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Nov 22, 2015

PLEASE NOTE. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR THE UPS PICO HV2.0 NOT THE NEWER RASPBERRY PI 3 VERSION UPS PICO HV3.0 - THE LATEST INSTRUCTIONS, FIRMWARE AND SCRIPTS ARE ALL AVAILABLE ON THE UPS PICO WIKI HERE. NEWER UPS PICO'S MAY BECOME DAMAGED WHEN...

Nov 20, 2015

Back in March 2012, one man, by the name Jacob Marsh, had a vision. That vision was to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every Raspberry Pi. Starting small, he designed and manufactured one of the first cases to market. Move forward 3 and a half...

Nov 18, 2015

Before we assemble the touch screen, we need to make sure that our Raspberry Pi has the latest version of Raspbian, and that all the software is up to date. Hook up your Pi to a monitor, plug in your keyboard and mouse and boot your Pi into...

Nov 10, 2015

Here's a little tutorial on how to setup an IR Receiver on OpenELEC/Kodi in side one of our Head Case's Activate Device Tree Overlay First we need to edit our config.txt file. To do this, we need to make the flash directory writable:

Sep 30, 2015

Raspbian Jessie is here! Find out more information about the update here - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here With the launch of Raspbian Jessie there is one significate difference users are going to notice, and that’s...

Sep 18, 2015

This tutorial assumes you are using an up-to-date Raspbian install, have access to either LXTerminal or SSH and have an internet connection! We're going to go through the steps on how to use a GPS module with your Raspberry Pi! In this...

Sep 18, 2015

At ModMyPi we offer a range of different micro-development boards, which all require slightly different power sources! Some are very stringent in their required input; for example, the latest Raspberry Pi recommends 5V @ 2A as a minimum for...

Sep 18, 2015

At ModMyPi we offer a range of different micro-development boards, which all require slightly different power sources! Some are very stringent in their required input; for example, the latest Raspberry Pi recommends 5V @ 2A as a minimum for...

Sep 18, 2015

At ModMyPi we offer a range of different micro-development boards, which all require slightly different power sources! Some are very stringent in their required input; for example, the latest Raspberry Pi recommends 5V @ 2A as a minimum for...

Sep 08, 2015

This is a very easy one - You only require a sharp knife and a printer (and preferably a cutting sheet)! Please ask before you ruin your kitchen side :) The custom artwork fits between the top clear panel, and the 2nd matte black panel. You...

Sep 04, 2015

So you've got a Raspberry Pi, but the USB output current isn't driving what you need it too? One of the newer features on the Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is improved power management. By default, the 4 USB ports on the Raspberry...

Sep 04, 2015

So you’ve got a shiny new touchscreen for your raspberry pi but are a little miffed that you still need to plug a keyboard in to be able to type… Well after this tutorial there will be no need! We will assume you have installed Raspbian and...

Sep 02, 2015

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 A+/B+/2 Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display 12x Acrylic Plates 6x M3 20mm Screws 6x M3...

Sep 02, 2015

Bill of Materials 1x PCB 2x 10mm LED 4x Resistors 1x 10k ohm 1x 100 ohm 1x 10 ohm 1x 27 ohm 1x 2N7000 Transistor 1x 3x1 0.1” pin header 3x F/F Jumper Wires 3x 1” hex aluminium standoffs 3x ¼”...

Aug 31, 2015

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.  At...

Aug 31, 2015

So you've got your shiny new Raspberry Pi and want to try loading a "3rd party" or BETA operating system (OS) that aren't supported by the standard NOOBs installation. NOOBs is the Raspberry Pi Foundations New Out Of Box OS that has a small...

Aug 31, 2015

Whether you're overclocking your Pi, running it in a hot environment or just want your Pi to look awesome, our high quality Raspberry Pi heat sink kits can help to reduce the operating temperature of the Raspberry Pi's SoC and LAN chip, and...

Aug 25, 2015

Introduction In this tutorial we’re going to go through how to use a voltage regulator within a circuit! Voltage regulators are designed to maintain and stabilise voltage levels. Regulators are found in most electronic devices, and can be...

Aug 18, 2015

Most SD cards are shockproof, waterproof, bulletproof and explosion-proof, and will likely survive Armageddon. However, somehow we manage to corrupt SD cards via the Raspberry Pi on a weekly basis! Nine times out of ten a simple reformat using...

Aug 10, 2015

Buttons and switches are the bread and butter of physical computing. Through the reaction speed game kit, we're going to (hopefully!) teach you some basic electronics using switches & resistors, and the basics of physical operation coding with...

Jul 14, 2015

Got your little zebra-turtle, and need to know how to assemble it? Well, just follow the pictures below! All acrylic comes with a protective layer, which must be peeled off before assembly!

Jun 19, 2015

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 A+/B+/2 Pi-DAC+ Full-HD Audio Card 6x Acrylic plates 4x 25mm M/F hex stand-offs 4x 12mm F/F...

May 06, 2015

So you’ve come to the end of that film you were watching, not quite enough time for another, but still a little too early for bed… How about load up one of your favourite SNES games?! It’s super easy to setup your OpenELEC media centre to...

May 05, 2015

The laser-cut part of the camera box are protected by an adhesive film which needs to be removed before assembly. Bill of Materials Raspberry Pi Model B Raspberry Pi Camera 6x black matte acrylic plates 3x thin clear acrylic...

May 01, 2015

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 / 3 Raspberry Pi Camera 6x black matte acrylic plates 1x thin clear acrylic...

May 01, 2015

The laser-cut part of the camera box are protected by an adhesive film which needs to be removed before assembly. Bill of Materials Raspberry Pi model A+ Raspberry Pi Camera 6x black matte acrylic plates 3x thin clear acrylic...

Apr 29, 2015

So you’ve got your camera setup with your Raspberry Pi, and you’ve got a PIR Infrared Motion Sensor and you’re thinking to yourself “There must be an easy way to start the camera recording when motion is detected?”… Well there is! Thanks to...

Mar 25, 2015

Bill of materials: 4x 1/4" OD Hex Standoffs (Male-Female) / 4-40 x 3/4" 4x 1/4" OD Hex Standoffs (Male-Female) / 4-40 x 3/8" 4x 1/4" OD Hex Standoffs (Female-Female) / 4-40 x 1/4" 4x 4-40 Hex Machine Screw Nuts 12x 4-40 x 1/4"...

Jan 30, 2015

With the release of yet another Raspberry Pi, we though it would be nice to show you they key difference between them all.     Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Raspberry Pi Model B+ Raspberry...

Jan 28, 2015

What you will need: 1x Raspberry Pi 2x External Hard Drives 1x USB Powered Hub We will assume you have Raspbian installed, and are fully up-to-date. So first thing to do is get all the hardware  plugged in and powered...

Jan 12, 2015

If you are experiencing drop outs on your wifi interent connection, it could be that your dongle is turning itself off after an idle period. To stop your wifi dongle doing this, we need to disable its power management. Either SSH to your Pi,...

Dec 09, 2014

Setting up the camera To enable the camera, at the command prompt enter: sudo raspi-config Then navigate to Enable Camera, Select Enable, Finish and finally Reboot. Taking a picture Taking a picture with a Raspberry Pi camera is...

Dec 09, 2014

This tutorial will show you how to make the reading of a sensor audible. In this example, we will be using the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic sensor, but it can be applied to most, if not all, other sensors. To do this, you will need to have the...

Oct 21, 2014

Wiring up the sensor First things first, let’s connect the sensor to the Raspberry Pi. Red wire connects to pin 1 Black wire connects to pin 6 Yellow wire connects to GPIO4 pin 7 (you can connect this wire to any of the GPIO pins,...

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...