Make a Time Lapse Camera with a Pi Zero

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Pi Zero camera on tripod

I participated in the 2016 Diabetes Walk at the NCSU Centennial Campus. I had this vision of walking with an LED matrix strapped to me so that my sponsors could update the display in real-time as I walked. I figured I would archive the whole thing with a time lapse video recorded on a homemade device. That was a bit … Read More

How to Learn Way Too Much About 3D Printers

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He3D I3 Printer Parts

I got a 3D printer for Christmas. Sort of. What I actually got was a large box of parts, that when properly assembled, could reasonably resemble a 3D printer. For about 18 months now, I’ve had a 3D printer on my wishlist: the Flashforge Creator Pro with dual extruders. But it can be difficult to justify a > $1,000 price … Read More

Christmas Games with Scratch and a Makey Makey

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Cookie Dash screenshot

My kids participated in an “Hour of Code” exercise in their classrooms this year. If you’ve not heard of it, each year during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11 in 2016), schools all over the world host one-hour coding events to introduce students to computer science. They’ve made a Flappy Bird clone using¬†Scratch for the past two years at my … Read More

Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi

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SNES Mike Tyson Punchout

We are a gaming family. Board games, card games, video games — we spend a lot of our free time playing in one form or another. We have various iterations of several different modern consoles attached to TVs throughout our house, but sadly, all of my older games remain boxed. So for this painfully simple Raspberry Pi project, I wanted … Read More