John Whiting

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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Steampunk Jukebox Running Google Music

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Steampunk Jukebox Running Google Music I have seen several different variations of different makers creating some really awesome Pi based radios and jukeboxes. I’ve also been hauling around my Great-Grandparents tube radio for about a dozen years with the intent of revitalizing it in some fashion. Here’s how I […]

PaPiRus ePaper Animations for Halloween

PaPiRus ePaper Animations for Halloween on Raspberry Pi

Halloween festivities are always lurking around the corner. Zombies and witches will be knocking at your door and you will need something to scare them away. This tutorial is going to show you how to create epaper animations to be displayed on PaPiRus. Here is a demo video of what you will be creating. Although […]

PiJuice Quick Start Guide and FAQ

As one of the smallest systems around there are so many amazing things you could do with the Raspberry Pi if it was self-powered and portable. Introducing PiJuice! A fully uninterruptable power supply that will always keep your Raspberry Pi powered. This guide will show you how to assemble the PiJuice HAT, set it up […]

Raspberry Pi As Robotic Arm Controller with Flick Hat

This article is based on the standard Raspbian Stretch and the first thing you will need to do is to prepare a micro SD card using NOOBS or by flashing an image directly using tools like Etcher from Resin.IO. It doesn’t matter whether you get the Lite or the Full version of Raspbian but using […]

access the contents of a .img file

Access the contents of a .img file

You may find yourself needing to backup your SD card for future reference or for posterity and fame. Whatever your reason there are several well documented ways you can do it. In some case you might also want to be able to get things back from your backup and you then generally need to write […]

Control your Raspberry Pi Sense HAT using gestures with Flick!

In this article we are going to show you how to setup a Raspberry Pi Sense HAT with a Flick Large the same way we have done in our Flick gesture demo. This assembly doesn’t require any soldering and will just be a question of connecting the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT with a different header […]

Control the volume of your JustBoom board using gestures with Flick

In this article we are going to show you how to setup a JustBoom DAC Zero and a Flick Zero stacked onto a Raspberry Pi Zero so that you can control the volume of the audio board via the Wheel gesture. A clockwise gesture will increase the volume whilst a counter clockwise gesture will decrease […]

JustBoom AirPlay Receiver

In this tutorial, we’ll cover how to turn a Raspberry Pi with JustBoom HAT/pHAT into an AirPlay receiver. To create your own AirPlay receiver, you will need: Shairport Sync is an AirPlay audio player capable of streaming audio from iTunes, iOS devices and other AirPlay sources. Synchronised multi-room audio is possible, as Shairport Sync-powered devices […]

Control JustBoom Player with Flick (REST API)

Flick is a range of add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi, bringing 3D tracking and gesture control in various form factors. These gestures can be associated with specific commands, offering an entire new way of controlling devices. In this guide, we’ll cover the control of the JustBoom Player using gestures with Flick and REST. Both […]

Flick Quick Start and FAQ

The Flick boards are an add on boards for the Raspberry Pi which bring 3D tracking and gesture board that lets you control your I2C enabled devices as if by magic! Flick uses technology that enables the PCB to detect your gestures from up to 15cm away in 3D space. This guide will show you how to […]

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