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In this three-part tutorial, we show how to set up a fully automated holiday music and light show with a Raspberry Pi.

Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 1

This tutorial series from our archives explains how to build a fully automated holiday display with Raspberry Pi.  Christmas has been one of my favorite festivals, and this year it’s special because I’m planning a massive project to decorate my house using open source projects. There will be WiFi-...
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Get Started with Your New Raspberry Pi

Creating amazing projects is easy with a Raspberry Pi, but first you need to plug it in and set up Raspbian, the default operating system. This guide will get you up and running in no time. The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful microcomputer that brims with potential. With a Raspberry Pi you can build ...
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Kali Linux 2017.3 Hands-On: The Best Alternative to Raspbian for Your Raspberry Pi

The latest release of this excellent security, forensic, and penetration testing Linux distribution is everything I have come to expect from the software and more, with both PC (32 and 64 bit) and Raspberry Pi images. The new release, 2017.3, is primarily a roll-up, incorporating all patches and...
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Need a holiday project? Check out these fun Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects from Carla Schroder.

8 Holiday Projects with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

The best way to celebrate the coldest, darkest time of year is to build fun Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. These projects will light up the gloomiest gloom, fill your days with fun and your heart with joy, and all without draining your pocketbook. You can control lights and music, build a retro...
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Holiday Lights that Harmonize Around the Globe

Make this festive season one to remember with a project you can build for around $25 over a weekend and share in with your your friends and family. Grab a mince pie and a cup of coffee as we build your very own Festive Lights decoration that is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W and Docker containers...
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KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks

Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks. KDE recently unveiled KDE Plasma 5.11 as the latest and most...
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Turtle Rover
The Turtle Rover bot was designed to mimic Martian rovers. Check out our full list of open source Linux robots to watch.

Top 10 Open Source Linux Robots

Back in 2014, we struggled to fill out our top 10 roundup of Linux-based robots and padded the list with conceptually similar autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In addition, many of those robots were proprietary or open source only on the software side. Today...
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Happy Anniversary, Linux: A Look Back at Where It All Began

I first installed Linux in 1993. I ran MS-DOS at the time, but I really liked the Unix systems in our campus computer lab, where I spent much of my time as an undergraduate university student. When I heard about Linux, a free version of Unix that I could run on my 386 computer at home, I...
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Chakra Linux
The Chakra Linux environment has slowly morphed into its own beast, a unique merging of ideologies and designs that deliver a solid and beautiful experience.

Chakra Linux: Its Own Beast, Its Own Beauty

There are so many Linux distributions available—so many, in fact, that it can become a bit of a challenge to find the one right for you. After you’ve looked at them enough, it seems the variations tend to blur together, such that one flavor of Linux is only a slight shift away from another. Perhaps...
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Hands-On With Sparky Linux 5, Powered by Debian

Sparky Linux 5, based on Debian testing (buster) was recently released. I have taken a look at the standard desktop versions (Xfce, LXQt, and MATE), and created my own i3 desktop version. I mentioned in my recent post about the release of Debian 9 (stretch) that the changes in Debian should soon...
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