Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

Learn to Cook on the Beaglebone Black

Our new book, Beaglebone Black Cookbook, is finally published!


Written for inventors, makers, and budding engineers, the book contains over 60 easy-to-succeed recipes for making cool things with the Beaglebone Black, the popular Linux microcomputer.


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With dozens of how-tos, the book kicks off with basic steps for setting up and running the BeagleBone Black for the first time, from connecting the necessary hardware and using the command line with Linux commands to installing new software and controlling your system remotely. Following these recipes, more advanced examples take you through scripting, debugging, and working with software source files, eventually working with the Linux kernel.


Subsequently, you will learn how to exploit the board’s real-time functions, the Programmable Real-time Units, or PRUs. Next, we look at methods for using sound and video with the system before marching forward into an exploration of recipes for building Internet of Things projects. Finally, the book finishes with a dramatic arc into outer space, when you explore ways to build projects for tracking and monitoring satellites.


The book is now available at and Barnes and Noble.

Let’s get Physical! Using the RPi for Much Kid Fun

It’s been a given that the Raspberry Pi’s not just for adults. And in this charming animation narrated by two children and Eben Upton, the RPi Foundation shows us the good fun kids can have with this wonderful microcomputer.
The  great thing about it? There’s no mention of using it to play video games. Instead, you learn about the thrill of physical computing including how to build a methane alert when your dad is trumping. For American readers unfamiliar with this important term, watching the video reveals the hilarious meaning of this Britishism.

From “Let’s get Physical!” from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.


Global Space High Altitude Balloon Challenge

A wonderful gallery of pix from the recently concluded (April) High-Altitude Balloon competition, with entrants from around the world, from young makers to university students to engineers to old DIYers.

Gallery — Global Space Balloon Challenge via Adafruit.

MotherBone™PiOne™ by APlus Mobile, Inc. — Kickstarter

MotherBone™PiOne™ by APlus Mobile, Inc. — Kickstarter.

What can you do with a Cubesat?

What can you do with a Cubesat?

What can you do with a Cubesat?

What can you do with a Cubesat?