Setting up Home Assistant on Raspbian Jessie Lite with I2C

Setting up Home Assistant on Raspbian Jessie Lite with I2C

Posted Thursday 10 August 2017 18:29 Page View Counter 82

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3 which can run on the Raspberry Pi to interface and control may of the internet of things (IOT) devices available from different manufacturers. I was first told about...

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Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 3

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 3

Posted Friday 02 June 2017 14:56 Page View Counter 136

This is the third and final part of a three-part series on designing and building a barcode scanner using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1 Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2 In the previous...

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Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2

Posted Sunday 23 April 2017 21:19 Page View Counter 124

This is the second part in an ongoing project to build a wireless barcode scanner based on the Raspberry Pi Zero. View part one here: Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1 and part three here: Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode...

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Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

Posted Saturday 04 March 2017 13:54 Page View Counter 1181

With the release of the new Raspberry Pi Zero earlier this week we ordered one from The Pi Hut to use with our expansion boards (they all work without any problems) and one from Pimoroni to use with our barcode scanner project. The new Raspberry...

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Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1

Posted Sunday 15 January 2017 18:44 Page View Counter 147

This blog post is part one of a new project we have been working on in our spare time for the past few weeks, a new Raspberry Pi Zero based wireless barcode scanner with a touch screen interface. Part Two of the project is at http://www.briandorey.com/post/Raspberry-Pi-Zero-Handheld-Barcode-Scanner-Part-2 and...

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Raspberry Pi 3 UART Boot Overlay Part Two

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Boot Overlay Part Two

Posted Monday 14 March 2016 23:03 Page View Counter 542

Updated on 19th March 2016 for new Raspbian Jessie release changes. Following on from the previous post about the Raspberry Pi 3 UART overlay workaround there is now a new solution to enable the serial console and serial port on the GPIO pins which...

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Raspberry Pi 3 UART Overlay Workaround

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Overlay Workaround

Posted Monday 07 March 2016 12:41 Page View Counter 585

Update: 19th March 2016 There is now a new Raspbian Jessie release dated 2016-03-18 which no longer works with this UART workaround. There is a new post at http://www.briandorey.com/post/Raspberry-Pi-3-UART-Boot-Overlay-Part-Two which shows...

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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Posted Monday 30 November 2015 19:54 Page View Counter 169

Three years ago we designed a solar data logger based on a Raspberry Pi which monitored the solar heating and PV system in the house as well as measuring the amount of energy we were using.  This system has served us well but over time we have...

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Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

Posted Wednesday 11 November 2015 21:12 Page View Counter 56

Since we solved the RF interference problems http://www.briandorey.com/post/mastervolt-soladin-rf-filtering with our Mastervolt Soladin 600 mains inverter we had planned to use the data port to link to our Raspberry Pi based home data logger...

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Windows 10 IOT Libraries for Raspberry Pi

Windows 10 IOT Libraries for Raspberry Pi

Posted Monday 15 June 2015 23:01 Page View Counter 50

Since the announcement that Windows 10 IOT was being released to use on the Raspberry Pi model 2 we have been experimenting with the platform and Andrew has been busy converting the Python 2 and 3 libraries he had written for the Raspberry Pi for...

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