Items tagged with Raspberry Pi

Back in 2013, a company called Kano set out to teach kids and adults alike how to code with a simple computer and coding kit that appeared on Kickstarter. It received over $1.5 million in funding and has been shipping every since. Today, however, Kano is kicking things up a notch with the Computer Touch Kit, essentially the same computer and coding kit but now with a touchscreen. "Designed to help beginners of all ages to understand how a computer works, what’s going on behind the touchscreens that we use everyday, and how to create art, music, and games with code—the Computer Kit Touch... Read more...
This robot with the fake hand on it has one job; and that job isn't to learn to grasp objects or hold tools. This robot is meant only to find that stripe wearing, child frustrating, bespectacled Waldo from the kids books. Perhaps the scientists will next time devise a robot AI that reads the last chapter of the new novel from your favorite author and tells you what happens. This bot is called "There's Waldo" and it uses machine learning to find Waldo and point him out. The robot was built by Redpepper and uses a Raspberry Pi along with pyram Python Library. The bot automatically goes over the page... Read more...
There's no shortage of options in the DIY micro-PC market, one that Raspberry Pi arguably spearheaded over five-years-ago with the release of its first unit. Since that time, a lot of competition has risen to the surface, including none other than Taiwan's GIGABYTE, a company that knows a thing or two about developing motherboards worth using. The GA-SBCAP3450 is an iterative design that builds on the initial release last year. Notably, the biggest upgrade includes the boost to a quad-core processor, a rather gargantuan leap from a dual-core. That chip, Intel's Celeron N3450, can boost up to 2.2GHz,... Read more...
Artificial intelligence has been around for decades, though more recently tech companies have been ramping up their efforts to bolster AI and expand the category into new fields. There is no doubt that many of tomorrow's products and services will leverage AI to some extent. In an effort to promote this way of thinking, Google this week announced updated kits for its AIY Projects initiative that now include Raspberry Pi WH hardware. Google launched AIY Projects last year to help makers jump on the AI bandwagon, with two do-it-yourself kits that continue to see demand, especially from the STEM audience... Read more...
Google is no stranger to the Raspberry Pi platform, as witnessed by its Artificial Intelligence Yourself (AIY) Projects initiative. Today, the company is launching a new product under the AIY umbrella that is called the Vision Kit. The AIY Vision Kit includes a VisionBonnet circuit board, RGB button, piezo speaker, macro/wide lens and a cardboard outer shell (among other things). You will have to provide a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a Raspberry Pi Camera, a power supply and an SD card. However, once you have all the necessary components together, the VisionBonnet's onboard Intel Movidius MA2450 vision... Read more...
Education startup pi-top has rolled out a revised version of its take on a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop. According to pi-top, the modular laptop is designed to help students learn how to code, and give them experience with piecing together electronic components. Perhaps that most intriguing aspect of the laptop its sliding keyboard, which gives users direct access to the device’s internal components. In addition, this allows access to a modular rail mounting system for custom-built invention projects. Playing up on the tinker spirit of the laptop, an Inventor's Kit is included with electrical components... Read more...
Intel has always been an interesting company to watch, but lately, we've been looking at how it's adjusting focus to better handle the current competitive landscape. On the CPU side, the fact that AMD is more competitive than ever has been well-documented, both on the desktop side and in the enterprise. Intel has already reduced its focus in some key places, such as wearables. In one example of readjusted focus, the company is now targeting augmented reality as the next big thing it can play a part in. But we're not through with the deaths yet, as today we learn of yet another in the Intel product... Read more...
If you're a Raspberry Pi user who's never changed the default password of the "pi" user, then heed this warning: change it. A brand new piece of malware has hit the web, called "Linux.MulDrop.14", and it preys on those who haven't secured their devices properly. Linux.MulDrop.14 looks to be a simple piece of malware, but what it does wouldn't be acceptable by any RPi owner. After scanning for RPis with an open (and default) SSH port, the "pi" user is logged into (if the password is left default), and the password is subsequently changed. After that, the malware installs ZMap and sshpass software,... Read more...
It looks as though the Raspberry Pi has yet another challenger, and it comes via a crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign. Called the UP Core, the miniature developer board is being billed as the world’s smallest quad-core, single-board x86 computer. At the heart of the UP Core, which measures just 56.50mm x 66mm, is a powerful (for its size) Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core processor running at 1.44GHz (1.92GHz Boost). The system can be configured with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of onboard eMMC storage. With regards to connectivity, you’ll find HDMI, eDP, two MIPI-CSI camera interface ports, one... Read more...
Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo are investing in the next generation of programmers. The two foundations are joining together in a collaboration that will help young people all over the world learn how to code and be more creative with technology. According to Phillip Colligan, the CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, “Bringing together Raspberry Pi, Code Club, and CoderDojo will create the largest global effort to get young people involved in computing and digital making.” Their goal is to increase the number of CoderDojo locations to 5,000 by the end of 2020. Image from: Raspberry Pi Foundation BlogCoderDojo... Read more...
Are you a do-it-yourself fiend that is always looking for a new project to tackle? Well, Google is calling out to you with its new Artificial Intelligence Yourself (AIY) Projects initiative, which will allow Makers to get their hands dirty with DIY AI projects. The first fruit produced by Google’s AIY program is Voice Kit, which leverages the power of the Raspberry Pi platform and gives you complete access to the Google Assistant. When you obtain a kit, you’ll be supplied with the following components: Google Voice Hardware Accessory on Top (HAT) accessory board Stereo microphone Voice HAT... Read more...
Just over a month ago, Raspberry Pi upgraded its Zero with 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity, dubbing it the Zero W. This new wireless functionality came with an added cost, doubling the price of the computing board from $5 to $10. Not to be outdone, Chinese company Orange Pi has come out with its own counter to the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The Orange Pi 2G-IoT incorporates 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, but it goes one step further by providing a 2G radio for cellular connectivity. The 2G radio supports GSM/GPRS data connections, and there is a SIM card slot on the underside of the... Read more...
In many regards, the Raspberry Pi family of computers is quite modest, which is of course by design. For a relatively small price, you can pick up a fully-functional RPi single board computer that can be used for many purposes, whether it is for learning, creating homemade bots, or cobbling together your own purpose-built media player or server solution. Given RPi's flexibility, it should come as no surprise that the open source Linux-power min PC has proven to be such a popular computing platform for scores of consumers, businesses and educational institutions. Just how popular? Well, while RPis... Read more...
  When it comes to minuscule computing boards for hobbyists, Raspberry Pi is typically the first company to come to mind (although ASUS is looking to change that with its Tinker Board). The boards are very affordable, incredibly versatile and can be integrated into seemingly endless applications. Today, Raspberry Pi is introducing the newest member to its family with the addition of the Raspberry Pi Zero W. This new variant of the Zero adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, hence the “W” designation. The Zero originally debuted in 2015, and gained a camera connector in mid-2016 while retaining the... Read more...
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