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Build A Talking Radio That Reads Incoming Notifications With A Raspberry Pi

The idea of a machine that talks to you intelligently might be a ways off still, but Instructables user MisterM wanted to make a radio that would announce general details throughout the day. To do this, he wired up a Raspberry Pi Zero to a text-to-speech engine, then tossed in a dose of If This Then That.

You Can Now Trigger Your Raspberry Pi-Powered DIY Alexa With A Wake Word

Amazon updated their Alexa sample code on GitHub with a new wake word engine. This means that if you’d like to make your own Amazon Alexa with a Raspberry Pi, you can do so without the previously required press of a button.

Build Your Own Dash Cam With Live Streaming Capabilities Using A Raspberry Pi

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as a dash cam before, but over on PubNub they took the same concept, but also have a live-streaming capability provided you can set up a hot spot on your smartphone.

Fedora Arrives On The Raspberry Pi

Fedora might not be one of the most popular Linux distros, but it’s certainly one of the most beloved. We’ve seen a remix of it on the Raspberry Pi before, but now it’s available in an official form.

Pi Power Simplifies Managing Power On Mobile Raspberry Pi Projects

If you’re building any type of mobile Raspberry Pi project, you know that power management can be a bit of a chore. Pi Power is a GitHub project that simplifies the whole process by adding a set of instructions to control battery power with a variety of button presses.

Build A Lamp That Changes Colour Based On The Weather Forecast

Weather forecasts certainly aren’t hard to come by, but if you’re looking for something super easy to glance at, DJAkbar’s GitHub page has a guide for making a lamp that changes colour based on the forecast for the day.

DIY Retro Game System Showdown: RetroPie Vs. Recalbox

The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest and smallest way to emulate the old video games you still love to play. You have a few different ways of going about making your own retro game console, but RetroPie and Recalbox are two of the easiest to use. Let’s take a look at their differences, and pick the best one for you.

Build A Retro Looking All-In-One Console With A Raspberry Pi And An Old CRT 

There are countless ways to use a Raspberry Pi as a retro game console, but if you’re connecting that Pi to a HDTV, you’re losing a bit of the magic. Over on Hackaday, DIYer Jon crams a Raspberry Pi into an old tube TV to help capture that old-school look.

Build Your Own All-In-One, Cyberpunk Inspired Computer

Not every project needs to be extremely useful, sometimes, it’s just about making something cool. Case in point, over on Node, they show you how to put together a cyberpunk-inspired computer from an old Commodore case and a Raspberry Pi.

Build A System That Plays Your Own Theme Song When You Walk Into A Room

Ever wanted your own entrance music? Over on Redpepper, they came up with a system that uses a Raspberry Pi and Bluetooth to trigger a song when you walk into an area.

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