Raspberry Pi board Test Jigs

Raspberry Pi board Test Jigs

Posted Sunday 21 December 2014 17:44 Page View Counter 53

Since starting to design and manufacturer our own Raspberry Pi expansion boards which we sell on www.abelectronics.co.uk we have found that the testing phase of the board production has always been very time consuming as we have always tested each...

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Banana Pi first tests

Banana Pi first tests

Posted Sunday 17 August 2014 21:47 Page View Counter 45

A few weeks ago I ordered a Banana Pi board from http://www.pidirect.org/products/banana-pi-0 who appear to be based in Ireland. The board arrived a couple of weeks later and after initially trying it with one of the test images from the lemaker.org...

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Off Grid Solar Changes

Off Grid Solar Changes

Posted Tuesday 15 July 2014 23:07 Page View Counter 40

Last week one of our 125Ah 12 volt batteries on our off grid solar system failed after only 20 months use since we purchased the battery. Batteries and Isolator Switches Install Complete Raspberry Pi datalogger For the past two...

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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Posted Monday 22 July 2013 18:22 Page View Counter 58

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past 12 months it has been running continuously uploading data from our sensors to our online reporting site at home.briandorey.com every minute. We are...

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Raspberry Pi GPIO Protection

Raspberry Pi GPIO Protection

Posted Saturday 06 July 2013 13:00 Page View Counter 107

After damaging the GPIO port on our raspberry pi while designing a new solar monitoring system we decided that it might be a good idea to build a buffer/level translator to protect the GPIO pins from over voltage and ESD spikes.  The board would...

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Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Posted Monday 10 June 2013 13:09 Page View Counter 89

I have now finished working on the mobile app for the Raspberry Pi controlled central heating controller. This is following from the www.briandorey.com/post/XBee-Central-Heating-Control-via-Raspberry-Pi blog post which detailed how the central heating...

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Raspberry Pi solar data logger after one year

Raspberry Pi solar data logger after one year

Posted Thursday 06 June 2013 22:43 Page View Counter 40

It has now been just over 12 months since we installed our Raspberry Pi solar data logger system on the house and it has been uploading temperature readings, battery voltage and current readings every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The huge...

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Raspberry Pi SD Card Socket Replacement

Raspberry Pi SD Card Socket Replacement

Posted Wednesday 15 May 2013 23:31 Page View Counter 32

Managed to break the SD card socket on one of my Raspberry Pi boards when fitting it in a PiBow case and found a replacement SD socket from Farnell for only £1.00 Filmed the repair tonight and added to YouTube so other people who have broken their...

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New Raspberry Pi Analogue to Digital converter

New Raspberry Pi Analogue to Digital converter

Posted Tuesday 20 November 2012 23:15 Page View Counter 53

Following feedback and supply problems with the 16 bit ADC chip we had been using on our popular ADC Pi board which we sell on www.abelectronics.co.uk we have been working on a new version of the ADC board and we have now launched version 2 of the ADC...

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ADC Pi Raspberry Pi I2C Analog to Digital Converter boards available to buy online

ADC Pi Raspberry Pi I2C Analog to Digital Converter boards available to buy online

Posted Friday 14 September 2012 00:31 Page View Counter 214

Update April 2015 Since the launch of this first ADC board for the Raspberry Pi it has been replaced with the ADC Pi Plus and ADC Pi Zero models and we have also mde variants of the ADC board with a ADC Differential Pi which is a 8 channel 18...

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