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19 Posts authored by: Frederick Vandenbosch Top Member
This project is about a digital picture frame aimed at family members, such as grandparents.   The idea is that parents taking pictures of their children, can easily share those pictures with the children's grandparents by making them appear on the picture frame automatically. In turn, the grandparents can "like" the pictures, letting the children's parents know which pictures are their favourites.   By making use of a specific software platform called resin.io, multiple instances of ...
Originally posted on: Pi Zero Case One-Minute Mod – Frederick Vandenbosch   A 1-minute mod for the official Raspberry Pi Zero case, inspired by the ZeroView.   Requires: Raspberry Pi Zero (W) with official case Raspberry Pi Camera module Hobby knife Two suction cups   Follow me: ...
I’ve had a Unicorn pHAT sitting in a box for a while, but I finally used it in a simple project. Because it has four rows of LEDs, I thought it would be ideal to make a binary clock from.     A script fetches the time, converts it to binary and lights up the matching pixels on the LED matrix. Because the matrix has RGB LEDs, any colour can be used   You can find the full post and code on my blog: Binary Clock – Frederick Vandenbosch ...
Need to know the distance to the sun in centimeters, what weather it will be tomorrow or turn on the lights using your voice? Or perhaps you just need someone to talk to at night, when working on your projects? With Amazon's Alexa Voice Service on the Raspberry Pi Zero, this is now a reality, at a very affordable price!   Using a Raspberry Pi Zero, a USB sound card, speaker, microphone and a huge button, I created my personal assistant!     For instructions on how to reprod ...
Here's the latest project I've been working on: controlling the TV using gestures instead of a remote control. Mainly inspired by my kids being able to handle a tablet but not a remote control, it could perhaps also help to Make Life Accessible.   The project consists of a Raspberry Pi A+, Skywriter HAT and IR LED and receiver. Using Lirc IR signals were recorded from the original remote and can then be reproduced by the Pi.     As always, schematics, code, etc ... are availab ...
Looking for a new project to build around the Raspberry Pi Zero, I came across the pHAT DAC from Pimoroni. This little add-on board adds audio playback capabilities to the Pi Zero. Because the pHAT uses the GPIO pins, the USB OTG port remains available for a wifi dongle. Perfect for a small wireless speaker project! Using a combination of wood and 3D printing, I created a custom enclosure for the speaker. Hope you like it! A full guide on how to reproduce this project can be found o ...
The Raspberry Pi Zero form factor, makes it perfect for use in smaller project. Combined with internet connectivity, a display and some kind of input, it could be used to visualise virtually anything.   Using a Pi Zero, an I2C OLED display from Adafruit, a miniature wifi dongle, two push buttons and a custom 3D printed enclosure, I attempted to create a small device which can sit on my desk and report various things, such as: time and date network settings social media stats   Thi ...
I received my Raspberry Pi Zero earlier this week While holding it, I noticed one of the USB hubs I had, had the same form factor as this new Pi. So I combined the two into a as small as possible package. The Pi is powered from the USB hub and the USB OTG port is connected to the hub, providing 4 ports for connectivity allowing to connect wifi/keyboard/mouse/bluetooth/...   All connection details for the wiring etc ... are available in a complete blog post on my website should you ...
Introduction Raspberry Pi Touch Screen WiPi Pi Camera Connecting the camera Enabling camera support Thermal Printer Connecting the printer Controlling the printer Kivy Project Code Build Demo   Introduction  I had a thermal printer for a while now, but never used it as part of a project. Recently, I purchased the new Raspberry Pi Touch Screen and decided to make a kind of photo booth. The touch screen would be used for the us ...
Introduction Video How-to Topic Prerequisites Arduino IDE Rapiro Sketch Correcting Servo Position   Introduction  This post is meant as a first how-to for Rapiro, the Raspberry Pi robot. The goal will be to start off with some simple topics and gradually move to more complex things. It will be a good opportunity for me to use my robot and try to discover its full potential, while getting feedback and/or requests from you.   Do you think that's a ...
Previous entries in this blog series: Pi Alarm System - Part 1: Project and components description Pi Alarm System - Part 2: Wireless sensors Pi Alarm System - Part 3: Control unit Pi Alarm System - Part 4: Almost there   Enclosure RF433 I2C Board Power and other pins Testing Demos Improvements Code     Enclosure  The dimensions of the enclosure were based on some rough estimations, now I had to make everything fit inside. I puzzled a bit, ...
Previous entries in this blog series: Pi Alarm System - Part 1: Project and components description Pi Alarm System - Part 2: Wireless sensors Pi Alarm System - Part 3: Control unit   Sensors Control Unit Pi NoIR Adafruit LCD and Keypad PiFace Digital Arduino UNO with GSM Shield Prototype board: ATtiny85 with RF433 Transmitter What's next ?   Sensors  In part 2 of this project, I prototyped two types of wireless sensors to be used with the ala ...
Previous entries in this blog series: Pi Alarm System - Part 1: Project and components description Pi Alarm System - Part 2: Wireless sensors   Pi NoIR Adafruit RGB LCD and Keypad Kit Assembly I2C Support Testing Programming the menus PiFace Digital Installation Testing Pi Rack Combining LCD/Keypad with PiFace Digital Next   I've finally been able to spend some time on the Pi Alarm project this weekend, so here's a progress update! ...
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 ...
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 ...

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