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Tutorial:  Using Grove Adaptors on Pin Header Sensors on the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: Using Grove Adaptors on Pin Header Sensors on the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: Using Grove Adaptors on Pin Header Sensors on the Raspberry Pi Grove connectors are appearing everywhere.  They are on sensors, computers, shields and hats.   There are multiple manufactures using this ubiquitous 4 pin plugs, including SwitchDoc Labs.   Grove […]
Tutorial – Guest Blog – Using SunControl WatchDog Timer on OurWeather

Tutorial – Guest Blog – Using SunControl WatchDog Timer on OurWeather

Tutorial – Guest Blog – Using SunControl WatchDog Timer on OurWeather Editors Note:  We were tickled to receive another guest blog by Larry Bonnette.   He did a great job on building this Solar Powered OurWeather Kit and by adapting the […]
Sun Tracking for More Solar Power – Part 1 – The Hardware

Sun Tracking for More Solar Power – Part 1 – The Hardware

Sun Tracking for More Solar Power – Part 1 – The Hardware SwitchDoc Labs has built a lot of solar power systems over the past few years.   SunControl, Project Curacao2, Project Curacao,  SunAirPlus,  WeatherPi and the recent Solar Powered ESP8266.  We have fooled around […]
Tutorial: Using GrovePowerSave / USB PowerControl to Reduce Solar Power Requirements

Tutorial: Using GrovePowerSave / USB PowerControl to Reduce Solar Power Requirements

Tutorial: Using GrovePowerSave / USB PowerControl to Reduce Solar Power Requirements Designing Small Solar Power Systems is always a challenge.   We always have a balance between the amount of hardware we want to power, how much power these devices […]
Tutorial:  Using Grove Adaptors on Pin Header Sensors

Tutorial: Using Grove Adaptors on Pin Header Sensors

Tutorial: Using Grove Adaptors on Pin Header Sensors Grove connectors are appearing everywhere.  They are on sensors, computers, shields and hats.   There are multiple manufactures using this ubiquitous 4 pin plugs, including SwitchDoc Labs.   Grove adaptors allow you to […]
Guest Blog – Solar Powered OurWeather Station Part #1

Guest Blog – Solar Powered OurWeather Station Part #1

Guest Blog – Larry Bonnette’s Solar Powered OurWeather Station #1 Editors Note:  We were tickled to receive this guest blog by Larry Bonnette.   He did a great job on building this Solar Powered OurWeather Kit and by adapting the GroveWeatherPi solar […]
Raspberry Pi IOT Projects Book Published

Raspberry Pi IOT Projects Book Published

Raspberry Pi IOT Projects Book Published APress/Springer-Daniel has published a new IOT Projects book on building IOT devices with the Raspberry Pi and ESP8266 written by our SwitchDoc Labs CTO, Dr. John Shovic. This book is designed for entry-through-intermediate-level device designers […]
Tutorial:  Using a Grove Button on Smart Plant Pi Kickstarter – Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: Using a Grove Button on Smart Plant Pi Kickstarter – Raspberry Pi

Tutorial:  Using a Grove Button on Smart Plant Pi Kickstarter – Raspberry Pi This is an article about how  to use a Grove Button using Python on the Raspberry Pi.   This button is a part of the Smart Plant […]
Tutorial – Using an Analog to Digital Converter with your Raspberry Pi

Tutorial – Using an Analog to Digital Converter with your Raspberry Pi

Tutorial – Using an Analog to Digital Converter with your Raspberry Pi Did you ever want to read a voltage (rather than a 1 or 0) on your Raspberry Pi?  You can do this with an Analog to Digital Converter. […]
IOT ESP8266 Tutorial – OTA Software Updates – Arduino IDE

IOT ESP8266 Tutorial – OTA Software Updates – Arduino IDE

IOT ESP8266 Tutorial – OTA Software Updates – Arduino IDE One of the most important aspects for designing the OurWeather grove connector based no solder weather kit was to provide a method for updating the software on the ESP8266 based […]
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