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The Ultimate Media Centre addition – BerryGlow

October 19, 2014

A few years ago Phillips included something called AmbiLight on some of there TVs. Basically RGB (multicolour) LEDs are set into the rear of the TV, which reflects whatever you are watching – it looks extremely cool, makes for a more immersive viewing experience and reduces strain on your eyes. You can acheive the same […]


BT line Caller ID with AndyPi LCD & Raspberry Pi

July 27, 2014

AndyPi customer Pete has come up with a great use for an old USB modem plus a Raspberry Pi and AndyPi HD44780 LCD – a BT landline caller ID display! Thanks to Pete for providing the excellent instructions (PDF download).  


Miniature Colour Graphics TFT display (graph data python class!)

December 5, 2013

AndyPi’s latest product is a miniature colour graphic TFT display, 2.2″ wide with 320×240 pixels (we also have a small number of 1.8″ TFT’s at a bargain price) The sky is the limit as to what you could use this for – its more flexible that our HD44780 LCDs, but a little more complicated to […]


MagPi Article!

December 5, 2013

In December 2013’s issue of the MagPi (the Raspberry Pi community magazine), you can read AndyPi’s article (page 14-15)! A fuller description of setting up an LCD with Python is available on this website. Watch out for more sub-£20 graphic LCDs for the Raspberry Pi coming in the new year.


Python Controlled LCD

October 19, 2013

You can output pretty much anything you want to AndyPi’s LCD. It is controlled using Python, making use of the wiringpi and RPi.GPIO libraries, but you can also use C. Step-by-step instructions below show you how to display your IP address and a scrolling message from the BBC news RSS feed. You could also output […]


AndyPi LCD with Volumio (RaspyFi)

September 19, 2013

AndyPi LCDs also work really well with Volumio (formely called RaspyFi). This distribution has been optimised for playing high quality audio (often through a usb DAC device hooked up to some high quality speakers). You can control it via any web enabled device, through your browser or an iOS or Android app. The above photo […]


RASPBMC Track Display LCD

September 4, 2013

This is an inexpensive way of providing visual output for a Raspberry Pi media centre. It lists the track title and artist when playing mp3’s for example, and could be used when the media centre is controlled by an android remote but no RCA or HDMI screen is connected. AndyPi sells a complete kit of […]


AndyPi LCD Wiring & Soldering Instructions

September 4, 2013

These instructions (and videos) give details for making up the AndyPi LCD kit, or making your own from scratch. It is very straightforward and just requires some soldering, and wire cutting. AndyPi sells a ready assembled Plug & Go version (Buy it here) so if you have this, just skip to part 2, connecting the […]