Mainly in mobile applications, a static power supply is not always guaranteed or there is no outlet nearby. A Raspberry Pi battery pack or a mobile power supply is beneficial in many cases. In this tutorial, I want to show one way to operate the Pi using normal AA batteries or rechargeable batteries. Of course, […]
For some applications, such as games, a joystick can be useful or be even necessary. Since these usually work purely analogously, the signal has to be converted, which we do with the MCP3008 chip. Connecting and reading a joystick is shown in this tutorial.
A Raspberry Pi surveillance camera can be a cheap alternative to common variants like IP cameras. An ideal Raspberry Pi camera module represents normal webcams that can be used as well, connected via USB. This tutorial shows how to use a webcam with the help of the software fswebcam. In addition, I show different settings […]
It continues with the second part and the actual Traffic Light Circuit. Let’s take a look at the various Traffic Light Signals on Wikipedia. We want to recreate them at the push of a Button.
This tutorial is about a simple Traffic Light Circuit using the programmable GPIO Pins via Python. In the next tutorial, we will extend the circuit by a few functions (including an Input).
The most common form of 7-segment displays are “Common Cathode”, for which et al. the microchips MAX7219 and MAX7221 are intended. There are also “Common Anode”, which are usually a lot cheaper. However, these are not directly compatible with such a microchip. How it all works is shown in this tutorial. Anyone who wants to […]
In this tutorial, I want to show you how to set up and use a small infrared light barrier, which gives a signal as soon as the light barrier is interrupted. By traversing both photocells one behind the other, the speed can be measured.
Who has his Raspberry Pi running as a Server, etc., will quickly realize that the little giant can become very hot. To a certain extent, one can surely ignore this, but if the Pi is running day and night, you should pay attention to the temperature (especially in a housing). Since I also had this […]
For weather stations and similar projects, it is often important to determine the air pressure. How to determine the temperature and humidity with sensors has already been shown in previous tutorials. With the help of the barometer BMP180 the air pressure (in hPa / bar) can be determined via the I²C bus of the Raspberry […]
With the Raspberry Pi and some sensors, it is easy to measure the temperature without much effort. In addition, however, the humidity in certain situations or projects (such as a weather station) can be enlightening. Sensors such as the DHT11 and DHT22 are not only available for a few euros, but they can also measure […]
If you are looking for RGB LED strips, you will probably come across the WS2812 or the WS2801. These two LED strips are very different, but both can be controlled with the Raspberry Pi. After using the latter in a previous tutorial and using it in our Ambilight, this tutorial is about using the Raspberry […]