DRAFT********** TBC Tuesday 4th December A simple guide to connecting WS2812B strips to a Raspberry Pi You can control a strip of individually controllable RGB LEDs using a Raspberry Pi. The lights The lights are called WS2812B. Adafruit calls them Neopixels. They are individually controllable red, green, blue lights. Here is a strip … Continue reading Christmas Lights on the Raspberry Pi
Pimoroni are selling very cute flashing badges in a range called Bareables (get it??). You can wear them as a badge that flashes a number of patterns or connect it to a motion or light sensor. After buying one and showing it off on Twitter the conversation quickly turned to how we could hack it. … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Phil Underwood hacking the Bareables Badge
This is just a really quick blog post about how I created the virtual reality controlled camera... it's not a full guide, I'll update it soon! Hardware: A raspberry pi A pan tilt hat A raspberry pi camera A smartphone that has a tilt sensor and can access thternet A virtual reality headset (can be … Continue reading Make: Virtual Reality Controlled Camera
In my previous post I described by online solution to planning in our house: https://lorrainbow.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/make-ordering-chaos/ This post is about the hardware side of the project. The Adafruit RGB Pixel Grid and the Adafruit Tiny Thermal Receipt Printer FAIL - First Attempt In Learning This has been a long hard journey! Some major problems: The pixel … Continue reading MAKE: PROJECT HANOVER – Let there be light
My husband and I both work part time on different days. We have two young boys. My husband works the same days each week but different hours. We live 30 minutes from the nearest big shop, 10 minutes from our son's school, 15 minutes from our other son's nursery, 30 minutes from my work and … Continue reading Make: Ordering chaos – project Hanover
My stair lights project was featured in the Raspberry Pi's official magazine the MagPi. I wrote a 2 page tutorial based on my blog post. It's on page 48 https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi58.pdf and check out a picture of my photo frame on page 85!
What? The Raspberry Pi Message Frame is a pair of photo frames that can record, send, receive and play audio messages between each other. The frames can be anywhere in the world once they are connected to the Internet. In the background the messages are sent and received over email. Scroll to the very end of … Continue reading Make: Raspberry Pi Message Frame