Paragon Project: A Recycled Single-Board Computer

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Want to become a computer wizard? Want to do it without being wasteful? This is the project that will inspire you to master computers on a super low-level, all while being a good environmentalist. You can do it all with this recycled single-board computer. This wonderfully innovative project comes from Anders Nielsen, who calls it…

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Paragon Project: Pico Clock

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Looking to build yourself a clock for your desk? This is a super stylish clock made with a Raspberry Pi Pico. It can also serve as a sleek alarm clock for your nightstand. Posted on Reddit by EnviousMedia and on GitHub here, they’ve called it Env-OpenClock. They’ve managed to put it together using inexpensive hardware.…

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Paragon Project: Open-Source E-Book

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To be honest, I’ve been following this project for a long time. And the I think the idea itself deserved to be featured in our Paragon Projects series. But Joey Castillo just published updates to this project that require me to do it now, especially. This is an open source e-book, which Joey calls “The…

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Paragon Project: Mike Horne’s Extremely Mini Cyberdeck

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Have you ever wondered how small you could get your computer? Well Mike Horne has managed to create one roughly the size of – what else? – a banana! It’s his extremely mini cyberdeck and it’s a perfect project to include in our Paragon Projects series! Mike has managed to fit a full cyberdeck inside…

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Paragon Project: The Best Smart Watch Ever?

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Avid readers of our blog know that a few weeks back, we covered the worst smart watch ever. Well, we’ve stumbled upon what could perhaps be described as the best smart watch ever and we are very proud to feature it in our Paragon Projects series. Credit to Matthew James Bellafaire, who put this project…

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Paragon Project: Cyber-Tape-Deck

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This computer will change the way you see your old electronics. It’s time to go pull out that tapedeck out of storage and grab your Raspberry Pi, because this cyberdeck is guaranteed to inspire you to build your own. It’s the Cyber-Tape-Deck, put together by Matthew H. And we’re super happy to include it in…

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Paragon Project: ESP32 Weather Display

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Every morning, I find myself scrambling to determine the weather before I get ready. If you’re anything like me, then I’ve found the project to help us both – an E-Paper Weather Display made with an ESP32 microcontroller. Luke Marzen developed this display and then shared it as open-source on GitHub. I should mention that…

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Paragon Project: The Ultimate Pi Camera

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Ever tried to take a photo of the moon? You invariably end up with a tiny white dot, right? Well, this project finally makes it possible to take high-quality photos of the moon. It’s creator – doomMonkey266 over on reddit – calls it “The ZoomPi”, but we here at PiCockpit have taken to calling it…

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Paragon Project: A Raspberry Pi World Radio

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One of my favorite websites is, which allows you to find radio stations from all over the world. You can listen to radio stations in Brazil, Kuwait, and North Korea. With this project, you’ll be able to do exactly that, but with an actual radio and a Raspberry Pi. It’s a Raspberry Pi world…

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Paragon Project: Terminal Cyberdeck

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Every once in a while I see a project that just screams at me. This terminal cyberdeck, put together by Robson Couto, is one of the coolest cyberdecks I’ve ever seen. And it incorporates my all-time favorite mechanical keyboard. In terms of creativity and stylishness though, this cyberdeck takes the cake. Robson calls it the…

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