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Turn a Raspberry Pi Into an AirPlay Receiver for Streaming Music in Your Living Room

Turn a Raspberry Pi Into an AirPlay Receiver for Streaming Music in Your Living Room
I'm in the process of building a portable boombox using the Raspberry PI, while I have not assembled the case the individual pieces work as intended. The RaspPi will do one of three things on boot: connect to my home network, connect to a USB powered portable access point, or create an ad hoc network (ad hoc has had mixed results with iOS and Android devices). It will then start Shairport. Using a USB sound card it will output to a battery powered Lepai TA2020 amp and Dayton B652 speakers. The Rasp Pi and router are powered separately in its own case which will be Velcroed to the inside of the future case so I can remove it and connect it to a home stereo. The router and Rasp Pi get about 4 hours running off 4 Amazonbasic AAs. Credit to Lasse Christiansen for the boot up with ad hoc network write up: Flagged Nice, I'm totally picturing an '80s-style boombox with Tron-lights on it for some reason :)

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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.

Building a remote control vehicle using a Raspberry Pi I've built a simple remote controlled tank to illustrate some of the points that I've made in previous posts. I'm minimizing the amount of electronics I need to do by using a Pi Face board which can easily power two motors. To control the tank, I made a simple web interface which I can access from my laptop. The Pi connects to my home network using a USB wifi dongle.

Turn your Pi into a low-cost HD surveillance cam Local government CCTV is awful, and it’s everywhere in the UK. But I’m much happier about surveillance in the hands of private people – it’s a matter of quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?), and I’m pleased to see the Raspberry Pi bring the price of networked motion-sensitive HD surveillance cameras down to be affordable by consumers. Using the Dagu Mini Driver to Build a Raspberry Pi Camera Robot A Raspberry Pi with a camera, gives you a small, low cost, embedded vision system, but it’s not very mobile. In this tutorial we show you how to fix that by attaching it to a robot to give you a Raspberry Pi camera robot! The robot is WiFi enabled which means you can drive it around using a tablet, phone or computer, using the camera to explore remote areas. We’ve tried to keep the components for this tutorial as affordable as possible, and as such we’re using the Dagu Arduino Mini Driver to control the motors and servos of the robot. This board also contains a 1A voltage regulator which we can use to power the Pi.

Nintendo Wii Remote, Python and The Raspberry Pi I was looking for a way to send data to my Raspberry Pi via Bluetooth. Ideally I wanted to do this via an Android tablet and a custom app but I couldn’t get the app to connect. During a large amount of Google searching I came across a Python library called “CWiid”. It allows you to read data from a Nintendo Wii Controller via Bluetooth and use this within your own Python script. s Raspberry Pi Lesson 11. DS18B20 Temperature Sensing @Raspberry_Pi #raspberrypi January 29, 2013 AT 8:28 am Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Lesson 11. DS18B20 Temperature Sensing @ The Adafruit Learning System. The Occidentalis Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi (and Raspbian as of Dec 2012) includes support for the DS18B20 1-wire temperature sensor.

Ultrasonic Distance Measurement Using Python – Part 2 Following on from my Ultrasonic Distance Measurement Using Python – Part 1 article I decided to make my Python script a little bit more sophisticated. In this example the script takes three measurements and calculates the average. This is displayed and one second later it takes another average. This allows the script to be used to constantly measure distances and print them to the command line. The Ultrasonic module is connected as before to the Raspberry Pi using a small piece of breadboard and some jumper cables. The Trigger accepts a 3.3V output from the Pi but the Echo pin must be converted to 3.3V from 5V before it reaches the GPIO input.

Five Basic Raspberry Pi Projects At $35, the Raspberry Pi is almost an impulse purchase. Once its in your hands, its basic nature calls out for it to be used in some great projects. While its always tempting to jump in and build something completely mindblowing, it pays to start with a few easy projects and learn the system before jumping in to the deep end and experiencing frustration. Easy Project Criteria The Raspberry Pi Guy NEW Raspberry Pi Zero – $5 Computer! Almost 4 years on from initial launch and 7 million boards later, the latest slice of Pi has just been served. Meet the Raspberry Pi Zero.

Introducing Pisaac, my Raspberry Pi robot : Pieces of Pi Hello everyone, this is Pisaac. Pisaac is built from a Raspberry Pi, a PiFace, a DRV8833 motor controller on a breakout board, a Dagu “Magician” robot chassis which I got from Amazon (also available from many other retailers!), an Edimax Wifi dongle, a mobile backup battery pack and a Raspberry Pi Camera module. Why am I building Pisaac? Just for my own entertainment really!

Raspberry Pi Learning Resources Garden birds are very choosy about where they build their nest so in order to get good results from this activity, the bird box will need to be located out of any predator's reach, away from any prevailing winds and nowhere near a bird table or feeder. Once a bird has moved in, the box must not be disturbed until they have finished breeding; this is usually between October and January in the UK. If something goes wrong you can't just open the box and fiddle with your wires or adjust the camera, as this will traumatise the birds and could cause eggs or hatchlings to be abandoned. A requirement of the system is to see the birds in total darkness.

Create your own J.A.R.V.I.S. with Jasper and the #RaspberryPi If you’ve ever wanted to replicate Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S., you can be well on your way with this project. Shubhro Saha and Charlie Marsh from Princeton University have developed an always-on voice-recognition-and-response system called Jasper. It recognises it’s own name and commands you give to it verbally and then speaks aloud a response. They’ve created a lovely website for it at where you can find out how to build your own Jasper and download the code. There is even documentation for how you can extend Jasper for your own uses – it’s all written in Python so it would be pretty simple to modify. Find out more about Jasper here or watch their video below:

Making a Reset Switch for your Rev 2 Raspberry Pi One of the changes on the Rev 2 Raspberry Pi board, which I haven’t seen anybody write about yet, (apart from Eben in his original announcement) is the addition of two holes for a header at P6. These were added to enable a reset facility. Shorting those two pins together resets the processor. These are the holes for the P6 header This was too good an opportunity for my curious mind to pass up, so I decided to add a 2 pin header there and try it out. As luck would have it