Back in the 18th century, clockmakers were held in high esteem, as turning pieces of metal and wire into working timepieces must have seemed like magic at the time.
I built a device that allows a pinball machine from 1984 to automatically upload scores to the internet. The device taps into the machine’s memory bus and monitors the game state, uploading scores after each game. Growing up, my family owned an old pinball machine, a 1974 Williams Strato-Flite.
Anyone who was lucky enough to secure a Gmail invite back in early 2004 would have gasped in wonder at the storage on offer, a whole gigabyte! Nearly two decades later there’s more storage to be had for free from Google and its competitors, but it’s still relatively easy to hit the paid tier.
There’s nothing more pleasing on a hot day than an ice-cold beverage. While the vast majority of us have a fridge in the kitchen, sometimes it’s desirable to have a further fridge in the lab, games room, or workshop.
L’idées de ce Bloc Arcade est toute simple mais drôlement efficace. Le système de double écran fait tout son charme. Un petit losange en longueur réalisé en contreplaqué propose sur chacune des deux faces un écran. A l’intérieur, un Raspberry Pi 400.
A friend recently started a project to remotely boot his router (which tends to hang randomly) with Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, the rpi-rf tool was not quite recognizing the signals.
The USB Knob is a versatile device that combines the functionality of a rotary encoder with the convenience of a USB interface. It is based on either the CH552E or CH554E microcontroller and is equipped with addressable LEDs, commonly known as NeoPixels.
Too busy playing video games to have a social life? No worries. In 1985, Nintendo introduced R.O.B. — otherwise known as the Robotic Operating Buddy. It was made to play Nintendo with you. In Japan, apparently, it was the Family Computer Robot. We suppose ROB isn’t a very Japanese name.
One of the coolest things any sound system can have is some kind of musical visualization. Thumping level meters that pump with the volume are a great example, and were particularly popular in the 1980s.