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How to Convert a USB Printer to Wireless with a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Wireless Printer

This tutorial will show you how to turn a USB printer into a wireless, AirPrint enabled printer using a Raspberry Pi. The shared printer will be accessible from Windows, Mac and of course, Linux devices. Printers are one of the few bits of tech that haven’t really changed much in the last few decades. The only real change has been that they are increasingly locked down, they are expensive to re-fill, detecting generic cartridges and refusing to print unless an expensive name-brand cartridge is purchased. … Read more

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How to Use a Raspberry Pi for Digital Signage

Raspberry Pi Digital Signage

This tutorial will show you how to set up your Raspberry Pi with info-beamer and a TV to use as digital signage for your shop, office, school… or anywhere really. Digital signage is super useful. You may want to display advertisements in your shop window, timetables in your office, bulletins in school hallways – really, for anywhere you would hang a poster or noticeboard, a digital sign makes a cool replacement that is highly visible and can be easily updated. Lets get to it. Setting Up the … Read more

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The Worst Things You’ll Probably Google As a Programmer on Linux

The Worst Things You'll Probably Google As a Programmer on Linux

Programming terminology isn’t always well thought out. Language changes, or the people building out languages don’t consider the full implications of what a function or program or program name may look like when taken out of context – especially when combined with other technical terms. This leads to some pretty awful sounding phrases that you’ll have to search up online when learning how to code, or reminding yourself of the syntax for a command. Here are the worst 25, summarized from this Reddit thread. The Worst … Read more

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How to Build a Raspberry Pi Internet Kiosk

Raspberry Pi Internet Kiosk

This tutorial will show you how to build an internet kiosk using a Raspberry Pi and FullPageOS. It can also be used as digital signage! Internet kiosks are useful when you want to allow your customers or visitors to be able to use the internet – to browse a catalogue or access services – but want to limit them to the web browser only, and make sure that they can only use the websites you deem necessary (or appropriate). FullPageOS provides this functionality for free … Read more

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Browsing the Internet on a 1989 Macintosh II with a Web Rendering Proxy

Browsing the Internet on a 1989 Macintosh II with a Raspberry Pi

For completely impractical reasons I decided to try and browse the internet using my 1989 Macintosh IICI computer. Here’s how it went. I’ve previously tried web browsing with Web Rendering Proxy on a 1993 Windows 3.11 computer, and thought I’d see how the Apple experience stacks up. Setting up the Raspberry Pi with Web Rendering Proxy Web Rendering Proxy is a neat little tool that lets you browse the internet from older devices. It works by rendering a modern web-page in a modern Chromium browser, … Read more

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DIY Raspberry Pi Powered Pinball Machine [Kitchen Build]

Raspberry Pi Powered Pinball

This article will show you how I built a DIY Raspberry Pi Powered Pinball game using GDevelop and an Arduino to add physical push-buttons to control the game. GDevelop is a zero-code game development studio, so this article has almost no coding required. I’ve been meaning to check out GDevelop for a while, so I’ve combined a simple GDevelop game with a 2-button Arduino game controller to make a little virtual pinball machine.  Here’s the finished product in action! What We’re Building As you can … Read more

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Installing Pi-Hole Ad Blocker on a Raspberry Pi Zero

Installing Pi-Hole Ad Blocker on Raspberry Pi Zero

Ads are annoying and they slow down your internet browsing experience.  Here’s how to block them for your whole network using Pi-Hole and a Raspberry Pi Zero. No-one likes ads. Ads interrupt videos.  Ads crowd up web pages while you’re trying to read. Ads pop up at the worst moment. There are probably ads competing for your attention while you try to read this right now. Pi-Hole to the Rescue Pi-Hole is an ad blocking solution that blocks ads for your whole network – including … Read more

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Browsing the Internet on a 1993 Windows 3.11 All-In-One PC

Internet Browsing in Windows 3.11 via Raspberry Pi

I found some cool software called Web Rendering Proxy that lets your browse the internet on vintage computers and decided to try it out – here’s how it went. The result of this was that yes, I could browse the internet, and that yes, it was a completely miserable experience. But it was worth it anyway. What’s Involved A computer with an ethernet adapter Windows 3.11 For Workgroups Google will help you find a copy if you need one Microsoft TCP/IP-32 3.11b for Windows for Workgroups Again, … Read more

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Rasperry Pi RetroPie Emulation Station Install Walkthrough (Video Games on Pi)

retropie video game emulation raspberry pi

This guide will walk you through the installation and configuration of RetroPie (a Linux distribution with Emulation Station pre-configured) and where to source some legal retro game console ROMS. RetroPie is a ready-to-use Linux OS for your Raspberry Pi, which has everything already configured and ready to emulate NES, SNES, GameBoy, Nintendo 64, Playstation, Sega, and many other game consoles. The installation and configuration steps are super easy.  I’ve documented them below with screenshots and notes.  Once RetroPie is up and running, I’ll install a … Read more

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TwisterOS For Raspberry Pi Does It All [Screenshots/Review]

twister os for raspberry pi

Here’s a screenshot-heavy review of Twister OS – a weird, kitchen-sink included Linux OS for Raspberry Pi with tools for emulation, gaming, and overclocking.  It even comes with Windows and macOS themes! Rather than make you read about what it does, I’ve included screenshots walking through the process of downloading, installing, and running Twister OS.  I’ve included some commentary, but the screenshots should let you decide for yourself whether you want to give this odd OS a go. First up, downloading and installing Twister OS … Read more