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Hey everyone just a a sneak peak at whats to come Some of the wiring may or maynot be correct but here are some of the components we will be using with our pi dozer. Right now we are prototyping fixing some bugs. Hopefully soon everything will be done and we will have an extensive post coming for you. HAPPY HACKING!   Here is a Gear we drew up in Solid works that will be driven by a windshield wiper motor. To control the Dozer. ...
    I decided to set up my Raspberry PI as a dedicated LAMP server. (LAMP is an acronym that stands for LinuxApacheMysqlPhp and are components required to run a Dynamic HTML webpage.).   All these components are Open Source ;   Apache is the webserver that will host my applications - for more information see http://www.apache.org/. MySQL is "the world's most popular Open Source database" (their own claim !) - more information here http://www.mysql.com/ PHP is "a popular ...
I've been blogging about my experience in Road Test reviewing the Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle. As a part of this Road Test I'm creating a Fridge/Freezer Temperature Alarm system for our local food shelf, Channel 1. You can see where this Road Test started for me here Since my last post I've been busy, last weeks on FIRST Robotics, but I managed to order some temperature sensors and get them working with the Raspberry Pi! So I'm quite close to my target project the temperature sensor/m ...
This blog is the first installment of a review of the Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle provided by element14. In this review I will focus mainly on the video application I proposed that prompted element14 to so generously provide the comprehensive bundle. This first picture just shows how comprehensive the bundle is. The Requirement I play about 72 softball games every year (5 different leagues) and I take pictures of the action when I'm not on the field. These pictures get shown at banquets an ...
Introduction In this post I will describe my initial tests to use the PiFace to control XBMC. This post is part of a series which is indexed on its introductory post.   Installing and configuring needed software I initially started with a vanilla RaspBMC to get my project started, but soon it turned out that installing the dependency needed to get all software together broke the base functionality. So instead of diving into the reasons why XBMC no longer wanted to run on my adapted RaspBMC, ...
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Project overview I would like to create a multimedia system which my (young) kids can control themselves. XBMC on the RPi is a great system and has lots of easy ways to control, but although fiddling around with a keyboard or with remote controls on smartphones can be extreme fun for the kids, it is in general not really fit for our little ones to really get a movie selected or the sound adjusted. Especially in the weekend, mom and dad occasionally can enjoy an additional hour of sleep, so it wo ...
Introduction  For the past 12 months or so after reading about the exploits of Dave Akerman and his first launching of a Raspberry Pi into near space I've been tinkering with the idea of launching a  balloon myself.  Although there isn't a huge HAB community in NZ there have been some previous launches, and there is plenty of good information and useful tools available via the UK HAS web site, and #highaltitude IRC channel.  The IRC channel in particular has been a great sou ...
Kit Assembly Rapiro Raspberry Pi Testing Arduino Sketch Commands via Pi Thank you   Thanks to element14 and the Pi NoIR and Catch Santa Challenge, my daughter and I won a Rapiro kit with Raspberry Pi and Pi Camera.   In this post, I will describe my experiences in building and getting Rapiro up and running.   Kit  The kit came in a large white box, accompanied by a Raspberry Pi and Pi Camera.   The Rapiro kit comes in a big box which ...
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Valentine's Pi - Finale

Posted by zengirl2 Top Member Feb 14, 2014
  Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  Here is my project looking all glam with the white paint, wire mesh and red LED.  It's actually pretty much how I imagined it, plus or minus some Python coding challenges .  It's successfully taking a Twitter feed of @LoveQuotes and sending it to the Epaper display.  There is just one more challenge -- check out my video.     Obviously you will get another update on this before I move on to my next project.  Howev ...
You can find part 1 here: Pi Alarm System - Part 1: Project and components description Wireless Sensors RF Modules Prototype test Triggers Switch Motion Conclusion Wireless Sensors This post is focusing on the wireless sensors spread around the house in order to detect possible intrusion. In a later post, I will collect the data from these sensors with the Raspberry Pi. RF Modules For the communication between the remote wireless sensors and the cent ...
  Valentine's Day is almost here, and I'm doing some fast learning about Python in order to combine some programs for my display. I've got the Epaper display doing the Twitter monitor @LoveQuotes feed. Notice that the font was looking pretty small, but I was able to make some changes in size to the program so that it was easier to read. Then I merely watched the stream to see which font size worked best. I decided that it was better to be on the larger size and have more readability for av ...
First and foremost, sincere thanks to all those who participated and to those who guided this challenge to its successful conclusion. We've been inspired by the projects that have been created and been delighted to see the possibilities of the Pi NoIR explored so comprehensively. Given all the wonderful content generated by the challengers, it's been difficult to make a choice.  However, we have selected Frederick Vandenbosch and his young helper as the winners.  Frederick's project wa ...
Well, that was fun!  I finally got my epaper display working and I'm sending high-five's to Christopher Hall at RePaper for all the help.  Apparently there was a "change directory" needed, and also an adjustment in display size, since I have the larger 2.7 version.  Oh yes, and also a couple of tweaks to some wires, as I misunderstood the numbering of the pins on the epaper display.  If you look carefully, there is a hint about this on the board, and definitely watch the doub ...
I've been blogging about my experience in Road Test reviewing the Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle. As a part of this Road Test I'm creating a Fridge/Freezer Temperature Alarm system for our local food shelf, Channel 1. You can see where this Road Test started for me here   After the success of my first Raspberry Pi Project The Pi Powered Joke Machine - The Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle Blog post I documented that fun little educational project on Instructables (since they are running a Raspbe ...
I've been blogging about my experience in Road Test reviewing the Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle. As a part of this Road Test I'm creating a Fridge/Freezer Temperature Alarm system for our local food shelf, Channel 1. You can see where this Road Test started for me here   Here is a short video of a project I created as a way of learning the Raspberry Pi. The Joke Machine queries iheartquotes.com and displays a One-Liner in 16 char segments. It uses the momentary buttons found on the PiFace C ...
I know you've been wondering what I've been up to.  Despite all the snow, the delivery truck managed to get my sweet display here for my project.  Can you guess what it is? I'm not telling!  Anyway, she is a beauty and I'm very excited to get her showing love quotes.  As you can see, there are quite a few pins that need to be connected.  In fact, I had to print out a pin chart and also get my magnifying glass out to be sure I had things hooked up properly.  I not ...
I've been blogging about my experiences in Road Test reviewing the Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle. As a part of this Road Test I'm creating a Fridge/Freezer Temperature Alarm system for our local food shelf. You can see where this Road Test started for me here   My next step is to add an LCD display connection I have two choices with the The Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle Adafruit RGB Positive 16X2 LCD & Keypad Kit PiFace Control & Display   I'm going to start with the PiFace ...

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