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Toddler Command Centre

My child will be two in May. She is completely obsessed with switches and buttons so I thought I would build her a console full of interesting switches. What might these switches do? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Apr 1, 2016 - 13 answers

What's the best Raspberry Pi starter kit for a 10 year old these days?

I want to gift a Raspberry Pi to my 10 year old nephew- he loves computers and Minecraft, and I think it would be a great way for him to learn more and have fun, rather than just use his iPad and apps. BUT THERE'S SO MANY OPTIONS TO CONSIDER. [more inside]
posted by beepbeepboopboop on Mar 16, 2016 - 3 answers

Can I turn my iPhone into a high-powered Raspberry Pi of sorts?

I have an iPhone 5S. I've broken the screen such that I have trouble getting sections of the screen to respond to touch. It's very expensive to replace the screen, so I'm considering bailing to another phone. But it seems such a waste of computing power to just abandon it. How can I turn it into a server? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 1, 2015 - 3 answers

Will (some flavor of) Raspberry Pi work here?

I've got a friend's kid who's into computer gaming. Should he get a RaspPi, and if so what kind? [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Nov 27, 2015 - 14 answers

Wanted: arduino/raspberry pi enclosures with buttons already mounted.

I want to make some electronics projects that consist of a basic box with input buttons. Maaaaybe a LCD display, too. Are there off-the-shelf enclosures I can buy that have the buttons/LCD already mounted, or at least cutouts for them? [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Nov 3, 2015 - 5 answers

Arduino/RaspberryPi starter kit for adults?

I am looking for a good "kit"-style box set containing an Arduino, RaspberryPi, or other computer-on-a-board device. This is a gift for an adult who is pretty technically capable, so the kit needs to be somewhat challenging in order to engage his interest. It also needs to be relatively complete, as he doesn't have easy access to the Internet to buy additional components. And I would rather that it was not very expensive. [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Nov 1, 2015 - 10 answers

Teach me to robot.

I have an Arduino, and I want to make it do things. I gather that what I really want is a Raspberry Pi in addition to my Arduino. The trouble is, I don't know Python and my C and circuitry skills are severely rusty. So do you know of any online courses or physical books that will teach me all of this as a general subject of "making devices" rather than individual Python, C, and electrical engineering courses of study? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Raspberry Pi Information Screen for a Church Lobby

I got the go-ahead to build a Raspberry Pi-based information screen (mostly upcoming events) for the lobby of my church. I am a software guy so I've got that side mostly figured out. But how do I mount the Pi? On the back of the monitor somehow? I need to mount the monitor fairly high on the wall. I have access to a standard outlet. [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 23, 2015 - 6 answers

How to build a robot using Raspberry Pi/BeagleBone the simplest way?

I'd like to start experiment with building robots (drone, car,..). But since I don't have too much time would like to get to a fast track, where I can simply get to some at least elementary results. I have a raspberry pi, some lego blocks from my childhood. What do you suggest, what do I need to buy and build to get something. I found lots of projects, but actually that's my problem, they are too many and few seemed convincing. I'm not underestimating building robots, I'm a software engineer, I know it will effort, but also I know how much motivation and fun a good starting path can give. Thank you for suggestions.
posted by fifigyuri on Mar 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Is a Kano Kit what we are looking for?

On the basis of an answer to this AskMe, we are considering ordering a Kano but need some opinions. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jan 1, 2015 - 6 answers

Raspberry Pi as a gift for a 13 year old

I was considering getting a Raspberry Pi or a similar computer for my 13 year old nephew, and then taking time to set it up with him. I was thinking we could turn it into an emulator platform for a variety of 16 bit systems. What are your experiences with similar gifts, are there better options than the Pi, and what would be good applications for a kid who likes technology, math, making music and games (including Minecraft)? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Nov 26, 2014 - 8 answers

The best ingredients for a RaspberryPi (or Arduino, other equivalent)?

Can you explain what the differences between Raspberry Pi, Arduino or equivalent is in terms a non-techno-savvy 5 year old could understand? What do I need for the best Raspberry Pi (or equivalent) system / computer (?) for an IT developer? Difficulty - any suggestions will need to be available in Canada. [more inside]
posted by apcmwh on Nov 7, 2014 - 10 answers

Best cargo cult symbolic equation editor?

You're an armchair scientist and you like reading scientific papers. A lot of the fun ones include a lot of equations. You'd like to be able to recreate those equations in a virtual blackboard. You'd select terms and be able to replace them with a library of previous equations you've made. The blackboard would enforce whatever symbolic manipulation rules are required to maintain consistency (because you sure won't be able to). If you replace a term with a number or a data input, it does the calculations necessary to display properly. What is it? [more inside]
posted by bigbigdog on Oct 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Raspberry Pi and Plex = poor mans single room Sonos alternative?

My friend has a multi-room Sonos system. I like the idea that he can pick up his phone/tablet, browse music, select something and have it play to one of the speakers in his house. I'd like to have this experience too - but not spend as much and limit it to only the stereo in one room. Will a Raspberry Pi running Plex plugged into a stereo give me this? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 4, 2014 - 5 answers

I know what I want, but not what I need

ElectronicsFilter: I would like to construct a box with 4 lights that work on a timer. I know lots about software, and little about hardware, please help steer me in the right direction. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Aug 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Raspberry Pi ideas?

I just recently got a Raspberry Pi system and I'm wondering what the best way is to revolutionize the tech in my life. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Apr 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Best small, cheap HDMI monitor on Amazon?

I got a nice Amazon gift card for Christmas and I've decided I'd like to buy a new small monitor for my Raspberry Pi and other small computing trinkets. HDMI input is required! What brands should I search out or avoid?
posted by mkb on Jan 22, 2014 - 6 answers

Wifi enabled temperature sensor

Hello Mefites. I'd like to acquire a wifi enabled temperature sensor. One that would let me grab current temperature over HTTP. Ideally something off the shelf but if that's not cost effective (under $50, but cheaper is obviously better) then I would love to try building one myself. Arduino? RaspeberyPi?
posted by aeighty on Sep 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me understand the electronics in my doorbell

I'd like to hook up a small raspberry pi project to my apartment's doorbell. I've taken the case off to take a look at the wiring and it looks pretty simple, but I have some questions about it; apart from some breadboard experiments I'm an complete newbie to electronics. [more inside]
posted by whir on Apr 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Sensors for boats, sensors for homes. Sensors!

I'm inthe process of designing a comprehensive refit of a 21 Metre Dutch Barge and thought it's about time I made at least a small amount of use of my Robotics background. I'm thinking about including a vast array of sensors throughout the inside and outside and feeding it all into a central computer, then probably using these sensor feeds to do various automation actions. So this question has a few parts, some technical and some not. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Mar 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Teach a kid to Raspberry...

Raspberry Pi online forum or F2F user groups for kids? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Jan 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Computer Writing, 1979 Style

DIY Computering: I want to build a dedicated, Raspberry Pi "writing station". [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Nov 28, 2012 - 20 answers

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