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Nextcloud Box: A Cloud for your Office or Living Room

Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, has released a Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Linux powered cloud server for your home or office. The Nextcloud Box is a secure, private, self-hosted cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. It makes hosting a personal cloud simple and cost...
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The Orange Pi series of machines lets you run a small Linux machine dedicated to a specific task for a very attractive price -- less than $20 for setup.

The Orange Pi: Linux on Quad Core for Under $20

The Orange Pi series of machines lets you run a small Linux machine dedicated to a specific task for a very attractive price -- less than $20 for setup. Some ideas for using an Orange Pi include adding network connectivity to an older printer, transcoding a USB webcam and sending it over the...
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Raspberry Pi 3 tops latest SBC survey.

Top 10 Best Open-Spec Hacker SBCs

Two years ago, the Raspberry Pi seemed as if it might be eclipsed by a growing number of open-spec single board computer projects with faster processors, Android support, and more extensive features. But then the Raspberry Pi reestablished its lead in two major great leaps forward. In early 2015,...
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4 Tutorials for Building a Rugged Raspberry Pi Robot

In this series of four tutorials, Ben Martin provides step-by-step instructions, code, and troubleshooting tips to take you through the process of building, powering, connecting, and controlling your own Mantis robot mounted with a Raspberry Pi. Martin explains in detail how to attach motors,...
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Completed Mantis robot.

Build An Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot: Part 4

The first three parts of this series (see links below) have shown the building of the Mantis robot (Figure 1), how to control things with the RoboClaw motor controller, and operation of the robot using the keyboard. Before you start thinking about self-driving robots, it is useful to be able to...
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The Mantis robot.

Build An Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot: Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we took at look at building and powering the Mantis robot kit (pictured above). A Raspberry Pi was mounted to it, and I described how to get the Pi talking to a RoboClaw motor controller. This time, I will show how to move the robot around using with the keyboard or...
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Mantis robot initial build.

Build an Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot: Part 2

In the previous article, I showed how to do the initial build of our Mantis robot, featuring a RoboClaw motor controller board and a Raspberry Pi. Here, I’ll move on to attaching motors, connecting the RoboClaw to your Pi through a USB port, and supplying the RoboClaw with its own power source. The...
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Add a RoboClaw motor controller board to your Mantis kit.

Build an Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot: Part 1

Take your Raspberry Pi into the wild with the Mantis robot kit. In this series of articles, I’ll discuss the process of building, powering, connecting, and controlling your own Mantis robot, and I’ll also point out some potential pitfalls. The Mantis is available in four- and six-wheel...
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