Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

The distraction of distraction-free word processors

I’m currently not writing at least three books. At least one of them, I am convinced, is an amazingly good idea. I’ve written a dozen chapters, at least one of which doesn’t make me cringe when I read it back, … Continue reading

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piPlay

A simple Raspberry Pi audio playout system with GUI for radio or theatre. It runs from one Python 3 program (code on Github) on a vanilla Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and requires no other software or libraries to be installed. … Continue reading

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Fip Now Plays

I’ve been tweaking my touch-screen Raspberry Pi radio. It’s optimised for the Pimoroni HyperPixel display, but it would work with any touch-screen, although it may need scaling for different sized screens. Aside from the mpd/mpc music player and adding some … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Cartwall

piCartWall A Raspberry Pi radio / theatre cartwall to play jingles or sound FX instantly using a touch screen. What it does Cartwalls are used in radio studios to play in jingles at the touch of a button. This is … Continue reading

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The Little Box of Witter

I’ve made a Little Box of Poems with an Arduino, Raspberry Pi and even BBC micro:bit, now I want to make a Little Box of Witter: a gadget that will play the latest episode of my favourite radio programme, Wittertainment … Continue reading

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