Oil-Cooled Raspberry Pi

The Reason.

I’ve been considering doing this for a while now to see if oil cooling a Pi with simple vegetable oil would positively impact temperatures – inspired by an old Linus Tech Tips video, I got a Pi 3B+, some vegetable oil and went forth!

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Fingerprint ID Nerf Gun


A big thanks.

First up the parts for this project were supplied by DFRobot! They contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I had any ideas for a project and I thought a cool one to do would be a Biometric fingerprint ID locking Nerf Gun; inspired by the gun in Skyfall.

So thank you DFRobot! Make sure you check them out for your project needs.

You can also check this out at my Hackster page.

Key Goals.

  1. Have a Nerf Gun that will only fire when my thumb is placed on the scanner.
  2. Ensure that when my thumb is not on the scanner/someone else tries, it will not fire.

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Gravity Gun

Yes, this all looks nominal.

Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. Rise and… shine.

I love Half Life and I’ve always wanted to make a Gravity Gun, but there wasn’t really a way I could think of making one, short of working for DARPA or something – then the other month I saw this video.

And I was like “Fascinating! I never suspected such things could be.” and imagined strapping the levitation unit onto the front of an orange Nerf Gun.

So that’s what I did.

You can also check this out over at my Hackster profile.

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Pi-ron Man

I’m such a nerd

First things.

The parts for this project were supplied by ModMyPi – so a massive thank you to them! I recommend their site for getting parts for your project, be it Arduino, Raspberry Pi or pretty much anything else you can think of; they always dispatch items quickly and with my stuff I even got a bag of Haribo – which is awesome. Hopefully this is the beginning of a great partnership.

You can also catch this project over at Hackster

Key Goals.

  • Make something able to display environmental information to a user (like a HUD).
  • Make it wearable.
  • Become Iron Man.

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Pi Badge


Key Goals:

  • Make a wearable device that vaguely resembles a Combadge from Star Trek
  • Make it be able to respond to voice commands and perform actions – such as turn on a PC
  • Ensure that additional functionality can be added via drag and dropping in Python modules
‘He can’t get to the Raspberry Pi, so he’s trying to make the Raspberry Pi come to him.’

You can also catch this project on my Hackster profile.

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