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News

A great post about how Raspberry Pi is being used to give a Cameroon school a computer lab.
 
Built by a team of engineering undergraduates from Singapore, the robotic vessel dubbed Coconut Pi uses both the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
 
What do you get when you combine the Raspberry Pi with some inspirational young inventors? Terrific Raspberry Pi project designs, that's what. The young programmers presented their inventions to a hand-picked judging panel after being given three months to work on their designs, a £25 Raspberry Pi and up to £50 of additional hardware and software. So check out some of the projects put together by the teams.
 

Articles, Tutorials and Talks

There are often times when a HDMI monitor is not available to use with your Raspberry Pi.  In those circumstances it can be very useful to remote connect using a nearby network and a laptop However, sometimes there isn't a network available either! So how can we make use of a laptop screen and keyboard when there is no network?
 
This post shows you how to build your own GSM gateway using Raspberry Pi. It will save you lot of money, especially when you are traveling overseas. 
 
If you use Usenet to grab your favorite TV shows, for example, an always on Raspberry Pi download box will snap them up the second they're available. Read on as we show you how to turn your Pi into a lean, mean, and dead silent Usenet downloading machine.
 
This easy tutorial helps you to build an Alert System for your home or office. To do this, we use a Raspberry Pi able to detect light and Carriots Engine to send alerts by SMS.
 
Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. This device has an excellent form factor and enough power to handle media playback, making it an ideal component in a low HTPC setup, yet delivering the same XBMC experience that can be enjoyed on much more costly platforms. This post shows how to stream music from your iPad to that TV using Apple's AirPlay protocol and Raspbmc.
 
Computer controlled Etch-a-Sketches are not rare things. This post describes how to build it using Raspberry Pi.
 
Say you want to know how much electricity an appliance like an air purifier is consuming? Find out how to do it using Kill-A-Watt power meter  and Raspberry Pi.
 
The Moway Robot Development team has been working on a release of Moway+Scratch software for the Raspberry PI. In this blog entry we are going to provide an step by step guide for setting up the connection and some possibilities of this tool.
 
This post describes getting an HMC5883L magnetic compass sensor to work with a Raspberry Pi.
 
A video showing how to use a Raspberry Pi and an old scanner to scan to email.
 
This video shows how to turn a Raspberry PI into a FreePBX phone server! It worked and was relatively easy for tech head with little Linux experience. 
 
Raspberry Pi battery powered portable palmtop computer. Using an XBox Chatpad for input and a 3.5" LCD display on a hinge for output.
 
This video shows how to make your Raspberry Pi portable and connect to iPad.
 
Remote Controlling a Car over the Web. Ingredients: Smartphone, WebSocket, and Raspberry Pi
 
 

Books

With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you started in this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book, you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep up with the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook show you how to download and install the operating system, use the installed applications, and much more.


Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

piJS is a cloud-platform to write embedded applications for your Raspberrry Pi, in JavaScript.
 
This project combines the brains of a Raspberry Pi with the brawn of a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. The board firmware is made in Arduino in order to make it super-hackable.  The firmware is written in Arduino 1.0 and can be uploaded via an ISP programmer.
 
Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. This device has an excellent form factor and enough power to handle media playback, making it an ideal component in a low HTPC setup, yet delivering the same XBMC experience that can be enjoyed on much more costly platforms. 
 
The rpix86 is a DOS emulator for the Raspberry Pi. It is a virtual machine inside the operating environment that runs DOS within it.
 
Operate Spotify from your couch using a browser with this ready to eat software for the Raspberry Pi. 

 

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