electronics

When To Use Each Different Type Of Soldering Tip

Soldering irons have lots of different tips, and each of them is better suited for different tasks. However, which tips are best suited for what isn’t always obvious, so Instructables user JColvin91 breaks down the best uses for each.


The Raspberry Pi B+ Adds More Ports And Features, Consumes Less Power

We love the Raspberry Pi, and it gets even better today with the unveiling of the Raspberry Pi Model B+. The B+ packs four USB ports, a microSD slot, improved audio output, lower power consumption and more, all for the same price as the Model B.


Add A Virtual Keyboard To A Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown off a few different Raspberry Pi projects that use touchscreens in the past, but one of the problems with them is that you still have to connect them to a full keyboard. DIY enthusiast Ozzmaker shows off how to add a virtual keyboard to any Pi project using a touchscreen so you don’t need to worry about that anymore.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mobile Game System

The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent game system already, but it’s not exactly mobile. If you want to take it on the road with you, Adafruit has a guide to build a Game Boy-inspired game system on the cheap.


Power A Car Diagnostics System With A Raspberry Pi

Newer cars sport an OBD port where you can access real time data from all your car’s sensors. DIYer studio CowFish wanted live access to this data, so they built a system with a Raspberry Pi that reads the data and displays it on a screen built into the dash.


Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Bluetooth Receiver For Your Car Stereo

If you have an older car without Bluetooth built into it, it’s an expensive upgrade to add. Redditor parkerlreed decided to create his own system using a Raspberry Pi.


Build A Raspberry Pi Remote Servo Cam You Can Control From Anywhere

The Raspberry Pi already makes a pretty great computer for a webcam, but if you want to control what that Pi is looking at, you’ll need actual movement. Make has a guide to having the Pi control a camera with servomotors.


Convert An Old Bluetooth Headset Into A Bluetooth Receiver

Have an old Bluetooth headset sitting around collecting dust? Instructables user treyes4 shows off how to convert that headset into a receiver with just a few parts.


Build Your Own Fingerprint-Scanning Garage Door Opener

If you’re tired of forgetting your house keys or garage door opener, Instructables user nodcah shows you how you can make your finger the only thing you need to access your abode.


Focus On Your Daily Needs To Save Money When Buying Electronics

A lot of people buy high-end gear because they think they might need their features “some day,” but you might save a lot of money if you just focus on what you actually need to do. Your electronics aren’t life-long purchases, after all.