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Five Basic Raspberry Pi Projects

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 We classified easy, basic Raspberry Pi projects as ones that required a limited amount of programming expertise and required only hardware that might be owned already. We definitely recommend a monitor, keyboard and mouse when working with the Raspberry Pi as it makes things much easier, especially when just starting out. 1. Turning the Raspberry Pi in to a webcam server for remote access, or monitoring or recording events while you are away is a great use of the capabilities of the Raspberri Pi. 2. 3. 4. The display options on the Raspberry Pi make it a prime candidate for driving digital displays. 5.

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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.

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. RPi Low-level peripherals Back to the Hub. Hardware & Peripherals: Hardware and Hardware History. Low-level Peripherals and Expansion Boards. Screens, Cases and Other Peripherals. Introduction

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

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.

Serial Library WiringPi includes a simplified serial port handling library. It can use the on-board serial port, or any USB serial device with no special distinctions between them. You just specify the device name in the initial open function. To use, you need to make sure your program includes the following file: #include <wiringSerial.h> 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. 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.

Raspberry Pi - run program at start-up Anyway, I wanted to get my Raspberry Pi to start no-ip dynamic dns service when it started-up, so I wouldn't have to remember to start it every time it was powered up. For details on how to install no-ip on the Pi, see this post. There are loads of ways of running a command at start-up in Linux but my favoured approach is to create an initialisation script in /etc/init.d and register it using update-rc.d. This way the application is started and stopped automatically when the system boots / shutdowns. Create script in /etc/init.d sudo nano /etc/init.d/NameOfYourScript

Magic Mirror Michael Teeuw was out shopping with his girlfriend, when he noticed a display mirror with illuminated lighting. Being one of those people whose minds tend to wander in the frocks department, he decided he’d go home and make a better one. With one-way mirror glass (the sort they use in TV-show and, for all I know, real-life police interrogation rooms) mounted over a flat display device, outputting white text on a black background, the effects you can achieve are rather special, especially if, like Michael, you really care about typography. Best of all, for most people the hardest bit of reproducing this project at home won’t be the Raspberry Pi end – frankly, the bit we’d expect you to find most tricky is making the wooden frame.

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.

Tutorial: Interrupt-Driven Event-Counter on the Raspberry Pi --D. Thiebaut (talk) 19:57, 23 July 2013 (EDT) Install the WiringPi Library Get the WiringPi library from Follow the directions on the Web site to download to the Pi. In my case the Pi is connected to my Mac through an ethernet cable, so I downloaded the tgz archive from and sftp it over to the pi. Magic Mirror This page explains how to build a “Magic Mirror”. A Mirror, powered by a Raspberry Pi which recognizes people and talk with them ! Just Follow the 7 steps !