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Decentralized Intelligence, Cyber Physical Systems, Smart Home and Smart Factory - the Internet of Things is on everybody’s lips. IoT thereby does not necessarily imply the connection of devices using the Internet protocol. Whenever cables interfere and WLAN is not practicable, other radio standards have to be used. To evaluate this, Würth Elektronik now offers a comfortable way by means of a radio application design kit for the Raspberry Pi.   Whether as a de luxe evaluation bo ...
[Updated 03 January 2020 - see addendum at bottom of the page]   I was lucky enough to win one of the 20 Raspberry Pi 4s in the element14 "Happy 10th Birthday!" giveaway. My suggestion was to use the Pi 4 to run Pi-Hole on my network to block unwanted adverts that slow down my browsing (and not just me - everybody in the household). This worked really well and I'll blog about it shortly.   I've been reading reports of people using the Pi 4 as a low-cost desktop computer and tried tha ...
For Halloween I decided to modify my Dishonored II collectors edition mask to give it glowing eyes that followed people who walked by and looked at it. It's a steampunk style mask with two different shaped eyes solidly connected to the mask.   The Mask is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 with a standard camera, a small servo connected to a PCA9865 servo controller and 4 LEDS connected to the Raspberry Pi 3.   The left eye has a single hole and is covered by a large lense. The right ...

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