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PolaPi: A Pi Zero based instant point, shoot, and print camera

PolaPi Zero: A Raspberry Pi Zero powered instant camera

Even in today’s age of smartphones, polaroid cameras are still very popular because it not only allows you to capture the moments instantly, but also let you hold the printed picture immediately after taking the shot. Muth’s PolaPi is a Raspberry Pi Zero powered DIY instant camera that can point, shoot, and print the pictures on thermal papers. It uses a Sharp memory LCD for ‘live-view’ (and for review after taking shots) and the Nano thermal printer from Adafruit for printing monochrome images. Camera demo is shown in the following video.

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ZeroPhone: A Pi-powered DIY mobile phone

Zerophone: A Pi-powered DIY mobile phone

We have seen Arduino-powered cellphones before. Arsenijs introduces ZeroPhone– a Raspberry Pi Zero powered DIY mobile phone that costs less than $50 in parts. It is mostly open-source and linux-powered. It supports voice calls, texting, and basic apps like alarm clock, calendar, calculator, web browser, music player, etc. Features: Calling and SMS – this is the first functionality to be implemented, and will be considered crucial in the development. All the basic apps – alarm clock, calendar, calculator, phonebook, file browser, web browser and music player. Your own apps – SDK will be provided and it will be developer-friendly. The laand I’ll

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Portable RPi game emulator

Portable Rpi game emulator

This Portaberry RPi game emulator is a Raspberry Pi powered portable gaming console running the Retropie operating system. It allows you to play an extremely wide range of classic video games from the Atari 2600 to the Playstation 1. The main features of this project are as follows: 5″ HDMI Display Full complement of modern controls (2 analog sticks, d-pad, 4 action buttons, start/select, and L/R shoulder and trigger buttons) Raspberry Pi 2 Running Retropie 4.1 Stereo Speakers and headphone jack 4400mAh battery giving roughly 4 to 5 hours of play time USB micro charging input using Adafruit Powerboost1000c Accommodations for laser

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Smart IoT alarm clock using Pi Zero

Smart IoT Alarm clock using Pi Zero

Here is a very comprehensive Instructable from fgebhart about building a smart IoT alarm clock using Pi Zero that has some really nice features such as text-to-speech synthesizer, multiple wake-up sounds (such as MP3 songs, your favorite internet radio station, or news channel), alphanumeric LED segment displays with auto intensity adjustment, and more. Features: text to speech synthesizer three ways of wake-up sound: play local mp3 files play internet radio station and play latest news as podcast (independent to the alarm time) set alarm via smartphone or any other computer running apache2 server automatic display brightness adjustment audio amplifier volume control 3D-printalbe case

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Portable Smart Projector using Raspberry Pi Zero

Smart projector using Raspberry Pi zero

Like smart TVs, smart projectors also features built-in Wifi connectivity and support media streaming from services like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, and so on. A recent video from NovaSpirit (posted below) illustrates how to convert a cheap $70 standard projector into a smart projector by adding a Raspberry Pi Zero. An USB hub is hardwired to the Pi Zero so that you can use an Wifi dongle (for internet connectivity) and an USB keyboard. The Pi Zero board derives power from the projector circuit board.

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