Exeter Pi Jam – October 2017

  Spent this morning up at Exeter Library for the Raspberry Pi jam run by 2.times do.  This month was really busy with lots of Pi’s, robots and other projects, learning and hacking going on. There is now an interactive art exhibit outside the Rougemont room  a sort of musical instrument / technology combination.  This…

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Experimenting with irc bots

  The November issue of Linux voice (soon to be integrated with Linux Magazine) had a tutorial on creating a simple IRC bot.  (ircbot1.py) I have been experimenting with this and have put the code on github various irc chat botshttps://github.com/zleap/irc_bots1 forks.0 stars.0 open issues.Recent commits: add comments re webcam, paul Sutton Merge branch 'master'…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 21

  I have now built a plant moisture monitor from project 8 in the Arduino project handbook.   I still need to do some finer calibration but it works. If you have the book, the project is on page 58/59.  The code can be downloaded from https://arduinohandbook.wordpress.com/projects/8-plant-monitor/ The full code from the book is now…

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Adventures with Arduino Part 18

adventures in arduino part 18 Further to the halloween project I decided to experiment further with the PWM features of the Nano Board.  First task was to look up which pins support PWM http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=79842.0 So from this: “PWM: 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11. I loaded up the fade program from the example code…

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ToriOS Daily Build 1

Anyone following this blog will know that I am involved with ToriOS.  ToriOS is a GNU / Linux based system designed for low power and low memory systems, hence support for non-PAE hardware. ToriOS is currently in the late stages of development, and we would like more testers for the daily build iso files. More…

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