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Analog to Digital

Get your Pi to read analog data

Sep 04, 2018

The Raspberry Pi still lacks analog GPIOs that would allow it to read directly from temperature and light sensors, or even humble potentiometers. With an inexpensive chip and some homegrown software you can grant the Pi the gift of analog sensing.

BOINC

Cycles for Science

Aug 01, 2018

Want to participate in the scientific revolution? BOINC lets you lend your spare computer cycles to data analysis efforts for NASA and other science institutions.

Reporting Rasp Pi Data on a Node.js Web Server

Node.js on the Rasp Pi

Aug 31, 2018

Combine great hardware projects that use the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and a Node.js web server that interacts with the underlying operating system and hardware, and you have a winning team.

Exploring the Tiny $9 C.H.I.P. Computer

Up Close with C.H.I.P.

Aug 31, 2018

The C.H.I.P. is a cute little thing, but don't let appearances fool you: It is quite the beast deep down, and you can squeeze some seriously fun projects out of it.

Distributed Compiling with distcc

Distributed software compilation for the Raspberry Pi

Aug 24, 2018

Distributed compiling with distcc offloads the CPU-intensive compilation tasks from the Raspberry Pi to other computers, saving you days of time and frustration.

Big Bad Beetle Blocks

A Scratch-like language for 3D

Aug 20, 2018

Beetle Blocks is an interesting twist on the “block-building programming language” idea. Instead of a flat, boring plane, you move a beetle around 3D space, drawing cubes, spheres and all sorts of other shapes.

Command Line – Ogg Vorbis

Ogg Vorbis utilities

Jun 28, 2018

With the addition of its supporting utilities, Ogg Vorbis competes with other free audio formats.

Kubuntu Close-up

Exploring Kubuntu 18.04 LTS and the Plasma desktop

Jun 28, 2018

Kubuntu 18.04, which is built on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver, is the first long-term support release that includes the Plasma 5 desktop. This article looks at the latest Kubuntu and highlights some cool configuration tricks.

Arduino 101

Exploring the new Arduino/Genuino 101

Aug 07, 2018

The Arduino 101 only costs $30, but it packs quite a bit more than your regular Arduino board. Learn about the 101's specs and how you can use its onboard gyroscope with a fun, 3D project.

Freeing Your Music Player with Rockbox

Musical Freedom

Aug 07, 2018

Turn your music player into open hardware with Rockbox’s free firmware.

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