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1 Meter of Pi

10 Posts authored by: raspberrypitechguy
This is the last blog required, as well as the last one documenting major changes..   This blog includes my final thoughts, and potential future direction.   Let's first jump into what I did in the past few days. I've made the system's pump system with a small container that stores water. It looks large at 16.9OZ (it's totally not a Pepsi bottle! Totally not!) but it is rather small considering the strength of the pump.   Here's the video demonstration of the pump blasting out ...
As we all know, lighting is important.   It's crucial to plant development-   Ok I'm going to skip that boring intro since we all know plants need water yada yada yada.   I mean, I could talk about photocells and phosphorus and photosynthesis and whatever else is involved, and that would waste 30 minutes of your time.   To prevent boredom, let's jump straight into today's progress.   Here, let's get a visual aid first!     Well I did complain abou ...
Almost done with assembly!   Here:   Front view, powered off.     Power structure:   There are two 110V AC plugs required. One is a cable extender to power pi and arduino, and one for the pump.   I figured it might be a good idea for manual power cut to the pump.   As you can see on one of the later images, the Pi is booted with the python script running.   Here's how you can set it up, to run the script upon boot.   We'll using somethin ...
WELL   It worked!   Here's some video demos.   This is the one with the full op. version, infinitely on:   (I originally did CDN but ralph said that was a download and since I accidentally clicked image which had 10mb limit, I thought it was not possible)   Here's the one with a 6 hour delay       Oh gosh what a short blog   Hey does anyone want to chat about random stuff?   Uhh... to fill up this blog?   Hmm...   I'm goi ...
Welllll   Relays are very interesting.   I'm setting up one right now, with an arduino uno.   I've set the setting for 1 second of high-stream water dispense, per every 6 hours.   Here's the code.   int RelayPin = 12; void setup() {   // Set RelayPin as an output pin   pinMode(RelayPin, OUTPUT); } void loop() {   // Let's turn on the relay...   digitalWrite(RelayPin, LOW);   delay(21600000);     // Let's turn off the relay... ...
Procrastination is, indeed very useful.   I'll just claim the past 20 days were spent on uhh.... growing plants...   5 blog posts in the next 10 days.   Sounds... not too impossible.   Oh, I also installed the enclosure, and, added the pi in and ran initial testing. Seems all good.   Wait it's 6.   *Elf14 can we *please* have a smol' extension*   *puppy eyes*   *puppy eyes intensifies*   Wait in electronics we do cats   *cute kitten e ...
Ok! My procrastination has lead to me not doing anything.   Well, I managed to get the Enviro hat to work. This blog will document my progress.   Initially:   I didn't have a HDMI monitor free, I had a Raspberry PI Foundation 7" touchscreen, but didn't really use it. I just used it to check the IP address and unplugged.   This is using SSH. SSH by default is disabled on the Pi. You must go to pi configuration and set it to on, and then reboot.   Here is how to conne ...
The kit has arrived!   Fabulous packaging.   I've tried to work with the ENVIRO hat already but without much luck. I'll try again in a few days, as well as with the Automation HAT.   We will be planting: Radish, lettuce, parsley and perhaps Onion. Thanks to rockcacti for sending me these!   Automated Pump: AUTOMATION HAT   Environmental Sensing: ENVIRO HAT   Lightning: Standalone 328P probably.   I've also applied to the Renesas IDT HAT RoadTest. Shou ...
It's probably been around a week since my last blog.   Not much to say though, haven't done much, to be honest.   Dan's shipping the kits!   Needless to say, my excitement level is quite high.   I have not decided on what seeds to use, however.   I may just use tomato seeds for a proof of concept. Or better, grass. Hehe.   Well.   Time to build a light board! Chances are it won't arrive for another month due to international shipping, but it... will ar ...
This will be the first blog for my series of blogs in this challenge.   Firstly, I'd like to thank the element14 Community as well as the Raspberry Pi Foundation for giving me the opportunity to participate in this challenge.   Included in the Challenge Kit: Raspberry Pi 4, 2GB Variant Pimoroni ENVIRO Hat Mini Pimoroni Automation Hat Mini Pimoroni GPIO Tracker Thing Apologies for the delay, we have are working on adding something very interesting for free (and currently secret)& ...