When it comes to spectacular forms of illumination LED Cubes lead the way, but they are dime a dozen in today’s high tech world. Hungarian tech start-up PirateGames have recently been show-casing their take on the LED cube, the PiXXL, and it has a twist that may just re-invigorate the way we look at these brightly lit six sided cubes, its interactive.
As its name might suggest each of the giant cubes six sides are covered in a 32×32 grid of RGB LED pixels but buried underneath its skin is a Raspberry Pi with a full array of motion sensors that gives the PiXXL the ability to sense movement aloowing it to interact with its owner.
If like us you love DIY, retro gaming and want to tinker with a Pi then there is one project that combines them all, and is well worth considering, the PiCade X HAT. The 2018 update of this excellent do it yourself project provides a relatively simple build that produces an incredibly cool result, an awesome desktop retro arcade gaming machine complete with arcade joystick and display that fits into a little cabinet worthy of even the grandest man cave.
The Raspberry Pi has led to many great DIY electronics projects and people love phones, so it’s probably inevitable they would be combined. The result of this glorious mashup is the PiPhone, the DIY smart phone.
David Hunt is the DIY guru behind the PiPhone and many other amazing Pi DIY projects. To simplify development the phone uses off the shelf parts; an Adafruit touchscreen display, SIM900 GSM/GPRS mobile module, a Raspberry Pi and cable ties. A parts list that led to the $150 build cost.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the DIY project that could save your life, who knows when you might have to build your own phone to get out of a tough situation. Sit back, relax and let the DIY ideas run wild…