Reliable Projects 5: External WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi/Arduino Systems

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Reliable Projects 5: External WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi/Arduino Systems Summary: In Part 5 of this series I look at setting up an External WatchDog Timer with the Arduino and also with the Raspberry Pi. I use the SwitchDoc Labs Dual WatchDog Timer, … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 4: Internal Versus External WatchDog Timers

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Reliable Projects 4: Internal Versus External WatchDog Timers Summary: In Part 4 of this series I look at the differences between an Internal and External WatchDog Timer. I also review the issues with the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi Internal WatchDog explain why … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 3: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Arduino

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Reliable Projects 3: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Arduino Summary: In Part 3 of this series I look at how to set up the Arduino internal watchdog timer. I also talk about the issues with the Arduino internal WatchDog Timer … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 2: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Raspberry Pi

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Reliable Projects 2: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Raspberry Pi Summary:  In Part 2 of this series I look at how to set up the Raspberry Pi internal watchdog timer.  I also talk about the issues with the Raspberry Pi internal … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 1: WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi and Arduinos

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Reliable Projects 1: WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi and Arduinos Summary:  In this series of postings I look at how to set up the Raspberry Pi and Arduino internal watchdog timers.  I also explain why an external WatchDog Timer, such as … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine Adds SwitchDoc Labs Column

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Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine Adds SwitchDoc Labs Column SwitchDoc Labs is pleased to announce that Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine has added a monthly technical column written by Dr. John Shovic, CTO of SwitchDoc Labs.   According to Joe Casad,  Editor in … Continue reading

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Solar Power on the Pi / Arduino in the Caribbean

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Solar Power on the Pi / Arduino in the Caribbean Project Curacao is a remotely controlled (from 3500 miles away) Solar Power and Wind Powered Raspberry Pi / Arduino project.  It has a Raspberry Pi Model A running the higher … Continue reading

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16 Days in the Breeze – Wind Power Raspberry Pi / Arduino

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16 Days in the Breeze – Wind Power Raspberry Pi / Arduino It’s now been 16 days since I deployed the Project Curacao upgrades to the the Caribbean based box.  The last 6 days look good.  The first 4 days … Continue reading

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3D Printing MouseAir V2 – Part 1 / Raspberry Pi Project

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3D Printing MouseAir V2 – Part 1 / Raspberry Pi Project The Mouse Air project has been around in various stages since April of 2014. The goal of the project (conceived in a bar, the Fedora in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and … Continue reading

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Wind Power for the Pi/Arduino – 8 Days in the Breeze

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Wind Power for the Pi/Arduino – 8 Days in the Breeze A new 50W wind turbine, wind speed and direction units have been added to Project Curacao during the upgrade earlier this month.   Project Curacao has now been down … Continue reading

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