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Build A Super-Powered Mobile Gaming Device With A Raspberry Pi 2

The original Raspberry Pi-powered PiGrrl put together by Adafruit is a wonderful way to take your retro gaming on the go, but the two-button setup was a bit limiting. Now, Adafruit’s back with a new version.

Turn An IKEA Drawer Into A Cubby Filing Drawer

Need somewhere to store your files but have limited storage space? This inexpensive project tucks away those files in IKEA’s popular cubby. Instructables user acoens offers the step-by-step instructions. Besides the IKEA Expedit cubby and the Expedit single drawer insert, you’ll need to metal rods and two L-shaped angle brackets, along with some standard tools.

Build A Smart Calendar And Notification Centre With A Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi combined with a cheap LCD screen to create a smart calendar before, but Instructables user ozua takes it a step further with a family agenda, weather forecasts, local events, and even live transport info.

The Ocean Waves Home Screen

Android: If the return to work has you longing for summer days by the ocean, this home screen will get you in the mood.

Build A Motion Detector Alarm That Reports Time And GPS Location Data

If you’re looking for a way to keep tabs on what’s happening around you, this battery-powered, GPS-enabled motion detector alerts you of a breach via SMS text message.

Build A Magic Mirror With A Raspberry Pi And An Old Monitor

One of the trademark devices in nearly every Hollywood blockbuster version of the future is a smart mirror that shows off a daily schedule, clock, weather, and other important updates. Blogger Dylan Pierce built his own powered by a Raspberry Pi.

This Glowing Millennium Falcon Purse Is The DIY Project You Were Looking For

Star Wars magic is back in the air, and you can capture some of it with this practical yet definitively geeky DIY purse.

The Martian Desktop

Flickr user Ankush is enamoured with The Martian, and we can’t really blame him. He didn’t mention whether he was inspired by the book or the film to make this desktop, but either way, we love it. Here’s how to set it up.

Most Popular Featured Desktops And Home Screens Of 2015

Every week, we feature customised desktops and home screens submitted by readers that show off beautiful wallpapers and great customisation and UI tweaks. Sometimes they’re fun, sometimes they’re functional, and sometimes they’re both, but 2015 was a great year for all of them. Here’s a look at your favourite ones.

The Pyramids In The Sky Desktop

The creator of this desktop says they have never played Destiny, but this concept art from the game still makes a beautiful wallpaper. Combined with a widget for what’s currently playing, room to work, and a visualizer in the center, and you have a great package that rocks out when you do.

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