Raspberry Pi

Programmer loves his Logitech peripherals [Setups]

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The programmer likes his Logitech Mini mechanical keyboard.
The programmer likes his Logitech Mini mechanical keyboard.
Photo: No-Recognition4361@Reddit.com

Before reading past the jump, take a look at today’s featured M1 Mac mini computer setup in the photograph above and see if you can quickly identify the two items that aren’t from peripherals giant Logitech — other than the main computer, display and furniture.

Both items are on the small side, so it might take a hard look to spot them. Answers below in the post and at the bottom just above the gear list.

Future STEM kids will love this Raspberry Pi computer

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Don't want your kids to break your MacBook? They can tear this apart instead.
Get your kid a toy as smart as they are.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

You probably don’t want to come home to find your precious little one has torn open your MacBook, even in the name of learning. They might discover what a circuit board looks like, but at what cost?

That’s why you should foster your child’s STEM interest in a way that keeps your electronics off the chopping block. The CrowPi2 offers a fantastic starting point for kids who want something to tinker with. Plus, it’s on sale for $319.99 (regularly $329).

Learn the most popular skills for software devs for just $25

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Become a coding pro with this discounted bundle.
This bundle will show you what it takes to develop software like a pro.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

A career in software development and data visualization requires a diverse range of skills. Theoretically, you could acquire them on your own through trial and error. But your time could be better spent with a dedicated set of teachers.

The 2022 Ultimate Big Data Certification Bundle can teach you the basics of Python, Raspberry Pi and additional skills you’ll be able to master with practice. For a limited time, this bundle is on sale for $24.99 (regularly $2,000).

Clever hack finally brings CarPlay to your Tesla

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CarPlay on a Tesla
A Raspberry Pi makes it all possible.
Photo: Michał Gapiński

Tesla refuses to add CarPlay to its vehicles, so you’re stuck with the company’s own infotainment system — which doesn’t have it own Apple Music app. Or you can hack together a CarPlay upgrade by yourself.

Polish developer Michał Gapiński did exactly that by using a clever trick that involves Tesla’s built-in web browser and a Raspberry Pi. And, believe it or not, everything works exactly as intended.

Apple’s fascinating eMate 300 dud gets a makeover as a Raspberry Pi

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eMate
If you had done this in 1997 it would have blown people's minds.
Screenshot: Billy The Kid/YouTube

The eMate 300, one of the most fascinating forgotten Apple products of the late 1990s, has received a second life as a Raspberry Pi laptop.

The personal data assistant, which Apple sold for less than a year between 1997 and 1998, was a sales dud at the time of its release. However, with its Jony Ive-designed curvaceous clamshell made out of translucent green plastic, it resembled the later iMac G3 and iBook computers that helped reestablish Apple as a computer manufacturer of note.

That makes it a machine worth celebrating. Now, thanks to the efforts of a YouTuber named Billy The Kid, it’s also a machine capable of running YouTube videos. Check out the video below.

Two ‘trash can’ Macs form core of nerdy workstation built to last [Setups]

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Those two
Those two "trash cans" at upper left prove core to this setup.
Photo: XTJ7@Reddit

Redditor XTJ7, a programmer and photographer based in Germany, knows how to make a setup last and do just what he needs it to do. As his recent post declared, his setup’s core is two “trash can” Mac Pro towers from 2013 plus a racy gaming PC.

Yeah, you heard right: That’s two computers running from 2013 to now. Eight years might as well be a few decades as far as computer performance goes. But he has his reasons to wait on the upgrade.

Want to build something? These 4 deals will get your creative juices flowing today [Deals]

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Weekend project
Stop putting off ideas and start that weekend project.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Walt Disney said it best: “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I knew how to do that,” then this is your wakeup call.

Whether you want to build your own app or a microcomputer, a website or an e-commerce hub, these four deeply discounted educational offerings will inspire you to stop thinking about building something great, and just jump in and get it done. Expand your horizons today! (These courses are all over 93% off right now.)

Mini Apple 1 replica celebrates the computer that started it all

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3d printed Smithsonian Apple 1
Looks like it belongs in a museum.
Photo: Matteo Trevisan

The Smithsonian is home to the most famous of the Apple 1 computers. It’s covered in a crude wooden case and Matteo Trevisan wants it.

That’s not happening. But he and another self-described Apple maniac indulged their geeky pleasure by creating a miniature version with a 3D printer and Raspberry Pi computer.

Prices plummet on VPNs, Raspberry Pi kits and more [Deals]

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Price Drop Roundup
Some of our best deals got even better, with discounts as steep as 98% off.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Pretty much every deal we share is already great, so when they get even better, you’ll want to pay attention. Right now in the Cult of Mac Store, prices on VPN subscriptions, lessons in Logic and Excel, and a loaded Raspberry Pi kit have reached new lows. Read on for more details:

Hacked Etch A Sketch takes a pretty good picture

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Hacked Etch A Sketch
Making a photograph with an Etch A Sketch was not exactly a snap.
Screenshot: Martin Fitzpatrick/YouTube

The Etch A Sketch has had a Hall of Fame career, but little has changed with the red-framed mechanical drawing toy.

Then Martin Fitzpatrick got a hold of the white knobs – and used the toy to take a picture.

iOS users miss out as Steam makes mobile PC gaming more portable

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Steam Link iPhone iPad Apple TV
Steam Link’s first big update is great for controller users.
Photo: Valve

Valve today confirmed a big update to its PC game streaming platform that makes desktop games more portable than ever.

Its new Steam Link Anywhere service now lets you enjoy your favorite titles anywhere in the world through the Steam Link app for mobile. But don’t get too excited if you use an iPhone or iPad.

Apple’s strict App Store guidelines mean iOS users remain left out in the cold.

For $16, turn your Raspberry Pi into a game console, smart home controller and more [Deals]

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Finally start creating your own DIY Raspberry Pi projects this weekend.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

When Raspberry Pi rolled out in 2012, people immediately hailed the low-cost, credit card-size microcomputer as a fun new toy for kids and tech tinkerers. Since then, forward-thinking Pi users adapted this “toy” into a surprisingly powerful piece of tech. Users create everything from home media networks to robotics to fully automatic timesavers.

Get everything you need for your dream Raspberry Pi project [Deals]

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This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Raspberry Pi is the platform for almost any DIY computing project you can imagine. From home entertainment systems, to robotics, to building your own smart home, it’s a compact processor with vast possibilities. So where do you even begin?

Ring in Memorial Day with massively discounted gear and gadgets [Deals]

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We've rounded up some great deals on gear, gadgets, and lesson bundles.
We've rounded up some great deals on gear, gadgets, and lesson bundles.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Memorial day weekend is upon us, so there’s plenty of time to peruse this massive roundup of deals we’ve pulled together. Below you’ll find massive discounts on a top shelf-VPN, a solar powered lamp, Raspberry Pi lessons and lots more. These are already discounted deals, but you can save even more by using the coupon code ‘MEMDAY15’ at checkout. Read on for more details:

Retro Apple fan makes 3D miniatures of classic Macs

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Charles Mangin likes them Apples, especially when he can recreate a 3D printed miniature version of his favorite computers.
Charles Mangin likes them Apples, especially when he can recreate a 3D printed miniature version of his favorite computers.
Photo: Charles Mangin

Cult of Mac 2.0 bugApple’s business model is based on the future, but sometimes a fan pines for the machine they had as a kid.

Self-taught hardware hacker and 3D printer artist Charles Mangin happily tries to satisfy those vintage tech longings by recreating pieces of Apple’s past in miniature. He even brings the screens to life — sort of.

The perfect starter kit for anyone wanting to get a taste of Raspberry Pi 2 [Deals]

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Raspberry Pi is the super popular do-it-all DIY computer for the techno-curious tinkerer in all of us. Countless people have made video games, entertainment centers, security systems, automatic dog-feeders — if you can use a computer to do it, it’s been done with a Raspberry Pi. This starter kit is the perfect opportunity to get in on the fun, with the latest version of Pi hardware, a full array of accessories and peripherals, and instructions on all the tools, techniques and languages you’ll need to realize your Pi project. All that usually goes for more than $800, but right now you can get it for just $115 at Cult of Mac Deals.

How to set up AirPlay Mirroring on a Raspberry Pi

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Any Raspberry Pi can run AirPlay. Here's how.
Any Raspberry Pi can run AirPlay. Here's how.
Photo: Instructables

Although it looks like Apple is about to turn the Apple TV into a PlayStation-killing video game console, it’s not the indisputable king of the hill of streaming media boxes right now. Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast … all have their advantages over the Apple TV except for one killer feature: AirPlay Mirroring, which allows the Apple TV to stream anything running on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

If you don’t have an Apple TV, you can’t use AirPlay Mirroring, right? Actually, you can — as long you have a Raspberry Pi.

Get a taste for DIY programming with the Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle, now 97% off [Deals]

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Ready to build your own private robot army? Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive computer for coding and creating almost anything you can imagine, from home media centers to musical instruments, mechanical devices to gaming systems, and everything in between. This lesson bundle slices Raspberry Pi into five areas, from the very basics of coding and connecting computers to hardware all the way up to building a robot (really), and right now it’s just $39 at Cult of Mac Deals.

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

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Photo: Lucasbosch/CC Wikimedia
The tiny Raspberry Pi computer can power many cool DIY projects. Photo: Lucasbosch/Wikimedia CC

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.

You, too, can use this sweet little nerdy device to reproduce some of the cool things your Mac can do, without dedicating your entire computer to the project. Let’s take a look at what kinds of things might be interesting to an Apple fan with a new $35 Raspberry Pi 2.