This Cute Computer Could Cultivate Children's Coding Capabilities

In the early '80s, the state-sponsored British Broadcasting Corporation decided that computers were going to be kind of a big deal, and created the BBC Micro desktop PC to promote computer literacy. Now, they're doing it again—this fall, one million UK schoolkids will receive a free Micro Bit. » 3/13/15 8:45pm 3/13/15 8:45pm

Windows 10 Will Be Free For Raspberry Pi

Earlier today, Raspberry Pi announced a new, powerful version of its Pi 2 Model B+ that still costs $35. Now, Microsoft has also announced that a free version of Windows 10 will be available for Raspberry Pi devices. » 2/02/15 4:48am 2/02/15 4:48am

The New Raspberry Pi: A Turbocharged Quad-Core Real PC for $35

The Raspberry Pi has always been a geek's delight, but the new Pi 2 Model B+ takes the palm-sized computers to a whole new level. With a 900MHz quad-core system-on-chip, bolstered with 1GB of RAM, the new Pi is now a real computer. And it still only costs $35. » 2/02/15 4:01am 2/02/15 4:01am

Tinkering With a Raspberry Pi Is Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

The humble Raspberry Pi has been inspiring clever hacks for years, but it's never too late to pick one up to play around with yourself, especially at these prices. » 1/28/15 9:45am 1/28/15 9:45am

16 Fun Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi

The new Raspberry Pi is smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient—not a bad way to update a best-selling device. Whether you've taken the plunge on one of the new units or you want to put the original model to good use, we've collected together some of the most fun Pi-based projects on the planet for you to have a… » 11/15/14 12:03pm 11/15/14 12:03pm

The New Raspberry Pi: Smaller and Somehow Cheaper

Raspberry Pi has just managed to do what every technology manufacturer should strive to achieve: it made its basic product both smaller and cheaper at the same time. » 11/10/14 6:00am 11/10/14 6:00am

Six Great DIY Projects for Hacking Computers and Networks

If you're testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn't end with your computer. If you're willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron, or a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects that'll test your mettle and teach you a few things about… » 10/23/14 9:52am 10/23/14 9:52am

This Old Cassette Recorder Actually Plays Spotify

Don't judge a gadget by its outer casing. This might look like the kind of device that you—or, depressingly for us, your parents—used to make mix tapes on many moons ago, but inside lurks the ability to play tunes from Spotify. » 10/22/14 3:45am 10/22/14 3:45am

A 7-Year-Old Could Build This Computer That Fits Together Like Lego

Kano is a new kind of computer company, a startup that's totally devoted to teaching a new generation about the craft of silicon. Its first product, a Raspberry Pi-based system so easy a child could build it, makes it easy to build a PC practically from scratch. » 10/07/14 9:23am 10/07/14 9:23am

You Won't Believe These Pictures Were All Captured Using a Raspberry Pi

Adafruit Industries recently held a Raspberry Pi Photography contest. Now, they've announced the winners—and you won't believe how good some of them are. » 8/01/14 6:49am 8/01/14 6:49am

This Is Microsoft's New Raspberry Pi-Style Tiny Windows PC

The Raspberry Pi has proved a massive success with developers and students alike—and now Microsoft has decided to get in on the act with an Atom-powered Windows board. But it fails to compete on one of the most important features: price. » 7/29/14 3:45am 7/29/14 3:45am

Raspberry Pi Has a Tiny $45 PC Competitor

The Hummingboard, a personal ARM computer the size of a mouse, is available for pre-order today, starting at $45 from SolidRun. It looks like a toy for a child with small, delicate hands, but it's really a toy for adults of all hand sizes who like to rig up their own media centers. Finally, Raspberry Pi has some… » 7/03/14 12:00pm 7/03/14 12:00pm

You Can Build This Elegant Raspberry Pi Tablet Yourself

Hey, a new tablet! Crisp 10-inch touchscreen? Check. Luxurious carbon fiber and wood case? Present. Huge 10,000mAh battery? Yep. Linux-based and built at home? Err... » 1/14/14 4:33am 1/14/14 4:33am

How to Get Even More Out of a Raspberry Pi

No doubt about it, the Raspberry Pi is nothing short of a homebrew phenomenon. Since its release in February 2012, the British micro-mini-computer has enabled legions of amateur inventors to develop projects both weird and wonderful. Here’s a run-down of the most impressive applications, ranging from weather stations… » 10/25/13 5:20am 10/25/13 5:20am

Yep, This Adorable Mini Macintosh Is Fully Functional

Apple's compact Mac mini isn't as popular as it once was, but the company could easily make it a hot seller again if they just followed John Leake's lead and turned it into a miniature Macintosh. At one-third the size of the original, it's pretty much too cute to resist. » 8/28/13 8:35am 8/28/13 8:35am

Neverwet's Waterproof Magic Turns Circuit Boards into Submarines

We've had a quite a bit of fun covering anything we could get our hands on with water-repelling magic, but the folks over at Adafruit took it a step further and risked a little electrocution. But the result—submersible circuit boards—is definitely cool enough to be worth the trouble. » 8/02/13 10:49am 8/02/13 10:49am

A Dog Owner Rigged His Door So That It Unlocks With a Bark

For everyone in the world whose heart has not blackened and shriveled beyond repair, nothing boosts your mood quite like a new family addition in the form of a dog. That is, until you have to wake up at the crack of dawn to let that needy, opposable-thumbless mutt out. But new dog owner and Raspberry Pi enthusiast… » 7/02/13 10:13am 7/02/13 10:13am

"Murmur" Shows Room Noise On The Walls

Make sure you don't mutter to yourself at Murmur, because your petty grievances will end up visualized on the wall. The project uses Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks to visualize and project LED simulations of the sound waves in a room. » 6/09/13 10:29am 6/09/13 10:29am

Hacked Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed On the Road Ahead

Unless you're blasting through red lights and stop signs, you don't really need to care what speed you're riding a bike at. But maybe knowing that you're careening through traffic at a blistering eight miles per hour gives you some kind of thrill. In that case, check out Matt Richardson's Dynamic Bike Headlight hack. » 3/19/13 11:20am 3/19/13 11:20am