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Inventables' web based digital CNC software, Easel, currently requires a constant connection from a Mac or Windows based machine in order to send commands to the X-Carve over a serial port. This tutorial will show you how you can free up your main computer while the X-Carve is running by using a Raspberry Pi as a bridge to wirelessly send commands to the X-Carve's Arduino Uno. We will also use a Powerswitch Tail to automatically control the main power to the X-Carve when Easel launches in your web browser.
Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? This HAT features a 2.4" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The HAT uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top!
Kali is a security and penetration testing distribution, preloaded with a wide range of network tools and other utilities. If you'd like to use it on a Raspberry Pi with the PiTFT display, there's only one real problem: It uses a custom kernel which doesn't presently include all the stuff you need to use the PiTFT as a touchscreen. We'll go over the basics of an install and remedy the kernel situation.
A TFT panel connected to a Raspberry Pi without the use of an HDMI decoder? What is this sorcery??? It's the DPI Kippah from Adafruit! This HAT-like board snaps onto a Raspberry Pi B+, A+ or Pi 2 Model B and with a little software configuration, allows you to have what normally would go out the HDMI port come up on a nice little flat screen.
Adafruit’s PiTFT displays link to the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO header instead of a video port, making them compact & ideal for portable projects. But this connection normally limits them to a subset of specially-compiled games and emulators — high-performance OpenGL-based games were previously incompatible. New software now makes gaming more practical on these tiny displays!
For transit-bound people, NextBus — a free internet service providing arrival data for over 135 transit agencies — is a tremendous convenience. Knowing when a bus is due means less standing out in the rain…one can use that time inside to get a little extra work done, or finish that cup of coffee. Using the Raspberry Pi computer, we’ll create a dedicated NextBus “appliance” that informs at a glance.