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Month: March 2015

Academic Roundup

Academic Roundup

Summary – it’s getting closer So far, there has been 15 of 20 posts that have stayed on topic with the goals defined at the beginning of this years studies.  I’ve managed to release at least 3 posts per month that covered the intended material.  Here’s a list of those topics based on grouping. Raspberry Pi Specific Raspberry Pi – The basics Command and control as easy as RPi RPi email using sSMTP RPi Backup and Restore Hardware Selecting an…

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Spring Heartbreak

Spring Heartbreak

RPi Dashcam Here’s a step by step using raspivid, super simple. RPi Bluetooth and WiFi I found it much easier to just use a USB adapter Edimax EW-7811Un, these instructions make it look easier than what I experienced with Adafruits “Ourlink” adapters.  I think my new AP doesn’t support the Ourlink band, so I had a sourlink. Here’s one from Plugable. BLE Revisited Bluetooth basic tutorial – from Sparkfun BC118 BLE Mate 2 Hookup Guide – from Sparkfun…don’t get too…

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SimpleCV on the RPi

SimpleCV on the RPi

Introduction – keep your eye on the ball What is CV, or Computer Vision?  A search online will give you a definition, “Computer vision is a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and, in general, high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce numerical or symbolic information, e.g., in the forms of decisions…” Basically, it is using any image sensor to influence the action of a computer.  There are some fundamental sensors that…

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XBee, Arduino, and RPi

XBee, Arduino, and RPi

Introduction – over the garden wall In mid July of 2014, I had posted about a new version of RPi and XBee.  In this post will cover XBee wireless technology.  We will also cover how XBee can be used to link sensors to the RPi.  Next, we go through linking the Arduino to the RPi.  In reminiscence, a newer offering of the RPi has just been made available to the public.  I may do a brief overview of the new features,…

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