the Raspberry Pi GPIO headers, and open up a wo...

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30 May 2016

What is Raspberry Pi?

Hi there! If you’re wondering what all the hype and interest surrounding Raspberry Pi is about, you’ve come to the right place. The original Raspberry Pi debuted in 2012, and is a credit card sized computer that has ports for USB devices...

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12 May 2016

Pi To All The World With GPIO

So you’ve got your Raspberry Pi. You’ve gotten NOOBS setup on it, explored Raspbian a bit, and you’re feeling like a bit of a pro. Awesome! Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty side of things, what it’s all about, GPIO...

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12 May 2016

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