Solar Power, Weather and the Raspberry Pi

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Solar Power, Weather and the Raspberry Pi SwitchDoc Labs is in the process of building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station.   The design will be released as a SwitchDoc Appnote, an Instructable and a series of posts on … Continue reading

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Kickstarter at 122% – Really, Really Useful Breakout Boards – Raspberry Pi/Arduino

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Kickstarter at 122% – Really, Really Useful Breakout Boards – Raspberry Pi/Arduino The Breakout Board Kickstarter is here! We are over fully funded for these really cool boards.  The first board (USB PowerControl) is in hand and working.  The second … Continue reading

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Solar Power – SunAirPlus Solar Power Controller for Arduino / Raspberry Pi

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Solar Power – SunAirPlus Solar Power Controller for Arduino / Raspberry Pi Ever wanted to build your own Solar Powered Raspberry Pi or Arduino system?   SunAirPlus is a 3rd Generation Solar Charging and Sun Tracking Board designed specifically for Arduino and Raspberry … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi and Arduino Power Consumption – INA3221

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Raspberry Pi and Arduino Power Consumption – INA3221 Here is our latest power consumption chart for the Raspberry Pi family.  Note that these include using an USB WiFi dongle for connection and we have turned the HDMI connector off  (/opt/vc/bin/tvservice –off). … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Update – USB PowerControl Video Demo

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Kickstarter Update – USB PowerControl Video Demo Our new kickstarter is “Really Useful Breakout Boards for Raspberry Pi/Arduino” and is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sunair/really-useful-breakout-boards-for-raspberry-pi-ard.  After 3 days, we are at 52% of funding.  We are loving the comments that folks are making and their excellent suggestions. … Continue reading

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SunAirPlus Solar Power – INA3221 Python Raspberry Pi Library Released

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Solar Power SunAirPlus – INA3221 Python Raspberry Pi Library Released SunAirPlus and SunAir are solar power controllers / sun tracker / power supply system developed by SwitchDoc Labs to power Arduino and Raspberry Pi based systems.  We are now releasing … Continue reading

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New Kickstarter Launched – Three Really Useful Breakout Boards

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New Kickstarter Launched – Three Really Useful Breakout Boards SwitchDoc Labs is pleased to announce that we have started our second kickstart campaign.  Our first campaign, the SunAir Solar Power Controller, was successfully completed in 16 days and funded at … Continue reading

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Solar Power – Project Curacao Update

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Solar Power – Project Curacao Update Project Curacao is back from the Caribbean and is back in the Frozen North(tm). Project Curacao is a solar powered sensor filled project designed to hang on a radio tower on the island nation of … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Python Drivers Released on SwitchDoc

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Raspberry Pi Python Drivers Released on SwitchDoc One of the big problems with adding sensors to your Raspberry Pi is finding Python drivers for those devices.  There seems to be a lot of Arduino drivers available, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Python I2C Driver for TCS34725 RGBC color sensor

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Raspberry Pi Python I2C Driver for TCS34725 RGBC color sensor The TCS34725 is another fine chip from Austria MicroSystems.  We are currently using the AM3935 Lightning detector on the WeatherPiArduino Weatherboard.  The CTO of SwitchDoc Labs worked with Austrian MicroSystems … Continue reading

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