Benchmark: Real Time Clocks – Results Raspberry Pi/Arduino

Real Time Clocks

Benchmarks: Real Time Clocks –  Results for Raspberry Pi/Arduino I recently completed a 3.4 Million Second test run on a Raspberry Pi on three different Real Time Clocks(RTCs).  These results are also valid for an Arduino based system. DS3231 PCF8563 … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Real Time Clocks | Leave a comment

Video: MouseAir Version 2 Takes Flight!

MouseAir

MouseAir Version 2 Takes Flight in New Video! The SwitchDoc labs project MouseAir is a bit more whimsical than WeatherArduino,BeaconAir or Project Curacao.  This project detects the cat, loads a furry fake mouse in to a launching slot, fires a … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Printing, MouseAir, Pi Camera, Projects, Raspberry Pi, RasPiConnect | Leave a comment

BeaconAir On Raspberry Pi / iBeacons

BeaconAir iBeacon

BeaconAir On Raspberry Pi / iBeacons BeaconAir is a Raspberry Pi based project that reads the advertising packets coming from iBeacons and roughly calculates the physical position of BeaconAir by Trilateration.  This is an application that uses my new iBeacon Python library … Continue reading

Posted in BeaconAir, Bluetooth Low Energy, iBeacon, MouseAir, Project Curacao, Python Raspberry Pi Software, Raspberry Pi | Leave a comment

WeatherArduino Complete and Ready for the Caribbean

WeatherArduino

WeatherArduino Complete and Ready for the Caribbean Deployment The WeatherArduino board is now up and finished.  The board to the right of the WeatherArduino is a new super secret board called the SwitchDoc WatchDog.  It implements an external watchdog function for … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Project Curacao, Raspberry Pi, RasPiConnect, SwitchDoc WatchDog, WeatherArduino, Wind Power | Leave a comment

Graphs on Raspberry Pi / RasPiConnect / MatPlotLib

Raspberry Pi

Drawing and Displaying Graphs on Raspberry Pi and RasPiConnect using MatPlotLib I often have data that is better shown as a graph rather than a table.  It is much easier to pick out a pattern when you show the data … Continue reading

Posted in Matplotlib Graphs, Project Curacao, Raspberry Pi, RasPiConnect, Solar Power | 1 Comment

iBeacons (Good and Bad) Review and BeaconAir

IMG_0641

iBeacons Review and BeaconAir I just finished the development of a new SwitchDocLabs project, BeaconAir.  BeaconAir is a portable Pi device to determine ones position in the house by trilateralation from three iBeacons.  The RasPiConnect BeaconAir control panel is below: … Continue reading

Posted in BeaconAir, Bluetooth Low Energy, iBeacon, Python Raspberry Pi Software | Leave a comment

Real Time Clock Python Libraries For Raspberry Pi – Reviews

RTC Raspberry Pi

Real Time Clock Python Libraries For Raspberry Pi – DS1307, DS3231, PCF8563, MCP79400 – Reviews/Results For devices like the Raspberry Pi, a Real Time Clock (RTC) is needed anytime the device is not connected to the Internet (if you care … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Project Curacao, Python Raspberry Pi Software, Raspberry Pi, Real Time Clocks | 1 Comment

MouseAir V2 takes flight! Almost…..

MouseAir

MouseAir Redesign Update We are working away on designing and building Version 2 of MouseAir.  There were a lot of projects ahead of this but it’s back on top.  Following is the latest block diagram. We replaced the relays with … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Printing, MouseAir, Projects, Raspberry Pi | Leave a comment

Solar Power / Raspberry Pi / Arduino – Glitches in the Sun

Solar Power RasPiConnect

Solar Power and The Raspberry Pi – Update on Project Curacao and the Latest Glitch A major glitch in the Project Curacao Solar Power control system happened last week, detected by my trusty friend the RasPiConnect Control Panel.  The Solar … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Project Curacao, Raspberry Pi, RasPiConnect, Real Time Clocks, Solar Power | 3 Comments

WeatherArduino SDL_RasPiGraphLibrary Library Released

WeatherArduino RasPiConnect

WeatherArduino SDL_RasPiGraphLibrary RasPiConnect / ArduinoConnect Library Released WeatherArduino uses the MiloCreek app RasPiConnect (or ArduinoConnect) to display and the WeatherArduino board.   To make this easier I developed the SDL_RasPiGraphLibrary for the Simple Line Graph Controls in RasPiConnect. In this … Continue reading

Posted in Project Curacao | 1 Comment