Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How to Make Your Own NES Mini, Using a Raspberry Pi

Building your very own NES Mini using a Raspberry Pi is incredibly simple, and anyone can do it. This post from element14 show how to Make a NESberry Pi Mini by yourself.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development

Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development

Gain the basics of Python and use PyGame to create fast-paced video games with great graphics and sounds. You'll also learn about object oriented programming (OOP) as well as design patterns like model-view-controller (MVC) and finite state machines (FSMs).

Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development teaches you how to use Python and PyGame on your computer. Whether you use Windows, macOS, Linux, or a Raspberry Pi you can unleash the power of Python and PyGame to create great looking games. Included in the text are complete code listings and explanations for "Bricks," "Snake" and "Invaders"-- three fully-working games. These allow you to get started making your own great games. Modify them or build your own exciting titles.

What You'll Learn
  • Gain the basics of Python and employ it for game development
  • Design your game
  • Build games using game projects as templates like Bricks, Snake, and Invaders
  • Work with user defined functions, inheritance, composition, and aggregation
  • Add sound to your games
  • Implement finite state machines

Who This Book Is For
Experienced coders or game developers new to Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi. This book is also for makers interested in getting into game development.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


An experimental version of Debian+PIXEL for x86 platforms released. Simply download the image, burn it onto a DVD or flash it onto a USB stick, and boot straight into the familiar PIXEL desktop environment on your PC or Mac.

source and details: PIXEL FOR PC AND MAC

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT)

Use Raspberry Pi with Java to create innovative devices that power the internet of things!

Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT)

Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) fills an important gap in knowledge between seasoned Java developers and embedded-hardware gurus, taking a project-based approach to skills development from which both hobbyists and professionals can learn. By starting with simple projects based on open-source libraries such as Pi4J, hobbyists can get immediate results without a significant investment in time or hardware.

Later projects target simplified industrial use cases where professionals can start to apply their skills to practical problems in the fields of home automation, healthcare, and robotics. This progression prepares you to be an active participant in the IoT revolution that is reshaping our lives.

For the hobbyist:
  • Hardware used in projects is affordable and easily accessible
  • Follows a project-based learning approach with a gradual learning curve
  • Projects are based on open-source code repositories with commercial friendly licenses
For the professional computer engineer:
  • Uses an industry-standard platform that allows for high performance, secure, production-ready applications
  • Introduces Java SE Embedded for large devices and Java ME Embedded for small devices
  • Code is portable to a wide variety of ARM and MIPS based platforms
  • Provides practical skill development with advanced projects in the fields of home automation, healthcare, and robotics