23 Mar '13, 9pm

@MonocularVision R2D2 + Pi

Ah R2D2. Probably one of the most recognized little robots on the planet. There have to be a hundred different toys of R2 out there, but one of the more impressive is the 30th Anniversary Interactive edition. Complete with all kinds of bells and whistles, it’s about as realistic as they come. One Star Wars fan found himself in possession of a broken Interactive R2, and with his girlfriend’s birthday coming up, decided to do a little droid surgery to create the ultimate gift . Giving Anakin a run for his money, all the controls for this R2 unit were custom built. A Raspberry Pi running Rasbian acts as the brain. Facial recognition was implemented using OpenCV . Voice commands in either English or Chinese were made possible by PocketSphinx . Some of the other features he included are: message recording and playback, ultrasonic distance detection, motion detection, wifi, and ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/23/hacked-interactive-r2d2-co...

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Hacked Interactive R2D2 controlled by Raspberry Pi

hackaday.com 23 Mar '13, 9pm

Ah R2D2. Probably one of the most recognized little robots on the planet. There have to be a hundred different toys of R2 ...

Analog input expansion boards for Raspberry Pi

Analog input expansion boards for Raspberry Pi

hackaday.com 22 Mar '13, 11am

[Ken Olsen] needed a bunch of analog inputs for his model railroad project. He wanted to use the Raspberry Pi board, but a...

New post: Rogue Pi: A RPi Pentesting Dropbox

New post: Rogue Pi: A RPi Pentesting Dropbox

hackaday.com 24 Mar '13, 1pm

A pentesting dropbox is used to allow a pentester to remotely access and audit a network. The device is dropped onto a net...

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element14.com 25 Mar '13, 6pm

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WSPR transmitter shows true value of Raspberry ...

hackaday.com 21 Mar '13, 7pm

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element14.com 20 Mar '13, 7pm

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Raspberry Pi: the perfect machine for old DOS g...

hackaday.com 26 Mar '13, 9pm

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@marcogomes por isso:

@marcogomes por isso:

hackaday.com 30 Mar '13, 4pm

Okay. Am I the only one wondering about all these garage door opener posts? I guess I just don’t get it. “This seems like ...

Raspberry Pi DIY dynamic bike headlight projects useful data on the ground (Video)

Raspberry Pi DIY dynamic bike headlight project...

treehugger.com 20 Mar '13, 3pm

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Sold out Raspberry Pi Model A from Allied Electronics (or RS Components in USA?)

Sold out Raspberry Pi Model A from Allied Elect...

alliedelec.com 31 Mar '13, 5pm

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New post: Raspberry Pi as a Spotify server with MPD control

New post: Raspberry Pi as a Spotify server with...

hackaday.com 14 Mar '13, 3pm

The Raspberry Pi has been very popular as a streaming music player. Sure, the only audio out option on the board is an ana...

Using a Raspberry Pi as an Information Radiator

Using a Raspberry Pi as an Information Radiator

pivotallabs.com 15 Mar '13, 11am

We have found the Raspberry Pi to be a cost-effective replacement for the Mac minis that we use in our office to drive TVs...