Jim from Fotosyn has put together an awesome Instructable for building a timelapse camera with a Pi, camera module, battery pack and some software.
It’s protected from the elements by popping the whole lot in a coffee tin! Checkout the video below to see the kind of images that he’s captured.
A bit short notice but Rob (editor in chief here at Damn Fine Raspberry Pi) will be up at D’Auvergne School on Saturday 23rd Nov from 10am – 2pm with a whole bunch of Pis as part of Make Jersey.
From their web page:
Following on from the success of Maker faire, Kids Code Academy Jersey are holding their very own spin off event. The faire welcomes students of all ages, family and friends who are fans of technology and creativity. The day will offer a range of workshops and exhibitions that enable participants to explore areas of modern technology.
The event is being organised by Kids Code Academy and is free to attend so if you’re interested in Pis, 3D printing or other seriously cool technology then why not pop by?
Over at the Repair Hub they have a great how to on building a battery backup circuit for your Raspberry Pi computer.
You’ll need to spend a bit of money on the parts and be careful putting it all together as you could end up with a Fried Pi!
If that looks like too much work why not snag a prebuilt UPS for your Pi?
No new posts since July? You’d be forgiven for thinking this site has died.
It hasn’t! And there are tons of cool new Pi developments happening all the time but the poor editor has other demands on his time.
That said he’ll be doing his utmost to return to a steady stream of Pi related content over the next few weeks.
In the mean time, if you have something to share then please leave a comment.
The following post contains the slides and some supporting resources from my recent talk given to the Jersey Tech Tribes Meet Up in July 2013.
Please click here to view the slide deck
(or download for Keynote or Powerpoint)
How to disable the red LED on the Pi Camera Module. Mine hasn’t arrived yet but I’m definitely trying this really simple hack when it does.
No idea if this works in the UK but certainly worth a go. It combines a Raspberry Pi, a USB TV receiver and some software to track ADS-B signals from overhead aircraft!
Some great work from the team at IC Robotics has turned the Pi into an FM radio! Capable of playing back wav files via a Python application (backed with a custom C library).
At the moment it’s Mono only and there are some issues with CPU priority but it’s a great starting point.
And there’s more, Guido PE1NNZ has released code to enable the Raspberry Pi computer board to generate SSB on the 7 and 14 MHz bands. SSB is used in HAM radio around the world and Guido has managed to make contact with other users across Europe via his Pi.
(src: makezine.com, southgatearc.com)
Disclaimer: producing radio signals may be subject to control and licensing in your country. Please check your local laws before trying any of the above.
TechRadar.com have a post that runs you through the basics of Scratch and then Python on your Pi. Nothing hugely new here but a great intro to both platforms and get’s you back to Pi programming roots.