Monthly Archives: October 2014

Using 16-Channel I2C, Servo Module with Raspberry Pi

Servo Board
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You want to make a cool robot, maybe a hexapod walker, or in my case I want to use 9g Micro Servos to switch the points on my LEGO Train Layout I’m constructing. Or maybe you want to drive a lot of LEDs with precise PWM output. Then you realize that your Raspberry Pi only has a single PWM output on GPIO-18! What now?

New A+ Model Raspberry Pi and Touch Screen LCD Announced…    Send article as PDF   
It’s time to get excited all you Raspberry Pi enthusiasts as pretty soon, you’ll be able to pick-up an official touch screen to connect to your Raspberry Pi. Plus, a beefier new Raspberry Pi Model A+ is incoming, according to Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd. Upton made the announcements during a recent interview at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London.

Waveshare DVK512 Expansion Board for Raspberry Pi B+

 Waveshare DVK512
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Whilst searching, I came across the Waveshare DVK512 Expansion Board suitable for both Raspberry Pi B+ and Banana Pro. The Waveshare DVK512 Expansion Board comes equipped is 4x user defined buttons and LEDs, plus interfaces sockets for add-on Modules of almost any type you can think of.

Using a PS2 Dualshock Controller with Raspberry Pi    Send article as PDF   
I have spent the weekend experimenting with my Raspberry Pi’s. One challenge I set myself was to get a Sony PS2 Dualshock Controller working with Raspberry Pi. The main reason for this, was to allow me to control a BrickPi Robot without using a Mindsensors PS2 Controller Adapter connected to the Brick Pi. This leaves access to the maximum number of four NXT Sensor Ports on the BrickPi Board.

Raspberry (Banana) Pi to PC using a Serial Connection

USB-to-serial Console Cable
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Using a Connection via a Serial Port is a low-level way to send data between the Raspberry (Banana) Pi and another computer system. There are two main ways in which it can be used:
  • Connecting to a PC to allow access to the Linux console. This can help to fix problems during boot, or to log in to the Pi if the video and network are not available.
  • serial interface. This can be useful if you want the Pi to control another device.

Full Review of the BeagleBone ‘EVB’ for Mindstorms EV3

BeagleBone EVB Cube Solver    Send article as PDF   
The EVB is a shield (or called cape) for Beaglebone ‘Black’ (BBB). It fully support LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 system, with both the hardware and software! The BeagleBone ‘EVB’ is compatible with all LEGO® sensors just like the EV3 Brick. 100% compatible! It allows the EV3 Virtual Machine (VM) to be run on the Beaglebone ‘Black’.

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