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Make A Programmable Irrigation Controller With A Raspberry Pi

With all the day-to-day challenges that keep us busy, it can be hard to remember to water our plants. With a Raspberry Pi and a few other parts, you can program your own irrigation controller and make sure all your plants get the water they need.


The Kano Kit Teaches Kids To Build Computers And Learn To Code

You have a lot of options for excellent little starter kits for electronics of all kinds. But if you’re looking to teach a kid about programming, the Kano Kit is a fantastic new option.


Turn An IKEA Dragan Box Into A Raspberry Pi Speaker

Combining two hacking loves into one, this design uses IKEA parts and a Raspberry Pi to make a home sound system.


Build A Super-Thin Point-And-Shoot Camera With A Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen point-and-shoot cameras made with the Raspberry Pi before, but they’re always a bit clunky. Ben Heck shows off a way to slim it down so it’s actually useable in the real world.


Build An Entire Home Automation System With A Raspberry Pi And Arduino

We’ve seen a lot of DIY home automation projects over the years, but Instructables user electronichamsters shows off one of the most complete systems we’ve seen yet. You’ll be able to use it to monitor just about everything in your house.


Build A Face-Recognising Safe With A Raspberry Pi

Having a safe is a great way to store your valuables. Now, you can lock them away in a DIY, face-recognising setup with a some free software, a Raspberry Pi and a Pi camera.


Adafruit's Computer Add-On Pack For Raspberry Pi Gets You Started Quickly

The problem with the Raspberry Pi is that it doesn’t come with a keyboard, mouse and monitor so you can use it as a computer. Adafruit solves most of that with the Computer Add-On Pack.


Make A Raspberry Pi Model B+ Case From A Manila Folder

Raspberry Pi cases are a dime a dozen, but we all know making your own is usually the best way to go. The recently released Model B+ changes the form factor of the Pi enough that old cases don’t work. Thankfully, Imgur user quantumCity shares a B+ case made from a Manila folder.


Build A Time Machine Backup Server With A Raspberry Pi

Time Machine is the built-in service in Mac OS X that makes backups super-easy, and Apple’s Time Capsule makes the whole process even easier. Unfortunately, Apple’s official hard drive solution is a bit pricey at $349. Raymii shows how to build one with a Raspberry Pi.


Reset A Forgotten Raspberry Pi Password With A Simple TXT File Edit

If you forget your Raspberry Pi’s password, it’s a fairly useless little machine. To fix this problem, Raspberry Pi Spy shows how to reset the password with a simple edit to a TXT file.