PiTalk review

PiTalk review

Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky to see the Raspberry Pi get more and more communication options. It’s no surprise then that there’s been great interest in getting Pi devices onto the mobile data network. SB Components’ PiTalk range does just that, except rather than stopping at just a data-capable device, the PiTalk HAT turns your Pi into a fully-fledged smartphone with voice and SMS support. This article first appeared in The MagPi 80 and was written by PJ Evans Just add SIM The standard-size HAT features a Quetec SoC that adds everything the Pi needs to get on the mobile data network; you only need to provide a micro SIM. Our tests with EE met with failure, but a Vodafone SIM worked first time. As the HAT only uses serial communications, nearly all the GPIO pins remain unused and the HAT has ‘through’ pins for further expansion. SB offers a range of small touchscreens that can be added to create a more phone-like experience. To get everything running, software is supplied, but this is squarely aimed at the touchscreen. Although we were able to make voice calls, send SMS messages, and transmit data, the interface is poor to unusable without a touchscreen. It is not an end-user product, but rather something on which other projects can be based. We were able to find an example project using Python to exchange SMS messages and trigger GPIO pins in response. It’s great for experimenting with smartphone technology, and perfect if you are interested in remote automation. Verdict 7/10 While let down by a tricky interface, the PiTalk is ideal for makers planning remote monitoring projects. It’s better combined with a touchscreen. The post PiTalk review appeared first on The MagPi Magazine.
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Enter for a Chance to Win A Collectible Old Man's Journey Vinyl

Enter for a Chance to Win A Collectible Old Man's Journey Vinyl

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Avengers: Endgame Leaves Woman Hospitalized for Crying Too Much

Avengers: Endgame Leaves Woman Hospitalized for Crying Too Much

A Marvel fan had to be taken to hospital after crying too much during Avengers: Endgame. As reported by The News, 21-year-old Xiaoli from Ningbo, China was rushed to hospital after she started showing signs of hyperventilation while watching the film. The report cites an emergency doctor explaining the situation: “We thought that her crying had caused ‘hyperventilation’. We immediately gave her oxygen and relaxed her emotions by appeasement, reducing her hyperventilation symptoms.” As the final chapter in the MCU’s multi-phase storyline, Avengers: Endgame is naturally filled with emotional highs and lows. If you’ve seen it already, you’ll no doubt have either cried yourself or know someone who has. Hopefully no one else has cried themselves into hospital, though. Continue reading…
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How That Team-Up Moment From Avengers: Endgame Happened

How That Team-Up Moment From Avengers: Endgame Happened

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame! The writers of Avengers: Endgame have revealed the thinking behind the all-female team-up sequence that occurs in the film’s climactic final act. During the battle against Thanos in the ruins of Avengers HQ, a scene sees all of the MCU’s surviving female heroes – Valkyrie, Mantis, Wasp, Shuri, Okoye, Nebula, Gamora, Pepper, and Scarlet Witch – band together to aid Captain Marvel deliver the Infinity Gauntlet to Ant-Man’s Quantum Realm device. The sequence can be seen as a celebration of the MCU’s women, but Endgame’s writers initially worried that the scene could be seen a different way. Continue reading…
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