Raspberry PI: Connecting a Neo-6M  GPS Module

I built a project using a Neo-6M  GPS Module with the Raspberry PI. Now there are several USB solutions, and apps that work with them, but I wanted to show how to use a $20 GPS module with a a serial UART, and Python code to decode the NMEA strings. Then you can write your own GPS interface, or combine the data with Google Maps.

Hardware Setup:

The first step is to connect the GPS module to the Raspberry PI. There are only 4 wires involved, so it’s a simple connection.Read More

Enable 1-Wire Interface on the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has a 1-wire bus which can be enabled on GPIO4. It provides low-speed data, signaling, and power over a single conductor.  This is commonly used on the Pi to connect low-cost sensors devices such as the DS18B20 temperature sensor.
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Install MotionEyeOS on Raspberry Pi

Do you want to turn your Raspberry Pi into a surveillance camera system? The best way to do it is using MotionEyeOS. In this post we’ll show you how to get started with MotionEyeOS on your Raspberry Pi.

What is MotionEyeOS?

MotionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns your single-board computer into a video serveillance system. The MotionEyeOS supports the following devices:

  • Raspberry Pi (all versions);
  • Banana Pi;
  • Odroid C1/C1+, Odroid C2, Odroid XU4;
  • Pine A64/A64+.

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Raspberry Pi Board Version & Revision Number

Each variant of the Raspberry Pi has a different Pi Revision Number. There have now been a number of revisions to the Raspberry Pi PCB so the device you have in front of you could be one of a number of variants. The changes include mounting holes, modifications to the power supply circuitry, different GPIO headers and varying numbers of USB ports. The Pi 2 and Pi 3 introduced new CPUs and additional memory.

Finding your Pi Revision Number is a useful technique to identify what model of Pi you have and, in some cases, where it was manufactured.Read More

Streaming Video with the Raspberry Pi Zero W & Pi Camera

I needed a really tiny yet cheap camera so I thought of the Raspberry Pi Camera module. The Version 2 Camera Module does 8MP with good quality, although a 5MP  IR-Cut Camera better suited my needs.

About the IR-CUT Camera

The IR-CUT Camera works on Normal Mode by default. There are two ways to toggle between Normal Mode and Night-vision Mode.

1. By editing the config.txt file:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

and append:

disable_camera_led=1

exit with save and restart your Pi then the camera will work on Night-vision Mode.Read More

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