It is well known that the on-board Raspberry Pi audio out is terrible. So I wanted to find a solution that didn’t cost more than the Pi itself. I collected some different options and evaluated them for sound quality and ease of use. If you are an audiophile you can stop reading here. The goal wasn’t to find the best, most accurate audio output board. I was looking for something cheap, easy and great. I tested 8 different options and here are my findings. (more…)
These are the Raspberry Pi accessory items I have on my workbench. I have collected these items as I worked on different projects and ideas over the last few years. This is not my “wish list of Raspi toys” but my true collection of useful items – I have used every item on this list or something very similar. Lets me know – What do you have on your bench? (more…)
When I found a touchscreen the same size as the Raspberry Pi I thought it was a great find. Having the screen the same size as the board was perfect for touch keypads and other man/machine interfaces. I knew it would be a challenge to get it fully functional but it was nearly impossible. Lucky for you the hard work is done and I have documented my steps here. (more…)
I saw this and had to share. It is a full workbench of scopes and generators on a single board running Linux. Fast Analog in, fast Analog out, gpio, ADC (in addition to the fast analog in) and more.
Normally you control a computer with a keyboard and mouse. But, the the purpose of a Raspberry Pi is to invent something new. To that end, you have have to come up with some new, creative ways to get information into the RPi. The Wii controllers are a miracle of engineering and communicate to the Wii (and whatever else you would like) using Bluetooth. Using a USB Bluetooth interface and some simple programming you can use the Wii controller as an input for whatever you need. Check out this video:
If you need more information on the subject, see the Brian’s Life Blog. Also, I will be posting a follow-up on how to connect the balance board.