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Introduction After a forced pause the Essential Raspberry Pi Peripherals articles series finally restarts with a new proposal. The Pi-Scope lab tool is the first of a series of tools to empower the electronic lab based on the Raspberry PI 2 , Raspberry PI lcd and Bitscope micro There is already an interesting Ben Heck episode, Episode 223: Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi Bitscope Mod Episode modding these three devices creating an oscilloscope. It is my opinion that this proposed version has some ...
Introduction In this fourth article of the series Essential Raspberry Pi Peripherals we will see how to install the Pi Camera and the 2.4" Touch Panel on the Raspberry PI 2. In the next article we will use this base setup to make a PI Camera where the PiFace CAD LCD display is be replaced by the 2.4" Touch Panel. The components we are using are shown in the image below including a small and almost inexpensive (about 5$) LinkSys WiFi USB dongle and a class 10 8Gb Micro SD card.   Note: if y ...
Introduction Available for the Raspberry PI at the actual date the market offers a number of touch screen displays; the recent launched Raspberry PI 7" LCD touch screen display and the 2.4" HAT display are the top accessories in their range. These devices can be used as primary display including the touch screen they can replace the standard HDMI display, USB keyboard and mouse.   It is almost obvious that the 2.4 inches screens are less useful than larger screen (i.e. 15 inches or more): ...
Introduction There is a considerable number of places on the Internet, including the Element14 site, showing useful information on the installation and settings of this brand new device; in the meantime a number of doubts and questions has raised about the touch screen settings, the on-screen keyboard installation and more. The goal of these notes is to depict a setup scenario as much complete as possible. The Raspberry PI 7" LCD Touch Screen display is the perfect replacement of a dedicated s ...
Introduction This post and few other will appear as annex to the Essential Raspberry Pi Peripherals #2. The reason is that when it was planned this series of tutorials the 7" touch-LCD created for the PI was not yet on the market. When the first unit has been received, I started immediately to study the hardware and software; in these #2 annexes we explore some mods and installation that can be helpful for the users to get the best from this incredible accessory inside their projects.   Ta ...
The first peripheral we'll take a look at is the HDMI monitor, connected to the Raspberry Pi. As connecting an HDMI monitor to the board is extremely simple it's surprisingly difficult to find information on the Internet about how to solve issues and setup the monitor visualisation that best reflects our needs, so this is actually a great starting place for us.   What Your Need for HDMI on Raspberry Pi As the Raspberry Pi includes a standard, full-size HDMI connector (as opposed to the smal ...
With this first post we start off on something of an adventure, experimenting and experiencing one of the most fascinating aspects of this SBC (Single Board Computer): connecting the device with the real world. (note: here we consider working with a Raspberry PI 2 but almost all the mentioned features and possibilities will apply to the previous models).   Connecting the Raspberry PI to Something Else One of the most interesting features of the Raspberry Pi is that it includes most of the f ...

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