Converting a coffee maker into a 3D printer Converting a coffee maker into a 3D printer Arduino Team — February 6th, 2017 Heavy duty coffee makers are good for, well, making coffee. On the other hand, if you were to look at the frame without the preconception of what it can do, you might notice that there is space on top where equipment could be attached, and space on the bottom with a built-in heating pad on which to place an object… in other words, a perfect 3D printer frame! Tropical Labs realized this, and turned the ordinary household appliance into a delta printer with three steppers for motion and another to feed the printing media. 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.
Free dynamic DNS for your Raspberry Pi No matter which services your Raspberry Pi is running you will want it to have a static address for global access, which is done by setting up a dynamic DNS service. In this guide I describe the steps you need to complete in order to set up a free dynamic DNS service on your raspberry Pi (yes, this also works for Raspberry Pi 2), so that you no longer have to worry about whether your external IP address changes once in a while. Whenever it changes, the dynamic DNS makes sure that your chosen website URL will always resolve to the current external IP of your Raspberry Pi. As I set up my Raspberry Pi Mumble server, I needed to have a static web address for everyone else to access it. It would be very troublesome having to tell everyone about it every time my dynamic IP changed.
Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide Since the original $35 Raspberry Pi computer launched in 2012, it has spawned a whole family of low-cost computers. The latest offering is the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a tiny $10 board that adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the cheapest member of the Pi family, the Raspberry Pi Zero. You'll find everything you need to know about the Pi Zero W in this "living" article, which will be updated over time. SEE: All of TechRepublic's smart person's guides What's the Raspberry Pi Zero W? 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
Remote SSH access to Raspberry Pi 2 (From Want to deploy a Raspberry Pi "in the field" and still be able to access it? Here is an easy way to enable remote SSH access to your Raspberry Pi 2 (and other models, too). Raspberry Pi FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions Table of Contents: The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. OS & Co Back to the Hub. Software & Distributions: Software - an overview. Distributions - operating systems and development environments for the Raspberry Pi. Kernel Compilation - advice on compiling a kernel. Performance - measures of the Raspberry Pi's performance.