Everyone wants a tiny little computer that can do it all, but how do you get started? Use our new guide to master your brand-new Raspberry Pi — and learn everything it can do for you.
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The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $60 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even be your next budget computer, assuming you can stomach some of the trade-offs enthusiasts have identified in their early testing.
You could buy yourself a new Mac Pro for a starting price of around $8000. Or you could pick up about 135 new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and make a cluster of computing awesomeness.
Or perhaps just grab one and make it the basis of a gaming system, media centre or home automation hub. At just $59.95, the latest Raspberry Pi could move from a hobbyist’s toy into the mainstream.
OK, time to cool your jets: Yes, Windows 10 can run natively on ARM platforms... with some limitations. Microsoft has released documentation outlining exactly what those restrictions are and well, there's a lot.
I know what you're thinking. It's just the cut-down, IoT version we've been able to play with for years now. Nope -- this is the Windows 10, built for the compact computer's ARM64 architecture. Sure, there's not a lot you can do with it on a Pi, and it's not exactly stable, but it does works.
Apple's Home app makes it easy to control all your smart home tech right from your iPhone, but because this is Apple we're dealing with, it also comes with some restrictions. The biggest drawback is that Home only works with a small subset of HomeKit-approved smart lights, switches and other gadgets.
If you're still using the office's water cooler to judge your office's morale, you might need an upgrade. Sometimes keeping track of how you feel can be as simple as pressing a button. That's what SEO specialist and programmer Katja Budnikov accomplished after constructing an office happiness tracker during her company's hackathon.
The full-blown version of Visual Studio its still limited to Windows machines, but if you want a similar experience on non-Microsoft platforms, the open-source Visual Studio Code is about as close as you can get. Official builds are available for macOS and Linux and thanks to a fellow by the name of Jay Rodgers, you can get it on Chromebook and the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi is the a very versatile computer that has been embraced by hobbyists everywhere. It's been used to create gaming consoles, home automation systems, media player and all sorts of other applications. Google has teamed up Raspberry Pi to create a kit that brings together a Voice Hardware Accessory on Top board with a microphone and speaker so you can create your own Alexa alternative.
A Youtube user named wermy managed to put RetroPie into an Altoids tin a while ago, but he was reluctant to open it up and show everyone because of all the ugly, visible wires inside. Now he's back with a new & improved version, thanks to 3D printing, and it looks pretty enough for him to show us its guts.
If you're running a Raspberry Pi that's doing something in the background, like working as a security camera system or a weather station, then it's good to know exactly what it's up to no matter where you are. Initial State shows off how to build a dashboard that keeps you up to date and notifies you if anything goes wrong.
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.
Ever wished you could access your Raspberry Pi when you're on the road? Perhaps you've set up a home security camera, you're running a private Minecraft server, or you're using your Pi for some crazy hacked together internet appliance of your own making. Whatever your reasons, it's easy than you think to access that Raspberry Pi remotely. Here's how.
The Raspberry Pi Zero is a fantastic, miniature version of the Raspberry Pi that shrinks the board down to about the size of a stick of gum, but one problem with it is the lack of wireless features. The Raspberry Pi Zero is a new version that packs in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for $US10 ($13), double the price of the original Zero in the US.