Electronics · python · raspberry pi

[FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!

Source: http://makezine.com/projects/raspberry-pi-potter-wand/ Make has a write-up on wand-control with a simple reflective wand… …it *was* broken.  Fixed it. Back in January when I first read the article I was so excited to try it, I ordered a bunch of parts, downloaded the Git, and then figured out it didn’t work. Not to worry though.  A fellow named… Continue reading [FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!

kids · linux · raspberry pi

Create accounts on a Raspberry PI -or- sharing a pi with your siblings.

(The Penguin is the Linux Mascot) Some background… Linux was built in a time in which a computer must be shared.  They were far too expensive to have one per user.  Additionally, each of those computer users needed a mechanism in which they don’t have to worry about what others on the machine were up… Continue reading Create accounts on a Raspberry PI -or- sharing a pi with your siblings.

kids · lessons · nodejs · programming · raspberry pi

Lessons on PI 6: Playing Audio on a Raspberry PI

There are lots of ways to get audio out of your little Raspberry PI.  The first, and easiest way to get started playing MP3 Files is this: omxplayer The PI Foundation Way The Raspberry PI foundation wrote up a little article to it here.  I wont repeat their advice, so if you want to just… Continue reading Lessons on PI 6: Playing Audio on a Raspberry PI

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Lessons on PI: Lesson 5 Make your PI Speak!

Computers that speak… There is something magical about making a computer speak.  I remember just getting started with them and my friends and I would attempt to convince the computer to say all manner of, ahem, interesting things.  None the less.  Getting early starters in on the fun is a great way to keep them interested.… Continue reading Lessons on PI: Lesson 5 Make your PI Speak!

nodejs · raspberry pi

Easily turn your PI3 into a Wifi Router!!! (Raspberry PI 3 as a Host AP – in code!)

How can the PI be a Wifi Access Point??? The Linksys hardware pictured above is synonymous with wifi routers.  Under the covers its just a dedicated Linux box and some fancy software.  Turns out your PI can be that “dedicated Linux box” piece.  In this post, we will cover turning your Raspberry PI into something… Continue reading Easily turn your PI3 into a Wifi Router!!! (Raspberry PI 3 as a Host AP – in code!)

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Lessons on PI – Lesson 2(cont.) A little programming…

What is programming? Programming is the process of recording knowledge or tasks into code.  Code like Python, or Javascript is a bridge “language” that allows humans to write their intent into formulas that a computer can then use like a recipe for action. Computers don’t get bored… In the previous lesson we used git to get some… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 2(cont.) A little programming…