Lately I've been working on a handful of projects using the Raspberry Pi and its general purpose input/output pins. One of the great things about the Pi is how easy it is to interface with the physical world using GPIO. As one of my projects experienced some growing pains, I stumbled across a very handy feature in the RPi.GPIO Python library that I wished I had found earlier.Read More
Finally got my hands on a BeagleBone Black the other day. Now all I need to do is figure out what my next project will be.
Continuing the trend of naming my Raspberry Pi projects after ships from Red Dwarf, this is Nova 5. It uses a PIR motion sensor with a luminosity sensor and will automatically turn on the lights (Phillips HUE) in my apartment if it's dark enough. Up front is a DigiSpark with an RGB LED shield that is used to indicate status if something fails since this unit runs headless on my home wifi network.
You can check out all the code for the project on Github: https://github.com/projectweekend/Pi-Nova-5
As I started my short commute from West Loop to River North yesterday morning, I couldn't help but notice the sun peaking through the buildings. I had to get a picture.
I just realized that it's been a couple weeks since my last post. I thought it fair to at least mention what has been keeping me so busy. I've been neck deep in three related projects using the Raspberry Pi, and loving every minute of itRead More