Posts Tagged ‘Raspberry Pi’

New Raspberry Pi Microcontroller!

From the creators of the low cost single board computer, comes a new low cost microcontroller! The Raspberry Pi Pico is a new microcontroller class product just released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The board is based on Raspberry Pi’s own in-house designed microcontroller and features all of the normal things you expect to find on a microcontroller.


The Raspberry Pi 4 – 8GB

We all knew it was coming at some point, but despite 2020’s best efforts, the Raspberry Pi 4 8GB is now available for pre-order. Its funny to think, just a year ago, the most powerful Pi on the market had 8 times less memory.

Aside from the fancy new RAM chip and a relocation of a few on-board components, this version of the Raspberry Pi 4 is otherwise the same.


New Tutorial: Raspberry Pi Irrigation – Part 3

Part three of our Raspberry Pi Irrigation tutorial is now up! In this tutorial we are going to figure out how to write a program that will run our sprinklers, monitor a few of our sensors, and email us once it has finished running. We will also figure out how to schedule this program so it only runs when we want it to – what good would a sprinkler system be if it can’t follow your watering schedule!


New Tutorial: Raspberry Pi

Part two of our Raspberry Pi Irrigation tutorial is now up! In this tutorial we will boot up the Raspberry Pi, do some initial configuration of the Raspbian operating system, and install Python libraries for a few of the sensors. Next, we will write some basic Python code to read and display the data from each of the sensors and trigger each solenoid driver to make sure everything is working as it should!


Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day! Well – no new Raspberry Pi 4 from the Pi Foundation this year, but we kind of expected that based on interviews over the past month. However, we do have a Raspberry Pi announcement of our own! Just in time for Pi Day (and Spring) we have a brand new Raspberry Pi Add-on Board!


Raspberry Pi Weather Station Tutorial – Part 4

The fourth and final part of our Raspberry Pi Weather Station Tutorial is now up! In this section of the tutorial we address how to start the weather station code as soon as the Raspberry Pi boots up, how to keep the electronics safe from the elements outside, and where to locate the station to get reasonably accurate results.