GPS tracking August 03, 2012 at 10:26 PM I thought it might be fun to turn my Raspberry Pi into a vehicle tracker. The nearest I got to building a truly bespoke tracker was in 2004 using a Siemens TC45 & later TC65, where I wrote the firmware. There wasn't really anything on the market then to do what we wanted, so we built our own, and I took care of the software side. Sure there were trackers on the market, but nothing flexible enough to meet our needs for a given application. Small production runs can get very expensive, so you have to get creative and find ways to deliver the product to a budget. Risks and challenges We have 3rd generation prototypes assembled and tested, and they are performing really well. We do need to make a few low-risk tweaks for production, but have component sourcing and manufacturing capacity arranged. Our team is experienced in the issues of design for manufacture, PCB fabrication, assembly and test, having many years of experience at an international level. We have 3D printed prototypes of our custom covers which will be laser-cut, but this a low-risk item.
Synergy on Raspberry Pi Synergy is a free and open source software that allows multiple computers to share a mouse and keyboard. One of the computers that the keyboard and mouse is connected to becomes a Synergy server. The other computers becomes Synergy clients. All of this is done over the network. So if your Raspberry Pi is connected to the network somehow (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can setup your Raspberry Pi as a Synergy client so you can remotely control your Raspberry Pi from another computer. Other ways of remote controlling the Raspberry Pi are VNC and SSH.
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OpenStack Swift on RPi March 24, 2013 Every attendee at PyCon 2013 got a free Raspberry Pi. So, naturally, the first thing I did was set up OpenStack Swift on it. With thanks to North Coast Brewing for Old Rasputin and Thumbtack for the beer mug, I give you a single annotated script you can use to install OpenStack Swift, the large scale distributed storage engine, onto a low-powered credit-card-sized computer. The current version of this script can be found in my github account. Install gphoto2 on your raspberry Via the free software gphoto2 it is possible to connect a digital camera (Canon/Nikon/Olympus, full compatibility list) to your Raspberry Pi in order to remotely take pictures and automatically download them to the Raspberry's memory. Easy case You can install gphoto2 very easily via the command line: sudo apt-get install gphoto2 If asked, hit enter to complete your installation.
First Click: Amazon, not Apple or Google, holds the key to the smart home I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the age of home automation to arrive for most of my life. I took the first step towards a smart home about 8 years ago when I installed a handful of Z-Wave light switches and sensors. I’ve been using Sonos speakers to stream audio into every room of my house for about six years. PiFi Digi / DAC+ / HIFI Digital Audio Card for Raspberry PI B+ - Blue To enable volume discounts on this site, use coupon code: BULKRATE during checkout. You will see a discount applied at the bottom of the shopping cart. Competitive pricing is available. How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) The goal of this project was to create a low cost Raspberry Pi Media Panel--a nice looking screen that could stand in the living room or attach to the refrigerator with the primary purpose of streaming personal photo and video content full time, but also be able to do some other cool things when needed...like show the weather, play a movie, play music, or receive AirPlay content. Read this blog post if you want to learn more about what a media panel is and why you might want one. Success criteria were: -Low cost: a full blown computing device and screen for between $100 and $200 all in -Attractive: meaning my wife finds it aesthetically acceptable for the living room -Light: no more than a few pounds -Thin: no more than an inch thick, including frame -Quick: can be built in a few hours or less -Simple: requiring mainly assembly, versus construction or manufacturing Update: Several people have asked me about an integrated product/service like this that is off-the-shelf. We call it Fireside.
OpenStack on RPi (Part 1) Recently I’ve embarked down a course to get OpenStack up and running on the Raspberry Pi. Before we get too deep into the particulars, let’s talk about why such a thing should be done. What could one gain by running OpenStack on the Pi? Who would use it? and more. For me, there are a few reasons: DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera This project explores the Adafruit PiTFT touchscreen and the Raspberry Pi camera board to create a simple point-and-shoot digital camera. One can optionally use WiFi and Dropbox (a cloud file storage and synchronization service) to automatically transfer photos to another computer for editing. This isn’t likely to replace your digital camera (or even phone-cam) anytime soon…it’s a simplistic learning exercise and not a polished consumer item…but as the code is open source, you or others might customize it into something your regular camera can’t do. Raspberry Pi computer, either the Model B or Model AWith Ethernet and two USB ports, the Model B is usually easier to set up. The Model A saves a few bucks and uses less power…but with only one USB port and no Ethernet, it requires some added skill and/or shenanigans to get all the software fully loaded.PiTFT Mini Kit — TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Camera Board. For general work you’ll want the regular version.