Posts by Xuyun Zeng
Why are Raspberry Pi prices so high? Will it improve?
Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton has released some good news about supply gradually returning to normal levels in 2023. That’s good news for all of us because Raspberry Pi enthusiasts have paid inflated prices for Raspberry Pis for a long time. Pandemic prices of the Raspberry Pi Let’s look at the prices of various Raspberry…Read More
What does 2023 look like for Raspberry Pi stock? (Non-commercial customers)
Raspberry Pi has just released an optimistic outlook for non-business customers looking to buy stock in 2023. Writing this on Dec. 12, 2022, CEO Eben Upton has spelled out various forecasts for 2023. Here’s the TL;DR: More single-unit sales to non-commercial customers “As a thank-you to our army of very patient enthusiast customers in the…Read More
Raspberry Pi projects: Alpakka game controller, blackout logger & light meter
Alpakka controller for the Pico If you ever wanted a controller, you could go out and buy one. But we’re Raspberry Pi enthusiasts! We’ll do stuff that’s 100 times harder because it’s 100 times more fun! So, scrap that Logitech gamepad order and build an Alpakka controller from Input Labs. Alpakka actually offers you some…Read More
Quo vadis, Raspberry Pi? Eben Upton’s 2022 interviews summarized
2022 is a special year for the Raspberry Pi as it reaches its 10th year of existence. It remains one of the most unusual years in its history too. If you wanted one today, you can’t buy it at official prices unless you flew to Cambridge. I scoured media interviews that Eben Upton, the CEO…Read More
Raspberry Pi Pico W captive portal (hotspot access point pop-up)
I took the time to figure out how to create a captive portal for the Raspberry Pi Pico W for you! What does a captive portal do? When you log onto a Pico W that’s acting as an access point, you will not get a web page served to you. If you wanted to visit…Read More
Raspberry Pi Pico W beginners’ components tutorial
This Raspberry Pi Pico W tutorial will teach you how to interact with the microcontroller to interact with simple components such as LEDs, ultrasonic sensors and many other items found in a beginner’s kit. If you are a complete beginner, this tutorial will help you understand MicroPython so that you can read, write and modify…Read More
Raspberry Pi project ideas: reanimating the retro (typewriter, games and Geiger counter)
Interactive fiction games with Raspberry Pi Pico Eric Badger has created the BadgerFrotz, which allows you to play Interactive Fiction games like Zork. Eric built this system by porting the Frotz Z-Machine port which is an interpreter for all Infocom and other Z-Machine games. He also had to figure out a way to output video…Read More
Is it better to fly to the UK to buy a Raspberry Pi?
Have you heard of a term called “medical tourism” where people fly to a place to get treatment that’s out of reach in their home countries? Raspberry Pis have certainly gone out of reach with the shortages in 2022 which will probably bleed into 2023. So, is there a case for “Raspberry Pi tourism” where…Read More
Raspberry Pi project ideas: 5 Pomodoro timers that increase your productivity
There’s too much distraction out there and sometimes I wondered if what I need is a Pomodoro timer. If you have handy with the Raspberry Pi, you probably could build one yourself easily. But isn’t it easier if you just saw how others did it? In this article, I will examine the different approaches to…Read More
What programming language should you use with the Raspberry Pi?
If you are new to the Raspberry Pi, you might find yourself at the crossroads of choosing a programming language to learn. There are so many languages out there and what you decide to learn will have a profound effect on what you can do. So, let’s take a look at the languages you can…Read More