Related: Raspberry Pi Zero W review. The Pi Zero has fewer connectivity options than the Pi 3, but there are plenty of accessories to make up for this, and the newer Zero W board adds Wi-Fi to the fray. The result is cheaper projects in even smaller packages — and these are some of the absolute best. The offerings from an in-flight entertainment systems can be the difference between a pleasurable journey and a slog.
One Raspberry Pi baker decided he was no longer prepared to take the risk and took matters into his own hands by building his own in-flight entertainment system. Why not just use an iPad or laptop, like everyone else, you ask? Check out the video below:. It also hands free messaging and the ability to sync with Google Maps and Spotify via the mobile app enabling you to control navigation and music while keeping your eyes on the road. Check out the full Dride starter guide here.
The project is the brainchild of the Raspberry Pi Guy , the man behind the popular series of YouTube tutorial videos, and features just lines of code — freely available on GitHub. It uses a Pi Camera module and a custom build complete with shutter and a battery pack. Related: Best cameras. Well now, thanks to the Raspberry Pi Zero — plus a touchscreen, a few magnets, some LEDs and some software wizardry — you can play against a computer on a real wooden board.
It uses an open-source chess engine called Stockfish, which allows players to choose the difficulty level — novice to grandmaster — and set the personality of the opponent, as well as register all of the moves.
Each piece has a magnet connected to the bottom, which tracks it from the beginning of the game. The computer responds by lighting an LED under the piece it wishes to move, as well as the square to which it wishes to move it to. Streaming boxes loaded with Kodi are flooding the market, but you can build your own with the Pi Zero and save money. Android Central has a good guide to the whole process. Luckily, you can build yourself something even better using a Pi Zero and the excellent RetroPie software.
The solution is so dinky that you can place it inside an original NES cartridge for additional retro chic. Check out the guide in the video above for step-by-step instructions. You can even sit the entire console inside an original Xbox controller — or just use the official case.
Related: How to build a Raspberry Pi retro gaming centre. One of our favourite things about the Raspberry Pi is its ability to bridge generations and give new life to older tech. This is illustrated perfectly by this low cost film transfer system that can convert old reels into digital footage. Maker Joe Herman found some reels dating back to the and was able to save thousands by building his own rig.
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However, there was still much more work to do. As a solution, he deployed software called Open CV. This takes multiple photos of the same frame at different exposures for a HDR effect. The result is those irreplaceable family archives are now preserved forever in the digital realm. You can find his full project guide here. The Raspberry Pi has started an arms race among makers to create the smallest, coolest and quirkiest retro games console ever. Service Oriented Architecture. Systems Administration. Cloud Platforms. Cloud Foundry.
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He has being involved in building such systems in different capacities, such as navigation. Add the necessary peripheral devices, namely keyboard, and mouse. Seen any awesome Raspberry Pi projects recently? Fart catcher Make a platform-style game and add your own levels, powers, and characters. GUI Application Development. It may not actually play Nintendo Switch games or feature any of the fancy features like removable motion controllers, but as portable retro consoles go, it's one of the more inventive ones.
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