Tag Archives: Raspberry Pi

How to Set Up a Raspberry Pi FTP Server

NewImage-169

This tutorial will guide you through the process of installing an FTP server on Raspberry Pi. Check it out:

For uploading files on a Raspberry Pi you should install a FTP server. Such a server is very useful if you use your Pi as a web server or even if you want to have a network storage, which can also be accessed outside of your network if an DNS server is installed.

However this tutorial is not only for web server but can also be used for easy file transfer between Raspberry Pi and your PC.

How to Set Up a Raspberry Pi FTP Server – [Link]

Raspberry Pi Clever airplane tracker

flyover-nighttime

Jeremy B. Merrill lives near the LaGuardia airport and a lot of planes fly over his house all day long, so he decided to build a LED display showing the departure airport of the airplane that’s flying overhead. For that reason he used a Raspberry Pi, a Software-Defined Radio antenna and open source software that collects and decodes special airplane data, such as location, altitude, registration number etc.

Passenger jets reportedly collect one terabyte of data about themselves per flight. Of that terabyte, most airliners broadcast a tiny portion, unecrypted, over the air, via radio systems called ADS-B and Mode S. Every few seconds, they announce their location, altitude, registration number and – usually – the flight number.

Dump1090 is a program that listens to those broadcasts. Its web interface shows each plane’s precise location and path. I can pick up just about any plane within line of sight of my north-facing window in Prospect Heights. I can “see” planes well into Connecticut or Rockland County, but if the plane shows up even over Prospect Park, I often can’t detect it.

Raspberry Pi Clever airplane tracker – [Link]

Home energy monitoring using Nucleo and Raspberry Pi

1

TSalwach @ github.com build a 3-phase home power meter system. A STM32F072RB MCU on Nucleo evaluation board make measurements and Raspberry Pi 1 collects data and share via web interface.

I want to have real time power measurement of my home in my smartphone. I’ve got one some long time ago, it was counting time between pulses on energy meter. It was sufficient, but when I upgraded my home to three phase AC I thought it would be nice to have some new gadget, so I’ve built one.

Home energy monitoring using Nucleo and Raspberry Pi – [Link]

 

Building a piCentr home media center

FDILV6LII3H879T.MEDIUM

mjrice @ instructables.com shows us how to build a Raspberry Pi home media center. The layout of the enclosure is meant to keep all cabling tidy and inside out of view, with accessible ports for everything you need.

A 3D printed internal chassis is part of the design, which holds the Pi 2 and up to two 2.5” HDDs, and is specially suited to use with the Western Digital pidrive. Remote control of the appliance is supported by installing a FLIRC USB device and the remote of your choice. The design also sports a power-wake button and a cooling fan.

Building a piCentr home media center – [Link]

Setting Up Python web server for Raspberry Pi

PiHttpServer-2

Sankar Cheppali will show us how to setup a python based web server to serve simple html pages to the clients using Raspberry Pi.

Serving web pages from embedded devices is not easy task as embedded devices have limitations in processing power , memory available etc. But with Raspberry Pi this task becomes very easy. We have lot of packages, programming platforms and libraries to chose from because pi is from Linux family.

Setting Up Python web server for Raspberry Pi – [Link]

Raspberry Pi Tutorial: Create your own GUI with TkInter and Python

educ8s.tv shows us how to build a graphical user interface on Raspberry Pi using TkInter and Python.

Having a Graphical User Interface (GUI) on a touch screen makes controlling your Raspberry Pi so much easier. With Python and TkInter one can develop his own GUI very easily. In this video we are going to see how to achieve that.

The project we are building today is very simple but very useful. As you can see I am using an application that I have developed to turn on or off the LED simply by touching an on screen button. In this video we are going to see how to develop an application like this, and as you are going to find out, it is extremely easy!
The hardware setup of today’s project is this. I am using a Raspberry Pi A+ but you can use any Raspberry Pi you want that has 40 GPIO pins. I am also using a 5 Inch touch display from Waveshare. I have prepared a detailed tutorial on that display few weeks ago, you can check it out. If you don’t have a touch display, the Graphical User Interface we are developing will work fine with a mouse as well.

Raspberry Pi Tutorial: Create your own GUI with TkInter and Python – [Link]

Raspberry Pi Zero Information Display

IMG_0477-950x713

Frederick @ frederickvandenbosch.be has build an Internet connected OLED display using Raspberry Pi Zero module.

After last week’s Pi Zero mod, I thought I’d try a slightly more useful project. Using an Adafruit OLED display, two push buttons, a wifi dongle and a Pi Zero, I made an internet connected information display. The information could be anything: time and date, weather, social media status, etc … The two push buttons are used to cycle through the data and trigger certain actions.

Raspberry Pi Zero Information Display – [Link]

Universal shield for popular platforms Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Intel Edison

DSC_0539_01-750x330

Modulowo DuoNect™ is a universal solution for rapid prototyping and production that allows easy connection of expansion modules, such as sensors, controllers, buttons, analog and digital IC, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi (and more) for platforms, such as, Intel® Edison, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Genuino, STM32 Nucleo, TI LaunchPad, Atmel Xplained or Freescale Freedom / Kinetis.

Specifications:

  • standard pinout including the power pins, UART, I2C (TWI), SPI, 1-Wire, digital and analog pins
  • width (~ 25.6 mm, 1010 mils)
  • 3.3V/5V logic levels tolerant
  • compatibility with breadboard
  • possibility of installing a identification chip
  • can be installed directly on adapters by castellated holes or by pin headers

Universal shield for popular platforms Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Intel Edison – [Link]

Raspberry Pi Tutorial: Camera Module easy tutorial on a Raspberry Pi A+

Using the camera module with Raspberry Pi is great fun. If you want to add camera capabilities to your Raspberry Pi projects this tutorial is for you!

When I first received my Raspberry Pi, about a month ago, the first thing I wanted to have was this camera module. I have a passion for photography and from the moment I saw this module I came up with many project ideas. It is an impressive little device, it has a resolution of 5Mp for still images and it can record FULL HD video at 30 FPS.

Raspberry Pi Tutorial: Camera Module easy tutorial on a Raspberry Pi A+ – [Link]

Build a Wireless Water Meter for Your Home

NewImage13

David Schneider @ spectrum.ieee.org shows us how to watch over your water usage using an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi. He writes:

California, where I once lived, is in the midst of a severe drought. Thankfully, I now reside in North Carolina, a much wetter state. But even here there have been years when water was in short supply and people were asked to conserve.

Build a Wireless Water Meter for Your Home – [Link]