Monthly Archives: January 2014

Opto-pi: Raspberry Pi Opto-Isolator Board    Send article as PDF   
I have just backed this project on Kickstarter, and feel that if you are a Raspberry Pi owners looking to use higher voltages with your mini PC, then you might be interested in this new opto-isolator board called the Opto-pi which has been specifically designed to be used with the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC.

First Look at the Raspberry Pi Camera with CS Mount Lens

Raspberry PI Camera    Send article as PDF   
Back at the end of December 2013 I discovered and purchased a Raspberry Pi Camera Board with a CS Mount Lens already fitted and is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s preferred operating system. The ArduCAM Group have released an add-on camera module for Raspberry Pi which is fully compatible with official one. The camera duly turned up a fortnight later in a small box which had been packed with great care. I finally organised myself to check the Raspberry Pi Camera module a few days ago.

Set-Up the Initial Software Configuration for the BrickPi

Raspi Forklift    Send article as PDF   
The BrickPi is an add-on board from Dexter Industries that gives your Raspberry Pi LEGO® Mindstorms NXT Compatibility. The BrickPi helps you connect LEGO® Mindstorms sensors, motors, and parts to easily turn your credit card size computer into a powerful robot.

Bricktronics Megashield Kit for NXT Motors & Sensors

Bricktronics Shield    Send article as PDF   
Want too build awesome robotic contraptions using LEGO Mindstorms NXT motors and sensors and your Arduino Mega? Well now thanks to the boys at Bricktronics, you can with there Bricktronics Megashield Kit.

LEGO Technic Planetary Geared, Drive Assembly    Send article as PDF   

Introduction to Planetary Gearsets & Gear Ratios:

Any planetary gearset has three main components:

  • The sun gear
  • The planet gears and the planet gears’ carrier
  • The ring gear

LEGO Megafactory

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It’s one of the most popular construction toys in the world. In the age of unprecedented competition for children’s attention from videogames to TVs, to countless activities, they still spend over 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks. But building simple modular toys with interlocking bricks is a lot more complex than it seems. 

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