Vintage Telephones Hacked with Raspberry Pis to Create Intercom @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
The Element14 #badass Women Makers and Engineers Contest has been blessed with this fantastic hack from Lorraine Underwood. Here’s more from Raspberry Pi Pod:
[Lorraine Underwood] removed the plate on the bottom of the telephones and fitted a Raspberry Pi. She then did a lot of exploratory work with a breadboard, electrical chocolate blocks and LEDs to find out which button did what. She then used Mumble server and client installations to do the software part. The audio input/output to/from the Raspberry Pis was done with USB sound adapters (after which a lot of messing about with config files was necessary!)
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.