June 19, 2014

Have fun with a Raspberry Pi-driven Smart Target

If you're looking for fun and interesting ways to waste time at the office, or a fun Raspberry Pi project - then the Smart Target project by Noel Portugal will fit hte bill. It's a target device that one attempts to throw objects at from a distance - and contains an LCD to tell you how good your shot was, along with a webcam which take a snapshot of the moment and posts it to a social media site. 

The software is based around some Java code to control the RPi which also runs some python to operate the target system. If making your own it would be recommended to build a very strong target, as the participants can get quite competitive - as shown in the following video:

That has the potential to be a whole lot of fun, so check out the project website to get started. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking for a more permanent way to mount circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, check out our new PiBreak - the prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our new PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page

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