August 14, 2014

Hack an Apple Time Capsule with a Raspberry Pi

After coming across a first-generation Apple Time Capsule (a device with a hard drive which automatically backs up data from a Mac) that was worse for wear, Instructables member hitekmike brought it back to useful life by converting it to a Raspberry Pi-driven equivalent.

To do so required a small amount of hardware modification, however with a new hard drive, power cabling and replacing the colour of the LED for subjective reasons, the Time Capsue is brought back to life under control of the Raspberry Pi. Plus it also doubles as a classy enclosure for the single-board computer. For a very well documented process of hacking, check out the project Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you need to connect external circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, consider our PiBreak board. 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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