The PiBoy CM4 & SRX Are Coming! New Pi Powered Handheld Leaked!

In this video, we take a look at some new Raspberry Pi Powered Retro Handhelds that are probably coming soon or in the works! I received an email recently with some images of what seems to be a Raspberry CM4 handheld and a Raspberry Pi 4 handheld know as the PiBoy CM4x and The PiBoy XRS and these look amazing! Keep in mind I have no information on pricing or release dates but I wanted to share the information that has right now with anyone who is interested!

Zack Freedman Built a Tiny RaspberryPi Gaming PC That Plays Crysis!

Miniaturized gaming PCs are all the rage right now and Zack Freedman’s Coccolith is one of the best we’ve seen.

There is a fun trend going on right now with people using single-board computers (SBCs) to create tiny, functional scale models of their full-size desktop gaming PCs. These aren’t capable of reaching anywhere close to the performance of their larger brethren, but that isn’t the goal. The objective is to recreate all of the details as faithfully as possible, all the way down to itty bitty RAM sticks and hard drives in some cases. Zack Freedman wanted to get in on the fad, but took things to the next level by miniaturizing his entire computer setup. The result is “Coccolith,” which is a 1/4 scale model of his main “Monolith” PC, complete with monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

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Turn A RaspberryPi 4 Into A PLEX Media Server

In this video, we show you how to turn a Raspberry Pi 4 into a PLEX Media Server for Streaming Videos, Movies, Music, and Photos from the Pi4 to any other device that supports PLEX like an Nvidia Shield Amazon Fire stick, Android TV android tablets or phones and even iPads and iPhones. This method is pretty simple and along with your Raspberry Pi PLEX media server, you also have access to a full desktop operating system Ubuntu 20.10 or higher.

DIY Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Case With OLED Stats Display

In this video, I’ll show you how to make your own Raspberry Pi 4 case which looks like a Mini Desktop Computer. The case houses the Raspberry Pi 4 with an Ice Tower fitted for cooling and has a small OLED display on the front which shows the computer’s IP address as well as some stats on the CPU, memory, and storage usage as well as the CPU temperature. The power, HDMI, and audio ports are accessible on the side and the USB and Ethernet ports are accessible on the front of the case.

If you’d like to build your own case, here is the step by step guide with the 3D print file, side templates, and code – https://www.the-diy-life.com/diy-rasp…

PiWatcher TB Is a Raspberry Pi Watchdog

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A well-worth-the-buy Raspberry Pi peripheral device is now available on Tindie, Omzlo’s PiWatcher TB, a small board made to automatically shut down or reboot your Pi when needed. Useful in case of incident or just for power saving purposes, the board can even be programmed to shut an Pi down and automatically reboot it a set amount of time later, whether that means a few minutes or a few hours.

Simply put, the PiWatcher TB is a watchdog circuit for the Raspberry Pi. It is a variation on Omzlo’s classic PiWatcher also available on Tindie. It is designed to solve two problems with regard to power management on Pis: wasteful power usage due to incomplete shutdown following a shutdown or halt command and recovery from situations in which the Pi has become stuck in an unrecoverable state. For the first, the watchdog circuit can be configured to fully cut power following a shutdown command. For the second, it can be programmed to power cycle should it not read a heartbeat from the device after a set period of time.

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Jeff Geerling Squeezes 4.15Gb/s From a RaspberryPi Compute Module 4 Using a PCIe Network Card

Jeff Geerling has succeeded in pulling over 4Gb/s of data from a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, by hooking up a four-port Ethernet card to its PCI Express bus — and the same may well be possible on a modified Raspberry Pi 4, too.

Launched last month, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 takes the core technology found in the popular Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and brings it to a system-on-module (SoM) form factor. The biggest shift from the original design, though, comes with making the USB 3.0 ports optional and replacing them with a fully-functional PCI Express Gen. 2 lane — suitable for all manner of add-on boards, providing you can find suitable drivers for the Arm architecture.

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WhatsApp Halloween-Themed RFID Talking Doorbell w/ RGB Eyes

Despite the fact that making a hilarious yet not deceitful joke with a jack-o’-lantern on Halloween night is not unobtrusive, I decided to create an exceptional event for my guests on Halloween when they ring the doorbell by designing a jack-o’-lantern doorbell with intriguing features. And, not surprisingly, I only let some of my closest friends know about my new doorbell features by giving them registered RFID tags (entrance permits) to make my other guests frightened even a little bit 🙂 In detail, this doorbell talks to the guests and informs the user via WhatsApp when the guests ring the doorbell or show RFID tags or cards.

First of all, to make the doorbell talking with the guests after an interaction, I generated voices from texts for each occasion I wanted the doorbell to talk. You can get more information about how to create voice files over text files in the following sections.

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Geekworm’s Voice HAT Gives a RaspberryPi Stereo Microphones, a Built-In Speaker, and RGB LEDs

Geekworm has released a new add-on for the Raspberry Pi and compatible single-board computers, designed to make development of voice-activated systems as simple as possible: the dual-microphone Voice HAT.

“Raspberry Pi Voice HAT is a Raspberry Pi dual-microphone expansion board specially designed for AI and voice applications,” the company writes of its most recent release. “It supports Raspberry Pi 4 Model B/3B+/3B/2B. Now you can build a more powerful and flexible voice product that integrates Amazon Alexa voice service, Google Assistant, Baidu AI, etc.”

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Pimp Your Commodore with a RaspberryPi!

Recently I remembered the VIC-20 from my old days and wondered if I could make something cool and useful out of it. So I came up with the idea of replacing the old guts with a Raspberry Pi and a handful of electronic parts. And here is the result: a cool ARM based Linux computer in an original case that can be used for all kinds of things that modern computers can be used for. Vintage computer games can also be played on it using emulation software such as Vice.

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