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. Wireless Multi-Channel Voice-Controlled Electrical Outlets with Raspberry Pi Update 2/11/2014: Thanks to everyone who voted for this project in the Raspberry Pi contest! This project is a combination of several difference resources: My single-outlet control project with Raspberry Pi and Python, originally inspired by user wilq44's Raspberry Pi GPIO home automation WiringPi, software written by Gordon Henderson that allows "Arduino style" control of the GPIO pins from the command line in a Linux terminal Voice Command, a package written by Steven Hickson that allows voice control of the Raspberry Pi by connecting to a Google speech-to-text service. The end result is voice-activated control of up to three electrical outlets using the Raspberry Pi. Here's a video of the final product in action (read on for a detailed parts list, circuit diagram, and code): A couple notes before you begin.
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. Now connect your camera via USB to the Raspberry (don't forget to turn your camera on, in some cases you will need to enable PTP mode on your camera). Long Range UHF RFID Item Tracking System Maker spaces typically have hundreds of valuable tools available for use by their members. These tools can navigate from room to room and project to project. There is no real good way of knowing the whereabouts of a particular tool at a given time. Paper sign-out systems are often forgotten in the adrenaline rush of finishing an exciting project, and you can't always count on people putting things away properly (though they really should!).
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.
Personal Mirror The Personal Mirror Motivation The idea to create a mirror with additional Information is not new and there are a lot of Projects with instructions in the web to create such an mirror. 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.
Weather Station In this project we will use the Adafruit Starter Pack for Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2 kit components to create a project that uses a barometric sensor to read the temperature, pressure and altitude. Hardware Connect the Raspberry Pi2 to the breadboard and the other components as per the Fritzing diagram in the "Schematics" section below. Software You can download the code starting project from and we will lead you through the addition of the code needed to talk to the web service and get your pin on the map.
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. Off the shelf, you’re looking at prices in the hundreds of pounds. Use a Pi to make your own HD system, and your setup should come in at under £50, with a bit of shopping around. Garage Commander What's new There are plenty of garage door openers in the web these days and each one is special in its own way. So what is special about this one? The following, I hope: