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The Raspberry Pi Zero is the cheapest of all the Pi variants, with the arrival of the new Zero – W WiFi version, if your project doesn’t require full size USB ports and Ethernet connections then the Pi zero can be a great choice. There are several companies that have developed Raspberry Pi Zero cases that both look great and can be used in a wide range of applications.
The Raspberry Pi can execute code written in a wide range of languages, given that the “Pi” in Raspberry Pi is a nod to the Python language itself and that it is a relatively easy to learn for the beginner, it’s a great place to start.
There is a wide variety of cases and enclosures available for the Raspberry Pi 3, it been out for a while now so quite a few companies have put there design departments to work coming up with cases that both look great and can be used in a wide range of applications.
Do you have a hobby or interest that you would like to share with the world? Then why not start your own blog. Let me begin by saying that I started this website to share information that I found useful and that I hoped others would find useful at the same time. I enjoy learning new things and this blog allows me to help people, get great ideas and engage in interesting conversations with others who also enjoy in the same thing.
Motion detection can be done quite easily by using the GPIO ports of the Raspberry Pi and a motion sensor. In this article I will show you how to connect a PIR (Passive Infra-Red) sensor to the Pi and we will also use one of the GPIO’s as an output to connect up a simple LED so that you can check to see that the whole setup is working.
The Pi Camera from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is a great little unit that connects directly to your Raspberry Pi via a ribbon cable to the dedicated CSI (Camera Serial Interface) located just behind the Ethernet port. The Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 is a high quality 8 megapixel
If writing software isn’t really your thing but you still want to create an interesting Internet of Things (IOT) project then using Cayenne and the Raspberry Pi is a great solution.
Whether you’re an experienced electronics enthusiast or just a beginner looking to learn about soldering, having a high quality soldering iron is the key to opening up a wide range of new projects with your Raspberry Pi.
Soldering is one of the skills that can really expand what you are able to do as an electronics hobbist and fortunately it not difficult to learn. By practicing some basic techniques you can open up a whole world of new projects.
Due to it’s popularity there are a wealth of Raspberry Pi books available for all levels,this book is written for the complete beginner, if you have heard good things about the Raspberry Pi
Interacting with electronic circuits is one of the great things you can do with the Raspberry Pi utilising it’s General Purpose Input Output (GPIO) ports. If you are new to making electronic circuits then you do need to be careful as it is possible
The Raspberry Pi foundation has recently released an upgrade to the User Interface (UI) for the Pi, it’s called PIXEL meaning “Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight”. The creator, Simon Long, says that this has been in the works for 2 years