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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 […]
IOT:  Top 5 Things to Know About IOT Computer Security

IOT: Top 5 Things to Know About IOT Computer Security

IOT:  Top 5 Things to Know About IOT Computer Security Our CTO at SwitchDoc Labs (Dr. John Shovic) has run a computer security company and has taught computer security and information warfare at the undergraduate and graduate level at several […]
Tutorial: IOT / Installing and Testing Mosquitto MQTT on the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: IOT / Installing and Testing Mosquitto MQTT on the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: IOT / Installing and Testing Mosquitto MQTT on the Raspberry Pi As some of you may know, SwitchDoc Labs is in the final months of writing a book on the IOT.   The final project in the book is […]
Tutorial:  Repairing Corrupted SD Cards for the Raspberry Pi on Mac

Tutorial: Repairing Corrupted SD Cards for the Raspberry Pi on Mac

Tutorial: Repairing Corrupted SD Cards for the Raspberry Pi on Mac Have you ever had your Raspberry Pi stopped booting up?   The red and the yellow lights flash a few times and then quit?   These are classic symptoms […]
How to Mount and Use an I2C Compass on your Raspberry Pi/Arduino Project

How to Mount and Use an I2C Compass on your Raspberry Pi/Arduino Project

How to Mount and Use an I2C Compass on your Raspberry Pi/Arduino Project This article talks about the considerations for mounting a I2C electronic compass on your Raspberry Pi or Arduino project. What is SunRover? SunRover is a tracked solar powered […]
IOT ESP8266 Tutorial – Displaying the data on the Raspberry Pi with MatPlotLib #3

IOT ESP8266 Tutorial – Displaying the data on the Raspberry Pi with MatPlotLib #3

IOT ESP8266 Tutorial – Displaying the data on the Raspberry Pi with MatPlotLib – Part 3 This is the third of a multi-part posting on building and analyzing a solar powered  ESP8266.   In the first posting we are showing how to connect up an ESP8266 to the SunAirPlus […]
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