Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

The Raspberry Pi & Raspberry Pi Zero are versatile and fun to use mini computers. Their versatility means they’re a great for many different projects from software to hardware based electronics project. This post will list a bunch of projects and ideas designed to get you started with the Raspberry Read more…

By Soren, ago

How-To: Change libretro emulator cores in RetroPie (Emulationstation)

RetroPie makes its incredibly simple to create a Game Console Emulator using the Raspberry Pi (how-to here). RetroPie will play everything from Gameboy to Super Nintendo to Sega Genesis games. Unfortunately with simplicity often comes lack of choice. This means that RetroPie comes with some predefined emulator cores that it will always use. Most of the times these emulator cores will work perfectly well - but there are situations where you would like to change  the emulator core of a certain system. An example is the NES emulator in RetroPie - I have found that using the QuickNES core gives better results than the fceu-next core which ships with RetroPie. Fortunately RetroPie uses libretro and emulatorstation which makes it very flexible, and installing a new emulator core for any of the emulated systems is a breeze. This guide will show you how to replace fceu-next with QuickNES as the NES emulator core. (more…)

By Soren, ago

How-To: Turn a Raspberry Pi into a WiFi router

Do you want a separate WiFi network for your guests? or would you like to have network running an alternative DNS configuration in your house? You no longer have to buy a new WiFi router to do this - you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi router. This post will guide you through the process of setting up your Raspberry Pi as a WiFi network. (more…)

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How-To: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a AirPlay receiver to stream music from your iPhone

[caption id="attachment_167" align="alignright" width="240"]Raspberry Pi - connected to Receiver Raspberry Pi - Connected to Receiver[/caption] Wouldn't it be cool if you can stream your music directly from your iPhone to your speakers or audio receiver system? This is in-fact possible using a Raspberry Pi connected via a audio cable to your receiver and connected via WiFi and AirPlay to your iPhone. It all sounds pretty complex but it is in fact not hard to setup at all. Before we get started - please note that this guide is only for audio - we will not be able to steam videos to your tv at this time.  (more…)

By Soren, ago