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I'm using a Raspberry Pi in this project. This project also includes a Raspberry Pi to achieve something that a Raspberry Pi is a perfect fit for. Specifically, I'm using some Raspberry Pi software with Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi accessories. I'm also using a Raspberry Pi for some auxiliary functions.

After some time, this project gathered a team of hardware and software developers to do all kinds of Raspberry things. We've decided to work with Raspberry Pi, as it proved to be the closest match to Raspberry Pi I was prototyping our project with. We've also agreed that using Raspberry Pi for Raspberry Pi work is the best decision in terms of project cost, development time and project repeatability.

I would like to thank Raspberry Pi Foundation without which this project would not be possible.

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  1. It has to have more than 5 followers, the more the better
  2. The build log count (and overall information about the project) should be minimal, preferably 0 (can be more if the count of followers is more than 100)
  3. Having lots of project information that's not on but is accessible from the project page makes the project unqualified from participation
  4. Has to include "Raspberry Pi"/"Pi"/"Raspberry" (case insensitive ;-) ) in the title. A photo/drawing/render of a Pi taking more than 70% of the project main picture is also suitable


open source files for our rad pinout Richard Stallman emailed me and told me not open sourcing it would be violating GPL and also would be the worst thing ever because it's so awesome

xcf - 243.08 kB - 08/27/2016 at 00:13



Fritzing files for this project. A little complicated but the concept should be clear.

fzz - 1.09 kB - 06/09/2016 at 18:28


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    Create a project with "Raspberry Pi" in the title

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caBattista wrote 05/04/2017 at 23:28 point

Does this have anything to do with a raspberry pi?

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ActualDragon wrote 05/04/2017 at 23:34 point

it has everything to do with raspberry pi

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Arya wrote 05/05/2017 at 10:31 point

Nope. You might have been thinking of the #Raspberry Pi project.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 12/07/2016 at 09:01 point

214 views, 242 followers, uhm

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davedarko wrote 12/07/2016 at 09:24 point

let me crush those numbers by following it.

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Arya wrote 12/07/2016 at 23:01 point

Thanks, a perfect fit!

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 12/07/2016 at 23:10 point

I had a similar "symptom" of the #SPI Flasher where I had not many views but a crazy number of followers... it seems to be fixed now though.

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Benchoff wrote 11/11/2016 at 23:21 point

Alright, I'm going through the entries for the Enlightened Pi contest, and I have some terrible news. Because you haven't declared a license, I must disqualify this project for the contest.

I agree it's not fair -- this is one of the most interesting and innovative projects in the contest. Rules are rules, though, so this project is DQ'd.

Might I suggest making a new license for this project? I've been working on a successor to GPL3. This new license requires you to print out all the code in triplicate and shove it under Stallman's office door. Remember, freedom isn't freedom if there aren't idiotic caveats to your license.

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Arya wrote 11/12/2016 at 06:38 point

We're sad to hear that as this is one of the issues we're actively working on. As you know, picking a license for your project is a bureaucractic nightmare, not to mention it's too complicated because there are too many to choose from.

Therefore, we're working on our Raspberry Pi license on the moment. Among all the benefits of it is the clause stating it's illegal to view the project's license/description/source code/materials if a Raspberry Pi is not used in the process of doing it.

Sadly, we're having a hard time finding a suitable lawyer for us to validate our license as they generally refuse to use anything other than their personal computers *sigh*.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 10/05/2016 at 07:20 point

Keep an eye on this one, I smell contributors to this project.

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Arya wrote 08/26/2016 at 23:59 point

Our team recently had decided to release a version of Raspberry Pi pinout helper that we use internally. Here it is:

We also plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign with PCB rulers and stuff since the demand appears to be huge.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 08/28/2016 at 01:36 point

Sorry, this contains a serious mistake. Here, find the version 1.1.

I hope the Raspberry Pi Foundation will not make yet another version that will break all of our glorious reverse-engineering efforts.

Let's restore the truth !

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Arya wrote 08/28/2016 at 11:51 point

We've checked the pinout and it seems we've got it wrong indeed. We've merged your fixes into our template and got this final version:

Meanwhile, it seems we will have to re-make quite a lot of boards. This project is becoming costly. Thank God it's the investors' money we're spending.

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K.C. Lee wrote 08/28/2016 at 16:11 point

Hi I have forked the design.  Branding is important!  The user also need a landscape version as they might use their pi thisd way.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 10/03/2016 at 13:23 point

This revision 1.2 should be directly renamed to revision 3.14, as it can't get any better.

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Josh Levine wrote 07/25/2016 at 03:46 point

PLEASE HELLPPPP QUICK!!!!! I can not get this working on my Arduino!!!!! From everything I've read the Arduino is 100% Raspberry PI compatible, so I think there is a big Bug!!! 

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Arya wrote 07/25/2016 at 14:39 point

Hi! Seems like you didn't read the description well enough.
"This project also includes a Raspberry Pi to achieve something that a Raspberry Pi is a perfect fit for." - Arduino was deemed to not be a perfect fit and therefore we've made sure it won't work. See, the problem is that Arduino has analog input pins and this project doesn't need any (otherwise it wouldn't be a perfect fit for the Raspberry Pi). Additionally, Raspberry Pi has I2C clock stretching bug that our project heavily relies on and which is not present in the Arduino. 

However, if you are able to solve those problems, you can create your "Arduino Project" - we'll be glad to help with our experience.

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Josh Levine wrote 07/25/2016 at 18:44 point

Perhaps you did not read my comment ENOUGH.  I SAID ARDUINO. The arduiono  is a perfect fit for EVERY project. You should google "hack a day" if you do not know about it.

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Arya wrote 07/25/2016 at 22:58 point

Oh, I'm sorry. I'll need to check that "hack a day" thingie. Am running out of hacks, a fresh supply of those would help tremendously, eveif it's just one a day.

Also, you do mean "Ardunio", right? I'm sure this is how it's written in Spanish, language of where Ardunio was invented.

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SopaXorzTaker wrote 07/19/2016 at 19:29 point

@Arsenijs, I suggest adding some LEDs to blink.

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Arya wrote 07/19/2016 at 20:31 point

I just turn my Raspberry Pi on, and there are not one, but even two blinking LEDs already! I'm amazed just how much functionality comes out-of-the-box, actually.
Somebody shoud take all the HATs made and make a huge HAT that includes everything. That way, I wouldn't need all those different HATs and could get by with just one!

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/30/2016 at 05:56 point

Damned, this one should qualify : #SPI Flasher there's even "PI" in the name if you remove the leading S...
I can't make sense of why so many followers vs few skulls or visitors. Any hint ?

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Arya wrote 07/13/2016 at 00:16 point

People want to flash SPI chips, it seems =) For me, learning to use Raspberry Pi for that was a blessing. Before that, I was assembling all kind of LPT/COM port flashers and they didn't work all that well. With Raspberry Pi, it's a wonderful experience =)

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 07/13/2016 at 00:42 point

Same experience for me, I tried all the interfaces I could access, even ISA...

What would be wonderful is a YASEP SBC ;-)

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K.C. Lee wrote 07/13/2016 at 01:13 point

I actually been thinking about hacking up a SPI FLASH programmer, but I don't have a Pi.

I have tried building programmers for a few times.  The most recent one was a USB to ISA interface for my old EPROM programmer.  Unfortunately V-USB I used at the time interfered with the timing and I didn't have a logic analyzer with wide enough input to debug it. 

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Jovan wrote 06/24/2016 at 11:25 point

OK, Arsenjis what exacty are you doing in this so call "project"?

All I see in this page is social networking ... (and for that you can make site, forum, blog etc).

I was interested but find no detail, plans, hardware etc... or I miss something?

If it is social gethering, or systematization of yor previuose projects it can not be call project in tehnical sense. Althou it can be social project ... 

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Arya wrote 06/24/2016 at 18:29 point

You're right. I've added "not-a-project" tag to prevent confusion. Now, when people open this project, first thing they should see is the "not-a-project" tag. That should clearly eliminate any confusion. Thank you for your feedback, it opened my eyes. It hurts to say this but I'm afraid the only way is to add some content to this project...

Oh wait... This project has been featured on Hackaday 3 times already. Maybe it's not that bad. Maybe you're just exaggerating. In fact, your comment was so mean that I almost believed your words. This was too cruel, I almost got myself convinced all my work was without any meaning. How can you be so inconsiderate of others' feelings? I could have committed suicide, you know? Or even worse - I could have added a build log! It's beyond my understanding how people can be so cruel. 

I should go and make a support group. Who knows how many people you have harassed this way before. Maybe it's not too late and I can save some lives.

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QBFreak wrote 06/25/2016 at 13:04 point

Promise me you'll get help before you add a build log. We're all here for you.

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fablondon2016 wrote 06/20/2016 at 13:36 point

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fablondon2016 wrote 06/20/2016 at 13:36 point

Hi From 

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Arya wrote 06/20/2016 at 13:37 point

And here's, apparently, a poor guy who tried browsing Hackaday using Iceweasel on his Raspberry Pi. Crash crash crash.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 06/20/2016 at 16:31 point

Upgrade to Raspberry Pi 3 should fix it. It has quad-core processor, so instead of 7 characters we would get 28 of them, enough for quick introduction of oneself.

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fablondon2016 wrote 06/20/2016 at 13:35 point


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ZaidPirwani wrote 06/20/2016 at 08:53 point

so now I am confused, do I keep adding Raspberry Pi in my Raspberry Pi projects or do I add HATs - is there a Raspberry Pi to Hat ratio for a project something like the Golden Rule or something, or maybe a Raspberry Rule

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Arya wrote 06/20/2016 at 08:58 point

Well, you wouldn't be surprised to hear this ratio is equal to 3.14159265, would you? It might be a little different in Indiana, though.

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John Boyd wrote 06/24/2016 at 19:08 point

True. If you need more than 3.14159265 HATs, then it is highly recommended to get a second Raspberry Pi. This would allow up to 6.28 HATs in your project.

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K.C. Lee wrote 06/24/2016 at 20:19 point

Are there any metric versions of this?  3.1415926 seems to be quite an arbitrary number drawn out of a hat.

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Benchoff wrote 06/19/2016 at 00:50 point

Will this project ever be ported to the Odroid? The Odroid is better, because it's exactly like a raspberry pi, but it's not a raspberry pi. 

Also, will this project ever be ported to the banana pi? The banana pi is better because it's exactly like the raspberry pi but it's not a raspberry pi.

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tyspa wrote 06/19/2016 at 01:05 point

What about orange pi? banana pi is a 2015 thing

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Arya wrote 06/19/2016 at 13:18 point

Our team was porting this project to Odroid when Banana Pi came out. We discarded everything, got a Banana Pi and started working on it. Before we could finish, Orange Pi got announced and nobody cared about Banana Pi anymore. We discarded everything again and started from scratch. Now Orange Pi is in "delivered to backers so that everybody can see it sucks" stage, and we've heard about this thing called Lemon Pi so we did a "git reset" and backed the crap out of their crowdfunding campaing. 

Man, keeping up with the latest technology is just so hard... 

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Arya wrote 06/19/2016 at 21:14 point

Yeah. I mean, wouldn't you want a job when you get to play with every single SBC there appears? I guess this project is mature enough to search for venture capital...

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Psyrax wrote 06/20/2016 at 06:32 point

Still waiting for the lemon pi.

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M.daSilva wrote 06/18/2016 at 20:15 point

I'm stuck into an endless loop... Looks like the list mentions a project which in itself has a list which leads to a project with a lis- help me

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Arya wrote 06/19/2016 at 13:23 point

Changed the link. Hope it's not too late. Next time leave your home address so that we can at least call an ambulance.

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Steve Schuler wrote 06/17/2016 at 15:00 point

"It has to have more than 5 followers, the more the better" Sooo, getting likes and followers is pretty hard. My LaserOscope project has 143 followers (, my Variable Speed Fan: Snap Circuits, Kano Computer has 141 followers (  and my Control Snap Circuits Relay With Kano has 91 followers, but none of these has "Raspberry Pi" in the title. My Pi Day 2016 Project has only 4 followers ( And only partially has Raspberry Pi in the title.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 06/17/2016 at 15:25 point

In likes/follows metrics, your projects are worse than this one

You need to write extensive documentation, that's the key.

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Arya wrote 06/19/2016 at 13:27 point

Your projects are broken. If you use a Raspberry Pi, you should put it everywhere so that people know your projects are worth following. If in doubt on how to do it, this project is an example worth following (pun intended).

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tyspa wrote 06/17/2016 at 00:39 point

is project compatble with the pi 3 model b? i need hlp plz

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Arya wrote 06/17/2016 at 17:46 point

To check that you might probably want to check out if your Raspberry Pi works with Raspbian correctly. First of all, you need an SD card. Latest Raspberry Pi revisions only use MicroSD cards. You can use your MicroSD cards in older revisions with an adapter, or ue a bigger card. I hear noises from underneath the floor. You also need a PSU. It has to be a 5V PSU and be able to provide at least 1A of current, you'll want an even beefier PSU with a Pi 3B, like a 2.5A PSU - check out official Raspberry Pi I̮̫̩T̫͈̝̹ ̸̩͙͙͉̩̳̙C̶O͙̖͎̖̙M͖͎̙̬͖͖̹E̺͙̤̰͝S͈̻ You'll also need a HDMI-capable monitor and a HDMI cable. I probably should do something about those noises, the floor is vibrating now. A DVI monitor and a DVI-HDMI cable will also work, and I recall people having success with HDMI-VGA adaptersR͇͖A͇̗̺͕͖̝̗S̲͎Ṕ͖̣͈̪̙͓̦Ḇ̖̦̺̼͎̰E̯̟̜̟R͍̲͈͙̹̙̺R̴̪͔Y You might also need to get an Ethernet cable in case you want to connect your Pi to a wired network. Last but 8̱̙͈ ̹M̕I͇̬̻̳͖̜̙͢L͖̠͔̯̲͕̰͞L̸̲̪ͅI͔̭O̧̞̳̞̥̦̝͔N̸ ͔̖͕̻̤͉͘S̘O͕̜͈͈͜L̬̳͕͕D̵not least, you will need a OMG THE FLOOR IS RISING a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. Wired keyboards/mice are the best, but a wireless set will P͉͢I̳͉̦͟ ̤̗F̨͎̥͎͖̭O͓͇̤̭͔U̡͉̹͈̱̲̮N̸̠̩̦̦̞̣D̞̭̙̤̀AT̸̘̠̱͕I̘̼͇Ò̝͕̣N̡ work unless it uses Bluetooth in which case you'll need a USB set to connect it initially. Once you're done, you need to burn the Raspbian image to the SD card. Instructions can be found P͇I̞͖̺̟͇͎ Z͓͇̝͙̩̱̞E͍R̖̻O̢ ͖͍I̻̺̤̜̰S̷̜̲ ̳O̳̝͠Ń̞ͅL͎̺͎͍Y̲̤͕̪̺͚͡ ̴̟̜̝̪͍̞̖5̪ͅ$̻̟͔́ you can also use NOOBS, which stands for New Out Of N̹̺̩͔͕͓ͅE̜͈̤͈W̤̗͎̗̘̲̭ ̭̹̲P̤̤̳̯̤͝I̺ ͏͇͙C̮̟̤͎̖̩͚A̠̫̲̫M̵̲͖̤̗͓̠E̢̯R҉̯ͅA̰̪̠̳͔ͅ ̘̰͓̲̳͎͡ͅŔ͙̟̳̬̺̪̗E̮̳̜L̞̹̥̻͍͔E̷̯̦͖͇͉̖A͙͎̼͍ͅS̜̣͖͘ͅE̞̙̥͔̗͖Ḏ̲̘ Once it's done, insert the SD card into your Pi, connect all the peripherals, including your monitor and, finally, connect the I̙̥ͅS̷̳̲̜̖͍̭͓ ̣̙A̮̟͞ Ń̦͙͇O̥̳̭̝̦̞N̬̠̣̣͎̠-̻̟P͎̤̗̭͚R̦O̥̙̪͞F̝̳͇̤̖͟I͔̭̠̥͍͍ͅT̴̯̦͈̟ ̗F̟̼̬̬͔̪́O̷͚͖UN͓D̰͡A̹̬̖T̝̣̣̦I̜̖͈O̫̮̰̠͓Ǹ̺̺ You should see the LEDs WHAT IS THIS CREATURE I͔͉̳̖T̼ ̫͜C̮̬O͍̼̕M҉E͎̻̬̲̘Ṣ̛ DON'T GRAB ME I̬̥N̠̟̖͕̫T̝̭̗̼̗͠END̳̠̮̼̙͍E͕̲̙͉̯̞D ͍͚̤̩F̣͓̹̲͍͕̣O̷̦̤R ̲̩E̟͉̰̰̳͠D̛͖̗̦͙U̳C͓͍̦̭A̠͔̩̦͡T̲̺̞̼̝̤͉I͉̻̲O͇N͇̟̥̜̤AL͈̪̗ ̤͠P̵̟̞͓̟̱̹̰U̼͔͈͙ͅR̨̯̲̱̣P͎͔̻̣͎̘O̦̠͙̼͢S̥̣̺̳̟̥͎͜E͔̰̯̘S̯̲͟ NOOOO IS͍ ͕̲̞̩͞A̸͔͙͙̲̯̜V͕͔A̘̪̙ͅI̶̘̰̳͙̣̭̟L͍͇A̻̜B̻̲͓͔̖̦L͓E̺͕̣ ͇W͇̪̮O͉R̠̬̲͔̺̟͚͟L̤̙D҉̬͖̼̻ͅW̼͎̻I̙̣̟̺͟D̟̗̤͜Ẹ͙͍ͅ ̴̹̞̺̙̗̺FR̤̣O̰̙͓̤͘ͅM̠̺͉̼ ̤̣̹͖̳̬͡O̠̹̝̙̞̟̩F̛͈̯̫F̡̩̳̰IC̫I̗̘̩̲͇A҉̲̩̤͚͎͉L̘ ̰͖̼̤̩̗͓R̭̻̜͇̖̠̜E̪̰͚͈S͙̯̣̮̹̥E̷L̛̖͈̹̺̘L̺̪͔̲̺̰̘͘È͕̗̲͉̩̦͇R̷̜͚̤͇ͅS͇̞̪̘͈͟ ̠̤͜G͍̺̳͙̱̲͟O͠D҉̯̞̙̦̦ ̵H͚̞͡E̗̺̯͓͜ͅL̞̤̮̠P̯͇ ͓͖̣͙̖ͅU̩̠̰͡S̲̝̻̮͖̗ͅ ͝A͎͕̭̤̝͈L̷͚̺̙̭̲L̟̠̩̻̞̹͎ IT͇̰̮̥̱̫͜ ͇͚͈̻C͉O͖M̷̰̠̻͎̘͇̤E̛͍̩̖̠͉S̱̀  W̞̞̲̰͙͈̤̕E̬͓̖̱̦'R̝͙͚͠E͇̪̣̭̰ ̧̼̯̲͖̻͖D̢͉̫͕͎̗O̧͎͙̗̼O̼̰̫MḘ̲̹̖̰D̮͝ ̛̗̪̙̗͍̭R͚̰̤͎̲̫̮͜A̟̗̜̺͔̲͉͠Ś̲̮̤̟̝̟PB̥̭͈ͅẸ̯͘R̠̗̪̥͝R͚̱̞̯̠̤͎Y ̀P̸̬̘͉̖̯I ͓̻̭͎̭͎3̳̕ ͔̻͙̥͔ͅC͎̗̳͓̦̝̗O̵͍̝͇M҉̖͇̯̞̮ͅP̣̦̮̺U҉͎T̜̤̦E͎̣̳͈̞̩̻ ̮̝̘̱̮ͅM͏̙̺̠O̜̝D̳̩̮͔͖͎ͅU̷̻͔͓̗̫̜ͅL̲͕̙̗̳͉̯͟E̞̙̱͖͈ ̹̲̝̱͞C̞O̶̤̹̯̖͔͖M̫̘̖I̪̻̠̯̩͙̠N̠̟͓͚G̥ ̷Ś͍̰͈̞͖O̷O͔͚̣̲͙͚̯͞Ń̖̥ n̝͍͕͝o͎͕̭͎̻̟ó̟̬̺̰̟ͅo̰̝͍̱̟͟oo

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K.C. Lee wrote 06/13/2016 at 16:49 point

If you put the contents of this project offsite, it'll qualify.   :)

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M.daSilva wrote 06/13/2016 at 05:33 point

I've heard you shouldn't put a Beaglebone next to Raspberry Pi, it'll have a tendency to follow it around and bite it in the legs. 

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Aleksejs wrote 06/13/2016 at 05:25 point

Here you one more RaspberryPi project :)

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Arya wrote 06/13/2016 at 12:18 point

Well, they have a project forum linked and I got lost on it for half an hour, so I'm not sure that qualifies as "no information about the project" =)

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