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This week we have been putting together some Gertboard & Raspberry Pi demo kits for Design West. The idea is that you can control a linear actuator and a few other pieces of hardware using the Gertboard. Gert Van Loo will be giving the demo next week at the Design West Exhibition, so if you're there, drop by and check out our handiwork! Here's the story of our build.   The decision to laser cut the Gertboard Experimenter Kits came quickly. We needed to create an enclosure that would su ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   This easy tutorial helps you to control the water used in your garden watering. To do this, we use Arduino and Raspberry Pi to get the best of both. In this project you will learn how to: Communicate Arduino with Raspberry Pi Read a flowmeter pulses Connect a Raspberry Pi to Carriots to send data streams using Carriots HTTP REST API   Read the tutorial here: https://www.carriots.com/tutorials/Arduino_RPi_Carriots/flowmeter   This i ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   The 1st Developer Challenge of Carriots was won by team that created a Stuffed Toy to play StarWars Quizzes. They used a R-Pi and Carriots as backend engine. Check the demo video :   In Carriots blog you can read an Interview with the makers: https://blog.carriots.com/first-challenge-winner-interview-and-video/   Tell us what you think...     Product Name* Description Supplier Raspberry Pi Model B Raspberry Pi mode ...
Spare a thought this weekend for Dave Akerman, who will once again be launching his 'Pi in the Sky' project from Cambridgeshire in the UK and flying over Holland and Germany. Dave has been involved in testing the Raspberry Pi Camera module for the foundation and when I met him at the recent Bristol Maker Faire he brought along the latest incarnation of the Pi in the Sky project to show to those attending the event.   All the information about the launch (which is scheduled for Saturday Apr ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   Well in case you missed my previous Blog Post you can find it here.  In short, I am the Community Support Lead here at element14 and have decided to try my luck at getting pi on my face (wow what a horrible seque) in any case I decided to start super easy and build a media center using using a Raspberry Pi Model B v2 (512mB) and a Seagate 2tB external hard drive. If I can do this, anyone can, really ANYONE can do this   Here is what I u ...
Want to build this project? View Parts   Say you want to know how much electricity an appliance like an air purifier is consuming? You can hook it up to the nifty Kill-A-Watt power meter (aka KaW).  The KaW will keep track of and display the killowatt-hours, or kWh, used by the plugged in device. However, the total will be reset anytime the KaW is unplugged and loses power.  Limor Fried (aka ladyada) recognized this shortcoming and created the clever Tweet-A-Watt project ...
For those of you who may not know me, my name is Dave Hamblin,  I am the Community Support Lead for element14, previous to this role I was a Customer Service Manager, a Sales Manager and a few years ago got my feet wet in electronics as an internal Sales Rep for our North American brand, Newark element14 . My previous work experience was mostly in sales and retail management, this is relevant to this blog only because I wanted to give some perspective to any who may read this that my back g ...

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