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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 […]
Tutorial: Part 1 -Building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station – GroveWeatherPi

Tutorial: Part 1 -Building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station – GroveWeatherPi

Tutorial: Part 1 -Building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station – GroveWeatherPi The Raspberry Pi is a fabulous device to on which to build your projects.    The GroveWeatherPi project is designed to show the capabilities of this computer while […]
Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT Part 1

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT Part 1

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT Part 1 At SwitchDoc Labs we have been building a number of prototype IOT (Internet Of Things) devices for a number of different videos, articles, products and books we have been […]
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