Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Lesson 13. Power Control @ The Adafruit Learning System. Control 110V devices from your Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi can make a great home automation controller. But to be really useful, it needs to be able to turn electrical appliances and lights on and off. That means it needs to be able [...]
Alex Eames from RasPi.tv has really outdone himself this time: he’s using a Wiimote and a Gertboard to make his Pi control a splendid array of motors and solenoids, complete with little flags and metal teacups that go ping. More flap-whizz-ding-vroom to your elbow, Alex. This is one of the best Gertboard demos I’ve seen so far. You can read more at RasPi.tv.
Gertboard is, of course, produced by Gert van Loo, one of the volunteer engineers who has given a huge amount of his spare time in doing Pi work over the ...
Eben is doing some work on the west coast of the US until Wednesday, then he’s at a loose end before flying out to NYC on Saturday morning. He’s decided he’d like to fill those two days visiting bits of the country we’ve not been to before with Raspberry Pi, so we’re looking for folks at hackspaces who might want him to drop by to give a talk on one of those days.
If you’re a member of a hackspace somewhere we’ve not passed through before – somewhere on the top and bottom edges of the country, or in the ...
Raspberry Pi Model A first impressions and photos, from RasPi: I was keeping an eye on the RS and Farnell sites on Monday morning because I’d heard a ‘reliable whisper’ that the model A was launching this week. I didn’t know what day, but I figured it might be Monday. No sign of anything early [...]
This great timelapse controller takes advantage of the USB port on a Raspberry Pi and is a great demo of our LCD plate! From David Singleton: A few weeks ago, I found this beautiful video on Youtube – a timelapse video of stars and the Milky Way. Seeing the stars appear to rotate overhead (due [...]
A great how to for putting together our Adafruit Raspberry Pi VESA mount kits, from BJ Dodenbier. IT expert demonstrates how to mount the VESA mount for the Raspberry Pi, it’s made by a company called Adafruit Industries. It is sometimes referred to by it’s product ID, 986. They run about $10 currently. Here’s a [...]
Very, very handy guide to the RasPi status LEDs, from RaspberryPi Spy: All Raspberry Pi boards have status LEDs positioned in one corner next to the 3.5mm audio jack and USB port(s). The Model B has five status LEDs whereas the Model A has two. The Model A has PCB labels for all the LEDs [...]
Network Enabled ShapeOko CNC Uses Raspberry Pi and Alamode, from MAKE: Anyone familiar with CNC routers knows they generate a lot of dust. Most machines also require a dedicated computer to run them, which usually gets filled with that dust. Kevin Osborn from Wyolum got tired of this never ending cycle and used a Raspberry [...]
Exciting news from the Crash Space “PD Patching Circle” — Pure Data running well on a Raspberry Pi! From Theron at Crash Space: You wouldn’t necessarily think that a $35 computer was a good choice for running the audio-focused visual programming language Pure Data, but it turns out to work really well. We got a [...]