Category Archives: Tutorial

Getting your Pi set up for WiFi

Setting up WiFi The small size of the Raspberry Pi unchains it from a desk; Power it with batteries and it can roam cable free! Add WiFi and it can be deployed anywhere. Setting up WiFi on a Raspberry Pi is as simple as creating a file on the SD card, these steps will allow a new system to connect effortlessly to your own network, perfect for headless setups/robots/quick testing…. Read Article →

Assembling the RTk.GPIO Case

Assembling the RTk.GPIO Acrylic Case The RTk.GPIO is a pin compatible Raspberry Pi GPIO header that can be connected to any USB capable computer to emulate the functions of the Raspberry Pi – Without the need for a Raspberry Pi (but can be used on one!). The project started life successfully on Kickstarter to get off the ground, and now in full production. Check all the pieces To assemble the… Read Article →

Assembling the GPIO Splitter

Assembling the GPIO Splitter The GPIO splitter is a HAT sized extension to the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins, enabling debugging, prototyping or extending a project. The GPIO Splitter has labels for the BCM numbering, and board numbering. Check all the pieces To assemble the case, you will find: 1x PCB 1x Female header 1x Box male header 1x Male header Soldering Iron Preparation Check the placement of the headers, as… Read Article →

Assembling the Word Clock

Assembling the Word Clock Check all the pieces In the word clock kit, there should be the following: 3x acrylic face plates 4x acrylic sides 1x acrylic back plate 1x baffle layer 1x LED matrix holder 1x acrylic middle layer 1x 8×8 LED matrix + header 3x jumper cables 9x M3 bolts 9x M3 nuts 4x M2.5 bolts 4x M2.5 nuts What else is needed? Soldering iron + solder wire… Read Article →

Assembling PiZero case

Assembling the Raspberry Pi Zero Acrylic Case The Raspberry Pi Zero is a miniature version of the ever popular Raspberry Pi, created to establish the $5 computer. Since its release, a miniaturised CSI camera port was added, as well as software for USB on the go support making it a very powerful tool. Check all the pieces To assemble the case, you will find: 1x Top layer 1x Bottom layer… Read Article →

Soldering the M590 GSM/GPRS Module

The M590 module is a small and very compact module that is perfect for hiding away and providing feedback over SMS, or acting upon a phone call or text message containing a specific code. The module power itself is 5v, but the logic over the Transmit and Receive lines are 3.3v. Although perfect for a similar logic device such as a Raspberry Pi, a logic leveller such as a MAX232… Read Article →

Create Traffic Lights in Python

Introduction We are now going to look at controlling the outside world using your Raspberry Pi. There are lots of things a Raspberry Pi can control, such as lights, motors and buzzers. For this we are going to use a Pibrella add on, as it has everything we need on a little board that fits snugly on top of the GPIO pins. Using the Python language we will control the… Read Article →

Create a Reaction Timer in Python

Introduction Let us make our first game that tests your reflexes, a Reaction Timer. The aim of the game is to press the button as fast as you can once you hear the tone. The buzzer will sound after a randomly number of seconds so there will be no cheating, and your time will be displayed on the screen. Challenge your friends to see who can get the fastest time!… Read Article →