Internet Of Things, IoT Lamp and Lighting, Projects

Designing an IoT Modular Light feat. TI

Its been a while since this project and I really havn't had the time to write a blogpost in a while. Last year, I made an IoT light for the Element14.com roadtest plus where I used a lot of technology from Texas Instruments and Wurth Electronics. TI was kind enough to showcase the build on… Continue reading Designing an IoT Modular Light feat. TI

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Raspberry Pi Rover
Projects, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Robots

[RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 2 – Starting Python

Introduction In the last post, I described the hardware part for our robot which uses the Seeed Studios GrovePi+ since I am yet to receive my kit. In this post, I talk about the software part and making the robot move. Lets see what we can do. Setting up the RPi I have already mentioned… Continue reading [RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 2 – Starting Python

Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-1

Acknowledgement The author would like to thanks the sponsors Element14, Tektronix, Eclipse IOT, EnOcean, Raspberry Pi, Cadsoft for the tools, parts and budget. A special thanks to the community members for their inputs and suggestions as the project progressed and for providing inspiration as well as encouragement along the path. Prelude   The Internet Of… Continue reading Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-1

Frame Complete
Projects, Quadcopter Project

QUADCOPTER PROJECT : 02 : The Frame and Lift Test

Prelude In the last post, I started by linking to the various resources and buying the basics and then testing the 'air' by getting the motors to run. In this post I will share my experience in building my own frame. The frame Since the BLDCs and ESC are OK tested at this point, I… Continue reading QUADCOPTER PROJECT : 02 : The Frame and Lift Test

Development Kits, Embedded Products, Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects, Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

Introduction I am waiting for my stuff to get delivered which are basically parts and parts. One of features of my design is that the raspberry pi center piece is portable, ie it can be moved from one location of the house to the other. For this I needed to add a battery backup which… Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials & Guides

Adding a Shutdown Button to the Raspberry Pi

I've been using the raspberry pi for some time and since I use it as s headless device, I have missed the shutdown button. After some experimentation, I have come up with a simple solution. There are many ways to implement a shutdown script, but I am going to walk through the two simplest ones.… Continue reading Adding a Shutdown Button to the Raspberry Pi