If you’ve ever wished you could communicate with your pet, then this project is for you.
We ran a Pi Cap workshop in late July to find out what people would do when equipped with our latest product, the Pi Cap, and they were one of the teams invited to participate.
The Pi Cap is a Raspberry Pi add-on which allows you to add precise capacitive touch, proximity sensing and high quality audio to your Raspberry Pi projects. It works with the Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Zero and later (any Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin GPIO connector).
When given the opportunity to test our fully featured libraries and online tutorials, Bibi, Aslak and Szymon decided they’d use the Pi Cap to give Rory – the office pug – the ability to speak. Using a Pi Zero and our capacitive touch code example, they wrote a program that would give Rory voice when he lay down, got stroked, or when anyone tweets to the hashtag #PugProse.
Needless to say, the project got a great reaction from the crowd, not only because of the amazing outfit, but because it was a great example of how the Pi Cap and Pi Zero could be used to create a small portable wearable.
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The Raspberry Pi is certainly the amateur decision for Do-it-yourself electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, that is around the measurements of a stick of chewing gum, is relatively bargain-priced and has it’s own special use situations though. Underneath are ten of our most liked projects which make the most of its size.
1. Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into an Traditional Controller
Everybody knows the Raspberry Pi makes an high quality DIY video gaming console. The setup process just needs a few minutes, and the Raspberry Pi Zero is completely competent at dealing with dated games from the Super NES age and earlier. The entire project is far better when the whole system is inside a controller.
Just to illustrate (ahem), this project makes use of a Super NES controller, this one tackles the NES controller, and this one uses that good old original Xbox controller. However you intend to get it done, you will get a fairly slick tiny DIY vintage game console you can easily take with you everywhere.
2. Build a Miniature Dongle Computer
While the Pi Zero makes a awesome tiny computer as it is, it makes a much better dongle computer. Using this method, you can attach it to another computer you have, then it will tether itself directly so you don’t really need to bring in a USB or any networking.
The good thing of this project is the point that there’s no need for yet one more mouse, computer screen, or key pad lounging around. Simply jam in into your normal computer and you are good to go.
3. Construct the Globe’s Minutest (Most likely) MAME Cabinet
MAME cabinets are amazing, but they are large. For the opposite approach, you’re able to employ a Raspberry Pi Zero to make one which is approximately as small as the Pi itself.
You’ll need a few items to build this sucker get the job done, for instance a 3D printed case, but in the end cabinet is totally functional, meaning you will have the best desk accessory in the workplace.
4. Build a Motion Sensing Camera
The Raspberry Pi has always been an effective motion sensing camcorder, but the low profile of the Pi Zero can make it better yet.
Because of the Raspberry Pi Zero, your motion sensing camera has a a lot smaller foot print, therefore it can go in even tighter rooms. As an example, this one mounts to your window with a pair of suction cups, which is nearly as lightweight as it can be.
5. Play Any Simpsons Episode (or Any Tv Series) At Random
When you’ve ditched cable and gone full streaming with your media, you’ll probably still miss the days of catching an arbitrary episode of your most desirable show on TV. The Raspberry Pi Zero may bring that back.
During this project, they use episodes of The Simpsons stored on an Sdcard. With a custom script, you can click on a button and it plays an episode randomly. You can increase any media you would like here, including various shows if you wished for, yet, The Simpsons make the perfect option.