Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into An FM Radio Transmitter

This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers).
PiFM software not only boldly enhances the capability of your Pi, but does so with nothing more than a single length of wire. This hack starts with the absolute minimum you need to run a Raspberry Pi — an SD card, a power source, and the board itself — and adds one piece of wire. It’s the coolest Pi device we’ve ever seen with so few materials.

via Raspberry Pirate Radio | MAKE.

This looks like something interesting to try. Please note that running an unlicensed FM transmitter over a certain power level is against the law.

Yes, this is my law degree talking. The FCC has a nice page on low power radio stations that you may want to take a look at.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Raspberry Pi + Google Calendar + LCD Panel = Nifty Always Up To Date Wall Calendar

Calendars are great to have in your house, but the problem with most of them is that despite cute pictures of kittens or baby turtles, the calendars you can buy at those pop-up kiosks in the mall don’t actually get updated with the events in your life. Instructables user Piney wanted a smarter wall calendar, so they built one with a Raspberry Pi and a LCD screen.

via Mount a Raspberry Pi-Powered Google Calendar On Your Wall.

Yet another interesting RPi project. I’m pretty sure that a thousand dollars worth of Raspberry Pis just to use in little projects around the house would be a cool thing.

Raspberry Pi Sales Reach The Two Million Mark

Based on the sales of the first year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation had expected to hit the second million around January 2014 — or later — so was pleasantly surprised (to say the least) to discover the 2,000,000th Raspberry Pi was actually sold in the last week of October.

via Crack out the champagne — Raspberry Pi sales hit the two million mark.

The Raspberry Pi is an excellent little computer and everyone interested in computers (that means all of you Teknoids out there) needs to get one. It is an excellent tool for learning programming, learning about Linux, prototyping interesting things, and more. Properly decked out with a case, USB power supply, and wifi adapter it’ll set you back less than $100. Put it on your Christmas list, or cut out the lattes for a month. You’ll be glad you did.

Coder: Learn to Code in a Web Browser With This Version of Raspberry Pi

Coder is a free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach the basics of building for the web. New coders can craft small projects in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, right from the web browser.

via Coder for Raspberry Pi.

Just watching the video below is enough to make you want to get coding. This is yet another example of how the Raspberry Pi can change our relationship with computers.

Try Onion Pi To Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into a Wireless Tor Proxy

The do-it-yourselfers at Adafruit have provided step-by-step instructions for turning a Raspberry Pi into a Tor proxy and wireless access point. A good project for users looking to anonymize their Internet traffic, “Onion Pi” requires just a Raspberry Pi, a few standard peripherals, and some work in the command line.
You’ll need a Pi of course, an Ethernet cable, a Wi-Fi adapter with an antenna, an SD card loaded with the Raspbian operating system, and a power supply. You can buy all these from Adafruit in the companys Onion Pi Pack, but the components are pretty standard and could be obtained from many other sources. A portion of sales through Adafruit will go to the Tor Foundation.

via Onion Pi turns Raspberry Pi into Tor proxy and wireless access point | Ars Technica.

This is timely. Sounds like another good way to put a Raspberry Pi to use.