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Oct 20, 2014

The ModMyPi Helix Case is strudy once assembled but care should be taken during assembly. The case features "push-fit" pins in order to enable contruction without the use of screws. Due to the nature of MDF (and its layered properties), we...

Sep 23, 2014

Introduction to IR Sensors Infrared (IR) light is invisible electromagnetic radiation. Everything absorbs and emits IR, and it's utilised in a plethora of applications. You may have heard of IR used in night vision equipment. This is becuase,...

Jul 17, 2014

Please Note. This method combats mechanical compatibility between the Raspberry Pi Model B & Model B+. Electronic compatibility is a little different, please see below. So you've got your shiny new Raspberry Pi Model B+! Great!  But...

Jul 13, 2014

Introduction With the new B+ board revision, the Raspberry Pi Foundation solved a number of minor issues and criticisms that were expressed about the original B board. The "spider web" of cables that resulted from having input and output ports...

Jul 03, 2014

ModMyPi's Adjustable Raspberry Pi Camera Mount Protector is quick and easy to assemble, just follow the guide below! Please Note. All acrylic pieces have a protective backing on each side, which peels off. Please do so before...

Jul 03, 2014

In previous tutorials we've outlined temperature sensing, PIR motion controllers and buttons and switches, all of which can plug directly into the Raspberry Pi's GPIO ports. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic range finder is very simple to use, however the...

Jun 27, 2014

So you've got your hands on our 6V 60RPM DC Motors and all the mounting gear (coupler, mount & wheel) but you have no idea how it all goes together?! Don't worry, we've put a nice pictorial guide on how it all goes together, so you'll be zooming...

Jun 26, 2014

Aircraft Grade Aluminium Raspberry Pi Case Assembly Guide ModMyPi's Aircraft Grade Aluminium Raspberry Pi cases, are quick and easy to assemble! They're tough, and designed to keep your Raspberry Pi cool in just about any industrial setting -...

Apr 16, 2014

Parts list 1x Light pipe 1x Top plate 4x 1/4" Raspberry Pi nylon edge fasteners 4x 6-32 x 1/4" black steel screws for the Raspberry Pi nylon edge fasteners 1x Back wall (HDMI) 2x 4-40 x 3/16" F/F aluminum standoffs (for the...

Apr 16, 2014

PCB Specifications Copper weight: 2oz Material: FR4 Board thickness: 2.3622mm (0.093") Bill of Materials PCB Designator Description Part #

Apr 16, 2014

Before you start, ensure that the SPI driver is loaded on your Raspberry Pi distribution. The following Python sample reads from a TMP36 analog temperature sensor every second. It converts the raw temperature data into millivolts, degrees...

Apr 16, 2014

Assembly time: approximately 20 minutes. The nwazet Pro Kit is built around two black acrylic plates laser cut to receive the modules. The plate with only 3mm screw holes is the bottom plate, and the plate with the larger windows goes on top....

Apr 16, 2014

The laser-cut parts of the case are protected by an adhesive film which needs to be removed before assembly. Bill of Materials: Raspberry Pi B+/2 1x Pi Monster Lighting Board 11x Acrylic plates 5x 1/4" black screws 4x 1/4" F/F...

Apr 16, 2014

On many Raspberry Pi distributions, including Raspbian, the SPI and I2C device drivers are not loaded by default on boot. The file named '/etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf' indicates which kernel modules must not be loaded. Since I2C and SPI,...

Apr 16, 2014

Bill of Materials 7x acrylic plates 4x screws 2x 3/4" M/F hex standoffs 2x 1/4" F/F hex standoffs 4x rubber feet Note Acrylic is a hard and stiff plastic which is sensitive to stress concentrations and shares a certain level...

Apr 16, 2014

Bill of Materials 7x acrylic plates 4x black screws 2x 3/4" M/F hex standoffs 2x 1/4" F/F hex standoffs 1x light pipe 4x rubber feet Note Acrylic is a hard and stiff plastic which is sensitive to stress concentrations and...

Apr 16, 2014

Our IR receiver works with LIRC and is able to receive the signal from almost any remote, if configured properly. Many of our customers who bought the receiver want to do so with a XBMC distribution, and a Logitech Harmony remote. This can get...

Apr 15, 2014

A blast from the past and a valuable resource, "Build Your Own Z80 Computer" is now available to download in a .pdf format! This set of design and application notes, instructs the reader from start to finish in how to contruct their own computer...

Apr 13, 2014

NOTE: If you are using the latest software for your Pi (which you should be) then you will need to edit the boot config text file: Add the following line to /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=w1-gpio In previous tutorials we’ve outlined the...

Feb 19, 2014

In previous tutorials, we outlined the basics behind physical computing and the Raspberry Pi by activating LEDs and scripts using a simple one button circuit. If you haven’t read the previous tutorials please do so, as they include a few points...

Jan 21, 2014

This is a short guide on how to connect an External Hard Drive to the Raspberry Pi! Most external Hard Drives are quite juicy and will require a USB Hub to run in a stable manner, so please do check this before trying to install your...

Nov 22, 2013

If multiple people are using the same raspberry pi you may want to add new users so each person has their own user account. Adding a new user is simple enough, the following method was done whilst logged in as the default user 'pi' which has...

Nov 22, 2013

By default your raspberry pi pi comes with an account 'pi' with the password 'raspberry'. For security reasons it's probably a good idea to change the password, but you may also wish to change the username as well. There are a couple of different...

Oct 31, 2013

You can now transform your Raspberry Pi into an all-in-one retro gaming console! Thanks to the RetroPie project you can play a multitude of old console games, such a SNES, NES, SEGA Mega Drive, Atari and many more on your Raspberry Pi. 

Oct 30, 2013

Tutorial: How to run a program from boot   Having a program start by itself when you boot your Raspberry Pi can be very useful. There are a few ways of running a command at start-up, but in this tutorial we will create a script within...

Oct 23, 2013

Tutorial: Flashing LED using GPIO Output   In this example we'll cover how to build a very simple circuit consisting of an LED and resistor connected up to the GPIO port on your Raspberry Pi. This is a simple exercise will demonstrate...

Oct 23, 2013

Tutorial: Tactile switch   Buttons and switches are a fundamental part of ‘physical’ computing. This beginner’s tutorial is designed to teach the basics of physical operation with the Raspberry Pi using a simple momentary switch setup. It...

Oct 23, 2013

In this tutorial we'll take you through how to connect a 16x2 LCD display up to your Raspberry Pi using GPIO pins. Being able to display a message on the LCD is not only very cool but can be pretty useful too, for example in this tutorial we'll...

Oct 23, 2013

If you wish to create a program in Python that utilises the GPIO port on your Raspberry Pi then you'll need to install this library. The RPi.GPIO Python library allows you to easily configure and read-write the input/output pins on the GPIO...

Oct 23, 2013

How to make Python programs executable   Normally, in order to run a Python program you have to tell the Python software to open the file. However it is possible to execute the file without having to call upon Python first. This allows you...

Oct 23, 2013

Raspberry Pi users exist all over the world so it's useful to know how to change the keyboard layout, to use symbols and characters from your own country, and how to change the time zone settings. Changing keyboard layout for your...

Oct 22, 2013

Google Coder is a free, open source project that turns your Raspberry Pi into a mini web server that allows you to create web content using HTML, CSS and JavaScript via a browser-based IDE. Or rather, it allows you to easily make cool web...

Oct 22, 2013

This guide will walk you through the steps to logging into your Raspberry Pi's console from another PC or laptop. The method utilises Secure Shell (SSH),  a secure network protocol for data communication, which is very useful for remote operation...

Oct 22, 2013

Please see the tutorial on accessing the Pi via SSH for an introduction to remote log in to the Raspberry Pi. SSH enables access of the Raspberry Pi command line. However, if you want to boot to the GUI (startx) you will need a different...

Oct 22, 2013

Running Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi   A version of classic game Minecraft is now available to play on your raspberry Pi! It doesn't have all the features of the full Minecraft game but is still a lot of fun!   Installation is very...

Sep 14, 2013

14th September 2013 The VESA-Pi Raspberry Pi case is the perfect case for those wanting to quickly clip your Raspberry Pi to the back of a TV or Monitor! Assembly is quick and easy, and the kit contains a dust guard to protect your Pi when...

Aug 29, 2013

29/08/2013 The Raspberry Pi Camera Module comes fully assembled with a 15-Way 150mm flat cable that plugs directly in the Raspberry Pi CSI port. Unfortunately the included cable is quite fragile, and can break if twisted or bent too...

Aug 25, 2013

25/08/2013 Need a motor for your project, but not sure which type to get? We stock a few different varieties on ModMyPi, so hopefully this rundown on the difference between DC, Servo and Stepper Motors will help you decide! DC Motors DC...

Jul 19, 2013

If you are using the latest Raspbian Jessie, click here to read our updated guide. To log in to your Raspberry Pi remotely, you'll need the IP of the Raspberry Pi – this is basically like your house address and tells the host computer where to...

Jun 13, 2013

NOOBS is Raspberry Pi's New Out Of Box Software which makes installing your favourite OS easy! If you have purcahsed your SD card from us then NOOBS will be pre-installed. If you have sourced your SD card elsewhere (shame on you!) then follow...

Jun 13, 2013

1. Make sure you have the latest Raspbian Operating System (OS) installed on your Raspberry Pi. You can download the latest version of NOOBS here and follow the discussion of installing NOOBS on your Raspberry Pi here. Then plug your WiFi...

May 22, 2013

Raspberry Pi Camera Board Installation Guide Custom designed and manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, the Raspberry Pi Camera Board features a 5MP (2592×1944 pixels) Omnivision 5647 sensor in a fixed focus module. The module...

May 22, 2013

RaspiStill Camera App ===================== Runs camera for specific time, and take JPG capture at end if requested usage: RaspiStill [options] Image parameter commands -?, --help : This help information -w, --width : Set image...

May 22, 2013

RaspiVid Camera App =================== Display camera output to display, and optionally saves an H264 capture at requested bitrate usage: RaspiVid [options] Image parameter commands -?, --help : This help information -w,...

Apr 23, 2013

Introduction There are many media streaming applications for the Raspberry Pi, for example as a Webserver, Dropbox like storage cloud, bittorrent download box, or even a desktop PC. But in this case we are using it as a Network Attached...

Apr 18, 2013

If you want to attach your Raspberry Pi to the back of a TV or monitor you'll most likely need a VESA mount! The ModMyPi cases do have a 75mm VESA option pre-drilled, however the ModMyPi VESA Star will allow you to attach the case to anything up...

Apr 16, 2013

The MCP23017 Port Expander kit connects directly to the HT Raspberry Pi GPIO Breakout Board or HT Raspberry Pi GPIO Breakout Board **Pro** and plugs into a Breadboard. The 16-bit I/O port functionally of the MCP23017 consists of two 8-bit ports...

Apr 15, 2013

Introduction The PicoBorg is an ultra compact motor controller for the Raspberry Pi. With PicoBorg, you can turn on and off fans, motors, solenoids or relays from your Raspberry Pi. There are 4 low side drivers, so you can turn on and off 4...

Apr 04, 2013

Introduction Bluetooth is a useful tool for getting devices communicating wirelessly. If you want your Raspberry Pi interacting with anything, from a printer, to a mobile phone, to setting up media streaming, bluetooth is the way to go! The...

Mar 19, 2013

19th March 2013 Please note. The Multi-Pi is 100% compatible with newer versions of the Raspberry Pi including the A+/B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The assembly process is exactly the same as below, and there are extra bolts included for...

Mar 11, 2013

Original Post Date 11 March 2013 Just a quick helpful post for all those looking to use the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi! Cyntech Components and Pimoroni have put together a rather useful cheat sheet which outlines the basic functionality...

Feb 26, 2013

26th February 2013 With recent software releases in addition to new hardware, the Raspberry Pi is rapidly becoming the perfect low cost, quick and easy solution for controlling your home media centre. If you don't fancy having a keyboard...

Jan 11, 2013

For the lastest installation instructions please refer to RasClock Official website Introduction The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-small and ultra-low cost computer. In order to achieve this size and price, several non-essential items usually...

Dec 17, 2012

The Raspberry Pi is a £22 single board computer made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in UK. This credit-size computer doesn’t have an in-built hard disk, but is equipped with an SD card for storage and booting. The main aim of manufacturing this...

Dec 17, 2012

The Objective of the Raspberry Pi and Its Main Components The Raspberry Pi is a mini-sized computer that was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK as a way to inspire extensive teaching of basic computer science to the classroom....

Sep 18, 2012

Please Note. These instructions are outdated. The Raspberry Pi has drivers for Realtek 8188CU chipsets included as default. Devices using this chipset should now be plug and play. This guide will outline the basic steps used to install the 

Jun 30, 2012

This install guide was completed on the latest stable release of Debian Squeeze, but it should work on later releases, such as Wheezy. This guide will give a step by step overview of how to install the Tenda W311U MiniWireless USB...

Jan 21, 2012

Want to use your Raspberry Pi as a 'one-for-all' home media system? Then load up XBMC distribution for the Raspberry Pi and you can! Here's a short video giving an overview of XBMC media centre running flawlessly with the Raspberry Pi.

Jan 17, 2012

So what else can you do with your Raspberry Pi? Here's a short clip of a Raspberry Pi being used to stream YouTube videos wirelessly between an Apple iPad and a TV. $(function(){ $("#blogArticle").fitVids(); });

Jan 09, 2012

Wow great news. The 10 Raspberry Pi beta boards, which are ideal for collectors of first edition hardware, sold like hot cakes on the auction site ebay. Board 01 of 10 sold for a whopping £3500 Board 02 of 10 sold for £2150 Board 03 of 10...

Dec 31, 2011

The first 10 Raspberry Pi beta boards (numbered 1 - 10) are being auctioned off on ebay. All the money raised will go straight back into the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Basically, differences in the beta board consists of a small hand modification...

Dec 23, 2011

Here's a nice short video (2 minutes) which demonstrates the graphical power and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. The video features a short boot into Linux, a demonstration of 1080p movie playback with audio, a short 3d graphical rendering demo...

Dec 22, 2011

The next stage in the beta Raspberry Pi board construction is complete. Here's some pictures from the first batch of beta devices. 10 of these Raspberry Pi's will be up for auction in the near future! 

Dec 01, 2011

From artwork to physical PCB's. Here are some photo's of the PCB's from the initial batch of 100 Raspberry Pi beta boards. These PCB's are an illustration of how the Raspberry Pi looks part way through its manufacturing process. It should be...

Nov 25, 2011

Thanks go to Paul Beech for this image, which shows the Raspberry Pi board in all its glory.

Nov 14, 2011

This beautiful picture shows a visualisation of the printed circuit board (PCB) design. This is how the Raspberry Pi manages to be so small, and that collection of connections at the heart of the board demonstrates the location of the Broadcom...

Nov 01, 2011

Eben talks about the Raspberry Pi's aims and potential areas of applicability in Education. The video is in HD and is definitely worth a watch if your interested in who the Raspberry Pi is being developed for.  This interview centres around...

Oct 27, 2011

The following video shows an in-depth interview with Eben on the 'Raspberry Pee' (Watch the video and you'll get it). Also, the Raspberry Pi won the award for 'Best in Show' for hardware design at TechCon. Congratulations! The key points...

Oct 20, 2011

After a great deal of speculation the 5V Micro USB Jack has been confirmed to supply power to the Raspberry Pi board. Eben states this was for two reasons: "Ubiquity. Micro USB has been chosen as the GSMA’s Universal Charging Solution, so...

Oct 19, 2011

Here's a sneak peak at the Raspberry Pi running Fedora ARM Operating System. This video shows the Raspberry Pi running abi-word, printing and running g-edit with various enabled plug-ins such as a terminal, python console and a file manager. More...

Oct 12, 2011

This video demonstrates the Raspberry Pi's ability as an effective client for Virtual Network Computing (VNC) remote desktop applications, in addition to its applications in shared network displays. More information is available from Rob Hague's...

Oct 10, 2011

Here's a really interesting Newsnight article focused on the causes behind the decline of computing in the UK, which features the Raspberry Pi. Its around 15 minutes long and definitely worth a watch. Key points: UK has a proud history...

Oct 05, 2011

Here's some demo videos of a Raspberry Pi generating and moving particles. They're around 1 minute long each and worth a watch if you're interested in the performance aspects of the Raspberry Pi.  $(function(){ ...

Sep 19, 2011

This demo video was posted by geek.com. The video features: The Raspberry Pi running 1080p Video. The Quake 3 Demo. Information about the Raspberry PI Foundation. Information about the features of the Raspberry Pi board. A Q&A...

Sep 14, 2011

If your interested in a little Q&A session with Eben, Raspberry Pi's director. Then have a click on the link below: Eben's SlashDot Interview Eben answers various questions regarding the Raspberry Pi including: The role of commercial...

Sep 08, 2011

Here's a video taken from the Transfer Summit. Andy Piper gives a brief overview of the Raspberry Pi, its various features and size in addition to demonstrating its HD capabilities. This Raspberry Pi had been running a 1080p demo for 8 hours...

Aug 28, 2011

Our hero Eben talking about the Raspberry Pi at the 'Educating Programmers Summit'. Here's a little breakdown of the key points he discusses: The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a University of Cambridge 'spin-off'. They were experiencing a...

Aug 27, 2011

Just found a little nugget of information for all those worried about overheating and airflow in Raspberry Pi case. Here's a direct quote from the Official Raspberry Pi Blog that made us at ModMyPi very happy: "I know some of our forum members...

Aug 27, 2011

Here's something you don't see everyday. A computer the size of a credit card running Quake 3. Eat that Apple. Can't wait to see this little beast running Doom, one of my favourite games of all time :-) $(function(){ ...

Aug 12, 2011

Alpha Boards arrived with Eben today and both Linux, network and SD Card access where all working! Here's a video of Eben talking about the board and the various bits of hardware it contains. A video here by Geek.com who managed to get...

Jul 25, 2011

The team at Raspberry Pi have been working super hard over the last few months to get the Raspberry Pi schematic and PCB layout finalised. Electrically, the alpha board is intended to be identical to the final release device. The Alpha board is...