Paragon Project: Pico Air Quality Monitor

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Want to monitor the air quality in your home or city? Then this is the ideal project for you! It’s a straightforward and simple air quality monitor with a Raspberry Pi Pico! This great little project was put together by Yakroo and shared on Before I tell you all about it though, I do…

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Paragon Project: Blackberry Pi Cyberdeck

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This project is unquestionably a contender for Paragon Project of the year! It’s a cyberdeck made with a Raspberry Pi Zero that mirrors the shape and size of an old Blackberry phone. It was created and shared by Zhou Xu over at It’s fittingly called “Blackberry Pi”. Zhou clarifies that the inspiration for the…

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Paragon Project: Linux Handheld Terminal

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In our Paragon Projects series, we highlight the coolest projects that we find. This Linux Handheld Terminal though fits into a very special genre. It’s a tool that can help you develop even more awesome projects. It was put together by Balazs, who then published the details over at Hackaday and made the whole thing…

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Paragon Project: Retro Newsfeed

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I’m always on the look-out for awesome Raspberry Pi projects to share with you. And today I’m super excited to tell you about this Raspberry Pi Retro Newsfeed. This project was put together by Jeff Jetton and you can find the details on the GitHub repository. It’s also a project that is already a few…

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Paragon Project: A Portable Music Player

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Miss your old iPod? Looking to make something to replace it? Then this is the project for you! It’s a portable music player and it’s guaranteed to kick your nostalgia into high-gear. It was made by Nic, who’s uploaded the log files to Hackaday, and calls it Music32-V2. It’s a very interesting custom build and…

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Paragon Project: Visualizing Sound Waves

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We haven’t featured many artistic projects in our Paragon Projects series. However, artists are some of the most frequent (and, obviously, most creative) users of microprocessors around. And so, today, we’re correcting this oversight by highlighting this very cool project about visualizing sound waves. It’s called, simply, “Waves” and its developers are Bomani Oseni McClendon,…

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Paragon Project: A Raspberry Pi Garden

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Do you want to be able to water your garden remotely? Then this is the project for you! It’s an entire irrigation platform that you can control with your phone, tablet, or laptop! Using a Raspberry Pi, your garden comes wholly under your control. This one comes from Dan-in-CA on GitHub. You can find the…

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Paragon Project: The 8-Bit Keyboard

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” But if you’re an electronics enthusiast, then you know that we all live by the phrase, “Work harder if it’s more fun.” With that in mind, this project is endless fun – it’s an 8-Bit Keyboard. Masaya Hanaka, who goes by the name HIGEDARUMA on Hackaday,…

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Paragon Project: AI Generative Keyboard

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I have been watching this project over the past few weeks and I think it’s time to share it in our Paragon Projects series, mostly because I’m too excited not to share it! It’s a keyboard that learns how you type and then helps write text. Perhaps coolest of all – it helps create prompts…

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Paragon Project: DOOM on an Arduino Nano ESP32

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There’s a classic question in the universe of computer games – but can it run Crysis? However, in the world of microcomputer games and microcontrollers, we have a slightly different question – but can it run DOOM? Well we finally have the answer for the Arduino Nano. And the answer is: yes! You can indeed…

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