TAG: Raspberry Pi

A Computer Kit as Simple as LEGO

A Computer Kit as Simple as LEGO

While it’s not necessary for all of us to know how our computers and gadgets work, teaching our kids about the technology that drives computing, and the coding that makes it all work, could give them a huge advantage in their education and open up a lot of opportunities for them later in life. To that end, an innovative computer and coding kit can help to give them the tools they need in order to succeed in the coming tech age. The Kano kit is a DIY computer, powered by Raspberry Pi, that goes together as simple as LEGO and… read more

Making Music

Making Music

Researchers have been taking a deeper look into medical issues that affect aging populations, like Alzheimer’s disease. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. are projected to increase by threefold in the next few decades, rising to 13.8 million individuals aged 65 and older that will potentially have the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is known that being physically and mentally active can help with forms of dementia, and a lot of attention has been directed toward musical ability and activity as a beneficial factor in therapy. Many studies have shown that musicians might have an advantage in cognitive… read more

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Desktop with LittleBox

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Desktop with LittleBox

Sometimes the advances in technology get away from us, and we don’t know how our gadgets are even put together, let alone how they work. But with the mini-computer revolution happening, it’s a great time to get started in building your own devices. Thanks to innovations in tiny powerful devices, such as the Raspberry Pi units, it’s now possible to create your very own custom gadgets, from a laptop to a media center to a WiFi radio. But it doesn’t stop there, because one dedicated user has come up with a design to take a Raspberry Pi and turn it… read more