When building a dashboard using a Raspberry Pi, I wanted a way to schedule the tv to turn on/off automatically. Below are the steps using Consumer Electronics Control (CEC).
Ever wanted to play old arcade games? Remember the days of pacman, galaga, spy hunter and mortal kombat? Well why not build your own arcade cabinet.
Complete List of Parts
- Raspberry PI Model B+
- USB powered speakers
- Happ Arcade controller with 14 buttons
- 17in LCD Monitor (can find one on ebay for cheap)
There are many howtos on building a MAME arcade cabinet. So what makes this one any different. The only real answer I can give is it uses a keyboard controller to connect to buttons and joystick. I used a standard usb keyboard. Here is what it looks like removed from keyboard housing.
Have you ever wanted to wirelessly control power outlets from your phone? You could buy a Belkin WeMo Switch for over $40 for 1 outlet or build your own with 5 outlets for under $35 if you already own a Raspberry Pi. Hopefully this post will guide you in the right direction.