Tag Archives: Raspberry Pi Projects

Latest Touch Display for the Raspberry Pi

Those who were on the lookout for a proper touch display for their single board computer, the Raspberry Pi or RBPi can now rest easy. The official RBPi touch display is on sale at several stores and others will be receiving stock very soon. Users of RBPi models such as Rev 2.1, B+, A+ and Pi 2 can now use the simple embeddable display, instead of having to hook it up to a TV or a monitor. Watch the You-Tube video demonstration for a better understanding. The new official touch display for the Read more [...]

Make Your Raspberry Pi Follow Walls

The versatile single board computer, the Raspberry Pi or RBPi, makes an excellent base for an autonomous bot using a rover 5 platform. The bot uses custom laser range finders for basic wall following. It features speed control of each track, regulated by PID using feedback from its quadrature encoders, giving it the ability of directional control. The basic features are explained below. Batteries power the bot, feeding two separate switching mode regulators. One supplies power to the motors via Read more [...]

A New Raspbian for your Raspberry Pi

Your single board computer, the Raspberry Pi or RBPi runs an operating system, or more specifically a Linux OS. Keeping true to its form, the Linux OS comes in umpteen flavors and you can choose and pick the one most suitable to your purpose. Operating Systems are built for the processor in the system, and the most popular so far are the Intel family of processors. Since SBCs generally use the ARM family of processors, a special version of the Linux OS is available for them. Of the many versions Read more [...]

PIXY: Versatile CAM for Your Raspberry Pi

If you are looking for a small, fast, low-cost, easy-to-use, and readily available vision system for your Raspberry Pi or RBPi, then the Pixy can be a great choice. Pixy or CMUCam5 is somewhat more than a normal camera that you may have used so far for your single board computer. It comes with several features not available on most camera systems. First, Pixy is versatile – use it for all kinds of projects. Along with the hardware, you will receive all kinds of information – PCB layout, bill Read more [...]

Expand the Ports of your Raspberry Pi

The ubiquitous single board computer, the Raspberry Pi, or the RBPi, as it is fondly called by its users, is rich in General Purpose Input Output or GPIO pins. These are lined up on the board in two rows of 13 easily accessible pins, totaling 26 of which 17 are GPIO pins, the others being either power or ground pins. GPIO pins provide a physical interface between the RBPi and the external world. Speaking plainly, these act as switches that the user can turn on or off as inputs or the RBPi can Read more [...]

Cool your Raspberry Pi with PiCoolFan

Applications for the single board computer, the Raspberry Pi or RBPi are exponentially increasing and there is a great demand on the RBPI for extending its performance to the limits. While users try to push their RBPi to achieve higher results with overclocking, this may result in SBC frying itself, unless the CPU temperature is kept in check. To enable complete control over the CPU temperature, an advanced cooling fan system is available – PiCoolFan. On the bonus side, the system also includes Read more [...]

Raspberry Pi Can Keep Your Plants Happy

Those who like indoor plants know how important it is to maintain a proper atmosphere for the plants to grow happily. Only a few parameters are important – air humidity, air temperature and soil moisture apart from adequate sunshine. However, it is rare for people to be able to monitor the health and well-being of their flora personally, given the busy schedules. That is where a single board computer such as the Raspberry Pi or RBPi can help. Being flexible in setting up and connecting to the Read more [...]

Keep Your Fish Happy with a Raspberry Pi

People who keep fish in aquariums at home know it is important to feed them timely and to keep their habitat clean. Trouble starts when the owner has to leave home for a few days and cannot find a knowledgeable caretaker to take care of the pets. Cabe Atwell tried to solve the problem he faced in an ingenious way - by using the power of the Internet. Cabe had an automatic fish feeder, but he also enlisted the services of a friend to keep an eye on her goldfish, the friend was not sure of what Read more [...]

Incubating Eggs with a Raspberry Pi

Incubating eggs is a process best left to the mother bird alone or sometimes the father bird. That is because nature has programmed them for applying the appropriate temperature profile necessary to hatch their eggs successfully. However, this vital information is no longer the sole proprietary knowledge of the birds alone. Humans, at least those who rear chicken, probably know as much. Hens incubate their eggs by sitting on them and instinctively controlling several factors, mainly the temperature Read more [...]

Get 37 Sensors for Your Raspberry Pi

If you have a bunch of school kids rearing to have a go at the most popular single board computer, the Raspberry Pi or RBPi, then this 37-sensor kit is something that can keep them happy for hours on end. Fans of the open source RBPi will relish the different kinds of experiments they can try out with the funny and completed modules in this new kit. The modules in the kit connect to your RBPi and send it all kinds of different signals from the physical world. Using these modules by connecting Read more [...]