Category Archives: Technology

How To Use A Tiny OLED Screen with RetroPie

There’s not much documentation on how to use a tiny OLED screen with RetroPie, so in this video, I’ll walk through the process of setting up one of Adafruit’s teeny-tiny OLED screen modules with a Raspberry Pi Zero.

Watch the complete Project Kongmas build video at element14.com

Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout: element14.com/raspberrypi

Hallmark Donkey Kong Ornament Teardown

In my quest to make the World’s Smallest Donkey Kong Arcade Cabinet, I needed to tear down the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Donkey Kong arcade cabinet Christmas tree ornament and see how I could use the shell to house my electronics. In this video, you’ll see the complete process (including a lot of trial and error) as well as what makes this “magic” ornament tick!

They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects:

Amazon

eBay

Watch the complete build

Music by Anders Enger Jensen http://eox.no

How To Set Up a Raspberry Pi as a NOAA Satellite Receiver with RTL-SDR

For Project TIROS, I’m building a briefcase-style NOAA satellite receiver using upcycled parts centered around a Raspberry Pi. In this video, I will walk you through the process of installing the necessary software components to use the RTL-SDR module on a Raspberry Pi for NOAA satellite reception.

See more of Project TIROS

Get the RTL-SDR dongle on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Du84p7

PlayStation Classic Controller Teardown

Continuing on our quest to hack the PlayStation Classic and coming off the heels of the console teardown last week, I thought it might be fun to also take a peek inside the PlayStation Classic’s USB controllers and see how they’re put together.

The PlayStation Classic is still a lot of fun. Grab one on Amazon (and hack it): https://amzn.to/2BOteef

PlayStation Classic Teardown

In my quest to hack the PlayStation Classic, I have to first open up the system to see what’s inside and what makes it tick. In this video, we’ll teardown the PlayStation Classic console and explore its insides, determine the state of its build quality, and see what kinds of electronics are hiding inside!

It’s a good console, you should get one on Amazon (and hack it): https://amzn.to/2BOteef

What the heck is TIROS?

Project: TIROS is in full swing, so I thought I might post a little primer on the namesake. Enjoy this bit of vintage film reel and be sure to follow the progress here and at element14!

element14 Presents — Project Mooninite: Raspberry Pi Asteroid Tracker

Whether you call them “blinkies”, “throwies”, “sparklers”, or anything else, LED art is an interesting nexus of street art and hacker culture.

Connect with Matt on element14 and find the B.O.M at: http://bit.ly/2C2dhEt

Events such as DEFCON even have exhibitions for the most creative blinky designs while maker storefronts sell them in every conceivable shape. In this video, Matt collaborates with his friends at the National Upcycled Computing Collective to build a solar-powered “smart” blinky that not only looks cool at night, but contributes its computing power to a worldwide network that’s looking for disease cures, extraterrestrial intelligence, rogue asteroids, and more!

How To Build A Raspberry Pi LED Blinky For BOINC [Trailer]

The Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) allows citizens to donate their spare computing power to help scientific research. In this element14 Presents project inspired by the 2007 Boston Mooninite Panic, we’re going to build a basic electronics hacker project: an LED blinky that not only makes cool designs, but also contributes computing power to BOINC by means of a solar-powered Raspberry Pi!

Watch the full video at element14 Presents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCRSz…

Music: “Starlight (beta)” by Anders Enger Jensen, used with permission.

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8BitDo NES30 Pro Controller Unboxing

In this archived video, we take a look at the 8BitDo NES30 Pro unboxing and see what kinds of goodies are inside. If you’re looking for the best Bluetooth controller for retro gaming, then look no further than the NES30 Pro series from 8BitDo. With shoulder buttons, 2 analog sticks, and a stylish design reminiscent of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the 8BitDo NES30 Pro Bluetooth controller is made for any retro gaming challenge you can throw at it!

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Big Clive on Fallibility

People make mistakes. It’s just ours tend to be louder and involve smoke and flames.

“Big” Clive Mitchell