Normal coffee tables are boring. Make one that lights up, runs cool animations to your music and can play games instead.
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We know that a Raspberry Pi can be turned into a motion sensing security camera, but it's even cheaper to do it with the $US5 ($7) Raspberry Pi Zero. DIYer Mark West shows you how.
Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you've been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If you've been wondering how to get started with yours, or what you could build that's worthwhile, here are ten great ideas.
Whether you're playing retro games through an emulator on Windows, Mac or a custom-built Raspberry Pi console, you need a controller. We tested some of the most popular options, from simple Xbox controllers to retro replicas and expensive Bluetooth-enabled gamepads, to figure out which are worth your money.
We've seen plenty of Raspberry Pi jukeboxes, but few are as elegant as Imgur user justthatoneotherdude's.
Video: You can't exactly blast your favourite tunes when you're supposed to be listening intently to the baby monitor. This custom build from popular DIYer Ben Heck will let you listen to your music until your little one starts to make noise.
We've seen plenty of custom controllers over the years, but for those who prefer the tactile feel of a keyboard, Adafruit has put together a guide to make your own little keyboard-gamepad.
We've seen little DIY volume knobs before, and they're a handy way to add means to finely adjust the volume on your computer. Instructables user Trochilidesign's made their own, and it's pretty futuristic looking.
We've seen Raspberry Pi-powered weather stations before, but if Arduino is more your style, Instructables user Tecwyn Twmffat made one with three Arduinos.
It's no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That initial guide is just the beginning though, and if you really want to get more out your little DIY console, you'll want to dig in with some advanced tips.