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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.