Showing posts with label Raspberry Pi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raspberry Pi. Show all posts

Friday, September 16, 2016

TalkiePi - Raspberry Pi Walkie Talkie

"talkiepi uses Mumble for its voice communication protocol. Mumble is an open source, lightweight, high quality voice chat system designed for use by PC gamers. Mumble lent itself perfectly for this use case. There are already software clients for all platforms (Mac, Win, Linux, IOS, Android), meaning you can talk with your talkiepi using your phone or computer, and you're not limited to just talkiepi devices! By utilizing Mumble channels, user registration, and access control lists, you can configure different groups of talkiepis, just like using different channels on a traditional walkie talkie.

talkiepi is built utilizing a Raspberry Pi, USB speakerphone, some basic electronic components, and a 3D printed enclosure. talkiepi runs amumble client that has been designed specifically for push to talk via the push button interface. After it is setup on your wifi network and the software is configured, talkiepi will require little to no maintenance to use."

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 Cluster

A very professional install (and video) of a Raspberry Pi cluster...

Friday, July 29, 2016

APRS: Xastir and Raspberry Pi

WZ├śW's Xastir on the Raspberry Pi:
"A while back I got interested in APRS. My only 2m radios were a Kenwood TM281A in my car, and a dual band HT. Neither had TNC capabilities built in, though, so the first order of business was to get a TNC that I could use on one or both of these radios. I had seen an article by Jerry Clement, VE6AB, in the May 2015 issue of QST about a bluetooth-capable TNC fromMobilinkd that works well with HT tranceivers and APRSDroid on Android smartphones. I decided to give it a try, and it worked well, as advertised. 
Then I started wondering, if I used a Bluetooth USB adapter on a Raspberry Pi, could I use Xastir to set up APRS on my base station. The punchline of the story is yes, I could."

Friday, May 20, 2016

Giant Pi

Via @HamRadio360

Friday, January 8, 2016

Smart Mirror

This project looks like way too much work and buying a monitor for it makes it expensive, too - but I like the idea of a Smart Mirror.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Health Sensors

I like data, but I'm not quite ready for this kit.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pi Zero

Pi Zero - or as I like to call it... another option for projects I'm never gonna get around to doing.

Introducing PIZERO from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows 10

There is a new Raspberry Pi... the Raspberry Pi 2:
"Let’s get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring:
  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
  • 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10."

And the really interesting part:
"Windows 10 
For the last six months we’ve been working closely with Microsoft to bring the forthcoming Windows 10 to Raspberry Pi 2. Microsoft will have much more to share over the coming months. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers.

Visit today to join the Windows Developer Program for IoT and receive updates as they become available."

Monday, November 10, 2014

Raspberry Pi A+

So they released the Raspberry Pi B+ recently and now the A+ is coming:
“It’s easy for people to look at the Model A and think it’s just a cheaper variant of the B. When they look at it like that they might as well just go for the deluxe model since it’s only an extra $10,” explains Upton. “I feel like some people missed out on why the lower-power model like the Model A can make sense. If you’re building something with robotics, or essentially any project that doesn’t need Ethernet networking, it’s a great fit.” 
Eben also thinks it would make a mockery of the original $25 computer promise if they didn’t continue with the Model A: “It’s also really important to us because it’s our flagship product. It was our original stake in the ground and where it all started.”
The article continues:
“It gives people a really low-cost way to come and play with Linux and it gives people a low-cost way to get a Raspberry Pi. We still think most people are still going to buy B+s, but it gives people a way to come and join in for the cost of 4 Starbucks coffees.” 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Raspberry Pi Model B+

Looks like I drug my feet long enough, so I can order the latest version of the Raspberry Pi... the Raspberry Pi Model B+.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Gadgets and Gimics

For the most part, I'm not spending money on anything but the essentials, so I won't pony up for these, but I thought they were cool.

First, the Rocketfish™ - 3' Lighted Lightning Charge/Sync Cable. The cable is illuminated along its length. The lights show the flow of the charge - fast as it does the rapid charge, slowing as the charge nears 100%, and turning off when the charge is complete.

I also keep thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi, but since I'm not a Linux guy, I might need this Linux Cheat Sheet Shirt.

Via LifeHacker

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ham Radios for Dummies - Kindle Version $1.99

You can get the Kindle version of Ham Radios for Dummies for $1.99 on

There are several other inexpensive titles covering the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc. that hams might find interesting as well.

(As usual, if you purchase using my link, I will get paid something through the Amazon Affiliate program. So if about 100,000,000 of you would purchase the book through my link, I could retire. Thanks in advance!)

Via Lifehacker

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

D-STAR Raspberry PI board

moleculo This is interesting: D-STAR raspberry PI board for cheap: D-STAR becoming more accessibile for all #hamradio

Monday, January 16, 2012


I wish I was smarter... with all the inexpensive hardware available now (Kinect, Arduino, Rasberry Pi, etc.) you could build anything you could dream up.