Hate your boring alarm clock? Here’s how to wake up to your favourite Spotify playlist using your Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu Linux PC/HTPC.
To get started, you will need either a Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu Linux computer and some speakers that can connect via standard jack cable, USB, or wirelessly. Preferably, you will already be running a lightweight Ubuntu based distribution on your Pi, such as Ubuntu Mate, since this comes with the required Pulse Audio sound system pre-installed. Otherwise, in the case of Raspbian Jessie, you will need to install the Pulse Audio software by opening a terminal and issuing the following commands…
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.