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New Instructable – DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station with Grove Connectors – No Soldering

New Instructable – DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station with Grove Connectors – No Soldering

New Instructable – DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station with Grove Connectors – No Soldering SwitchDoc Labs is pleased to announce that we have published another step by step Instructable for building your own DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station […]
Tutorial:  WatchDog Timer – Adding a Status Bit

Tutorial: WatchDog Timer – Adding a Status Bit

Tutorial:  WatchDog Timer – Adding a Status Bit Computers sometimes lose their way. A power glitch, RFI (Radio Frequency Interference), hanging peripherals, or just plain bad programming can cause your small computer to hang causing your application to fail. It […]
GroveWeekly – Newsletter for the Grove IOT Prototyping System

GroveWeekly – Newsletter for the Grove IOT Prototyping System

New Grove Newsletter – groveweekly.switchdoc.com
Benchmark: Solar Panel Test for the IOT – Raspberry Pi

Benchmark: Solar Panel Test for the IOT – Raspberry Pi

Benchmark: Solar Panel Test for the IOT – Raspberry Pi SwitchDoc Labs is in the process of designing several IOT solar power systems and we decide to compare three sets of solar panels to get a feel for which panel […]
OurWeather REST Interface to the Raspberry Pi Released

OurWeather REST Interface to the Raspberry Pi Released

OurWeather REST Interface to the Raspberry Pi Released SwitchDoc Labs has now released a Python program (for the OurWeather REST Interface) that reads the OurWeather Weather Station and stores the data from the weather station in a MySQL database.   […]
Benchmarks of Real Time Clocks – Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Benchmarks of Real Time Clocks – Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Benchmarks of Real Time Clocks – Raspberry Pi and Arduino In this posting, we are looking at four Real Time Clocks (RTC) and doing benchmarks and comparisons of all four devices. A realtime clock is necessary for any project requiring […]
Tutorial: DataLogger #1 –  Measure/Graph/Log Current with the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: DataLogger #1 – Measure/Graph/Log Current with the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: DataLogger #1 –  Measure/Graph/Log Current with the Raspberry Pi Introduction One of our current projects at SwitchDoc Labs is the design of a low power WeatherLink transmitter that will wirelessly send down the weather information from a WeatherRack to […]
Tutorial:  Measuring Current  in Raspberry Pi and Arduino Projects

Tutorial: Measuring Current in Raspberry Pi and Arduino Projects

Tutorial:  Measuring Current in Raspberry Pi and Arduino Projects When you are building a solar powered system or a battery powered project, it is important to know how much power is being used by your devices.  If you are building […]
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.   Project Curacao,  SunAirPlus,  WeatherPi and the recent Solar Powered ESP8266.  We have fooled around with sun tracking […]

Tutorial: Intro to Grove Connectors for Arduino/Raspberry Pi Projects

Tutorial: Intro to Grove Connectors for Arduino/Raspberry Pi Projects At SwitchDoc Labs, we have been building prototypes for engineering projects for many years.  Sometimes they move to being a product, sometimes not.  We have been on the lookout for a […]
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