No PC Needed: How to Install Raspberry Pi OS Over the Internet (Tom’s Hardware)

Tom’s Hardware: No PC Needed: How to Install Raspberry Pi OS Over the Internet. “As any experienced Raspberry Pi user can tell you, the popular single-board computer does not come with an OS preloaded. Unless you buy a third-party kit / card that comes with Raspberry Pi OS on it, you must download the operating system on a PC or Mac and write it to a microSD card or USB storage device for the Pi. We have articles on how to set up a Raspberry Pi and how to create a headless Raspberry Pi that show you how to do this. But what if you don’t have access to a computer (or don’t have a card reader)?”

Pete Warden: Launching spchcat, an open-source speech recognition tool for Linux and Raspberry Pi

Pete Warden: Launching spchcat, an open-source speech recognition tool for Linux and Raspberry Pi. “I’ve been following the Coqui.ai team’s work since they launched, and was very impressed by the quality of the open source speech models and code they have produced. I didn’t have an easy way to run them myself though, especially on live microphone input. With that in mind, I decided my holiday project would be writing a command line tool using Coqui’s speech to text library. To keep it as straightforward as possible I modeled it on the classic Unix cat command, where the default would be to read audio from a microphone and output text (though it ended up expanding to system audio and files too) so I called it spchcat.”

Tom’s Hardware: How to Build a Tweeting Weather Bot with Raspberry Pi

Tom’s Hardware: How to Build a Tweeting Weather Bot with Raspberry Pi. “When I first started getting into programming, one of my mentors built a project where he took an image every day, overlaid the current weather, and tweeted it. I remember at the time thinking there was no way I could ever build something that complicated. Fast forward to now, it’s a relatively simple thing to put together – and in my opinion, a great starter project for someone getting involved with programming. So with all those in mind, let’s build a twitter bot that takes a photo every day and tweets it out, using a Raspberry Pi.”

Tom’s Hardware: Nostalgic Raspberry Pi Radio Tunes to Music From Past Decades

Tom’s Hardware: Nostalgic Raspberry Pi Radio Tunes to Music From Past Decades. “The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent gift on its own, but getting one in a custom Time Machine Radio is remarkably fulfilling. This holiday, a maker known as Byte-rider created a custom Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W-powered radio for his father. This custom radio has a professional design and clean finish that we think looks fantastic. There is a dial on one side that can tune into different decades. The Pi reads this input to play only music from the selected decade.”

MakeUseOf: Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W: Good Upgrade, but Needs More RAM

MakeUseOf: Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W: Good Upgrade, but Needs More RAM . “First released as a low cost, low spec single-board computer (SBC) in 2015, the compact Raspberry Pi Zero has had a couple of minor iterations in the intervening years. But the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W marks its first major revision, giving it a specification not dissimilar to the Raspberry Pi 3. But with the Raspberry Pi 4 pushing the boundaries of power while retaining its credit card size, what can the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W bring to the world of hobbyist computing?”

Raspberry Pi Foundation: Introducing raspberrypi.com

Raspberry Pi Foundation: Introducing raspberrypi.com. “As well as being able to learn about and purchase the full range of hardware products, on the new website you can download our latest software, find detailed technical documentation, connect with the community on the forums, and read the latest news about Raspberry Pi technologies and how they’re being used to change the world.”

Make Tech Easier: A Guide to Emulation with RetroPie

Make Tech Easier: A Guide to Emulation with RetroPie. “Emulating video game systems and computers is one of the things that the Raspberry Pi has always been good at, right from the start. You can do this with your own Raspberry Pi using RetroPie emulators. RetroPie is easily one of the best all-in-one plug-in-play retro gaming solutions. Even with systems that don’t work flawlessly, it’s not too difficult to tweak them to work right.”

Make Tech Easier: 6 of the Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives

Make Tech Easier: 6 of the Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives. “When it comes to single-board computers, Raspberry Pi is the undisputed champion. The $35 microcomputer has amassed enthusiasts worldwide, thanks to its ability to perform PC-based functions at a fraction of the price of commercial equipment. Sure, it’s not the most powerful or the cheapest microcomputer, but its explosive success has attracted many imitators. If you are looking for single-board computers that are not Raspberry Pi, here are some of the best Raspberry Pi alternatives to check out.”

BetaNews: Raspberry Pi Pico is a $4 microcontroller for projects

BetaNews: Raspberry Pi Pico is a $4 microcontroller for projects. “The Raspberry Pi itself is a powerful, low-cost device that can be used for a wide number of tasks, from playing games to learning how to program. Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation takes the wraps off Raspberry Pi Pico, a $4 microcontroller designed for physical computing projects. It can be used to control lights, buttons, sensors, motors, and even other microcontrollers.”

Borodutch: Build your own perpetual autonomous database backup machine from a Raspberry Pi for $10 and never pay for backups again

Borodutch: Build your own perpetual autonomous database backup machine from a Raspberry Pi for $10 and never pay for backups again. “Hello everybody! So I wrote a post on how to setup free backups for MongoDB. But then I thought that it was a bit too much equipment: you needed a USB thumb drive and an old laptop. And it hit me: I could do the same thing on a $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W if I just upload my backups to Google Drive directly!”

Raspberry Pi 4 as Desktop Computer: Is It Really Viable? (Make Tech Easier)

Make Tech Easier: Raspberry Pi 4 as Desktop Computer: Is It Really Viable?. “There’s little doubt that the Raspberry Pi 4 is significantly more powerful than its predecessors. Its based on the faster ARM Cortex-A72 microarchitecture and has four cores pegged at marginally-higher clock speeds. The graphics subsystem is significantly beefed up as well, running at twice the maximum stock clocks as the outgoing model. Everything about it makes it a viable desktop replacement. But is it really good enough to replace your trusty old desktop? I spent three weeks with the 8GB version of the Pi 4 to answer that million-dollar question.” Solid, deep dive. Recommended for Pi fans.

MakeUseOf: The Ultimate Raspberry Pi Commands Cheat Sheet

MakeUseOf: The Ultimate Raspberry Pi Commands Cheat Sheet. “While the Raspberry Pi runs on Linux, there are a few more features that you’d find in a common Linux distribution. The addition of GPIO pins, along with the two main libraries supporting them, means much more to remember! That’s why we’ve prepared this handy cheat sheet for day-to-day Raspberry Pi usage.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Set Up a Tor Proxy with Raspberry Pi

Make Tech Easier: How to Set Up a Tor Proxy with Raspberry Pi . “Are you worried about online privacy? Perhaps you’re concerned with protecting your personal information from online marketers and advertisers who may want to use your data without your permission or sell your information to a third party. Regardless of your motivations, the Tor network is one of the most popular ways to avoid all forms of online surveillance. You will learn here how to set up a Tor proxy on Raspberry Pi and use it to automatically route your traffic via Tor every time you connect to your home network.”