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BRX1000: autonomous RPi solar computer with MoPower for energy management

The small, lightweight, inexpensive and energy efficient Raspberry Pi is a great base for autonomous solar devices. In this tutorial, you’ll learn to build the simple solar computer BRX1000 with a Raspberry Pi, the official touch screen, a MoPower for energy management and an affordable solar setup. This allows for instance setting up an autonomous gaming station with RetroPie. Continue Reading

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RPi-Band: DrumHAT and PianoHAT simultaneously on a single Raspberry Pi

RPi-Band - Piano HAT

Two of the greatest Raspberry Pi hardware attachments (HATs) are the Piano HAT and the Drum HAT, both available on Pimoroni.com. The software coming with the HATs is close to plug&play and works fine, but only for one HAT at a time. The software presented in this post, RPi-Band, allows using both the Piano HAT and the Drum HAT simultaneously on a single Raspberry Pi. Continue Reading

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Build a basic Raspberry Pi Robot in no time with the RaspiRobotBoard v3 HAT

Raspi Robot

Building a robot has never been more easy than with the Raspberry Pi and the RaspiRobotBoard v3 from Simon Monk. Learn in this tutorial how to build a robot that rovers around and avoids collisions with obstacles, with just a few lines of code. The RobotBoard itself is available for 27€ on Amazon; all in all, the robot presented herein costs around 90€. Continue Reading