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GPIO control using Python

The RPi.GPIO Python library allows you to easily configure and read-write the input/output pins on the Pi’s GPIO header within a Python script. Thankfully this library is now including in the standard Raspbian image available from the… 299 more words

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Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope

The PiKon telescope is a DIY astro-camera you can easily build at home, based on two disruptive technologies: 3D printing and Raspberry Pi cameras. Andy Kirby and I started it as a project for Sheffield University’s “Festival of the Mind” in September 2014 (with much duct tape and over-engineering!). 21 more words


DIY Smart Home Device Means No More Fumbling in the Dark

Smart home tech is on the rise, but cost or lack of specific functionality may give pause to prospective buyers.  opted to design their own system using a… 165 more words

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Binary Releases

I decided to start making binary releases available for everyone to download.

Here’s the first one – the GS and the brain binaries:


I’ll write a new post later today or tomorrow about the install steps and how to get it working. 33 more words


Installing Docker on a Raspberry Pi 2

Apart from using pre-installed Hypriot images, here is a quick way to get docker installed and on a Raspberry Pi 2 running Wheezy.

First download the Debian package to a temporary location… 139 more words

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Hackaday Prize Entry: A Cheap Robotic Microscope

The microscope is one of the most useful instruments for the biological sciences, but they are expensive. Lucky for us, a factory in China can turn out webcams and plastic lenses and sell them for pennies. 185 more words

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Silkopter FC

Finally, after some DHL delivery trouble the boards arrived:

After watching a few tutorials I immediately tried soldering the most difficult part – the MPU9250 chip. 489 more words