Show & tell: a steampunk desktop background radiation monitor

I was always a fan of the steampunk style, and having also had experience building steam engines in the past, there was only one real direction this project could go. Once I had my radiation detector kit hooked up to my Raspberry Pi running InfluxDB and Grafana, I found myself

Build a simple radiation monitor using a Raspberry Pi, InfluxDB and Grafana

We wrote in detail about our Raspberry Pi geiger counter project in another post, now this guide focuses on the basics necessary to build your own. Read on to discover how to assemble a background radiation monitor with a web dashboard to show pretty graphs (who doesn’t like pretty

Using OpenDataCam and balena to "quantify the world" with AI

Learn how to run OpenDataCam on balenaCloud, which adds a number of features to make managing a device (or a fleet of dozens) easy. This guide features deployment, remote configuration, how to use the built-in VPN, a public URL, and monitoring device diagnostics. What is OpenDataCam? OpenDataCam is an open

Send personal messages and inspirational quotes with this e-ink display project

Introducing Inkyshot: an inspirational e-ink display delivering a daily shot of encouragement through a quote or personalized message for you or your loved ones. Based on a Raspberry Pi Zero and e-ink display, Inkyshot is a perfect weekend project whether you’re completely new to IoT or an experienced developer.

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Wi-Fi access point or repeater

Remote work brings more opportunity to tackle projects from different parts of the home. However, without strong enough Wi-Fi strength, your productivity might sink. Use this project to create a Wi-Fi access point or repeater out of a Raspberry Pi so you can improve signal coverage while working from home

Check yourself for a fever with this DIY thermal scanner

Many people all over the world do not have immediate and easy access to health care. For some, that means thinking of creative ways of contributing toward taking better care of ourselves and improving response times to reacting to potential illness, like via this handheld, personal body temperature detector. GitHub

WiFi-enable USB printers with a Raspberry Pi and share it over your network

Do you have a printer that only connects using USB? Wish you could print from your phone, tablet or a computer from another room? Turn a Pi into an AirPrint-friendly printer server! This guide will walk you through setting up and sharing your printer using a Raspberry Pi so you

Put friends and loved ones on the big screen with this instant video call project

Maybe you know someone who doesn’t know their Hangouts from their Skype, or who doesn’t have any internet connected devices at all, but would love to see you on a video call. How about connecting a TV and webcam to a Raspberry Pi and turning it into a

Build an “LED Alerter” for your remote work office setup

With many people now working from home due to recent events, it would be useful to have a device that alerts household members when we are on a call, in a meeting, or are otherwise preoccupied. In this tutorial we will build a web-controlled set of LEDs that you can

Build an AI-driven object detection algorithm with balenaOS and alwaysAI

This guide will show you how to set up a neural network model that runs an object detection algorithm in real time. We’ll be leveraging balenaOS and alwaysAI’s platform to greatly simplify the process. Some prep work In a previous article, we showed you how to easily get