The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a new educational resource to to commemorate the declaration of World War I. With it, you’ll be able to build your own morse code machine and have a Raspberry Pi play the morse and interpret what you’ve sent signals for. It’s a great project to build, especially for kids over the summer holiday. Use their new resource here.
Tobias Simon has posted some information onto DIY Drones about a quadcopter he’s developing which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi. Here’s a list of components he’s used:
- Flytron Navigatron I2C GPS
- 4channel I2Csafe Bidirectional Logic Level Converter
- ADS1015 ADC
- Raspberry Pi + 8GB SDHC Class 10 Flash + compatible Nano Wifi-Stick
- Suppo A2212/13 1000KV Brushless Outrunner
- 10″x4.5 GF Propeller Set Orange 4 Stück 2 CW 2 CCW
- Flyduino HEXFET 20A Motor Controller
- Drotek IMU 10DOF: MPU9150 + MS5611
- MaxSonar I2XCL Ultrasonic Sensor
- I2C to PWM Converter “AfroI2C Tokyo Drift”
- DSL 4Top or Taranis S.Bus receiver (or write your own driver)
- Quadrotor Centerplate + Power distribution board
- 215mm rigger
Their software is called PenguPilot and is available here.
Here’s a video of it in action:
Nicholas Moore has done a conversion of a Gameboy shell he purchased from Kitsch-Bent by adding a Raspberry Pi and some other components, together with a handy retro gaming image from Adafruit. You can read how he did it here or watch a video of it in action below.
Jonathan Porta has written a client/server application using Node.js and Angular.js on the Pi to control a model train set. He strapped a GoPro to the roof of the train and has got some great footage (below). You can view the code here and you can expect a write-up on his blog in the near future.