Catchup – Raspberry Pi – Lofty Goals..

I feel like I’ve forgotten more than I learned … It’s been a while since experimenting with the Raspberry Pi, and I figure by posting, I might find some motivation to work on it. Or peer pressure.

I’ve compiled some notes here, hope to expand on them quickly. Loving, their web interface is awesome – If you’ve never heard of them, they provide a circuit diagram service thats fantastic.  I’ve used them to create diagrams in several posts.

Back to the Pi .. so many ideas ..

  • Weather Station
  • Home Automation (randomly turn off and on lights, monitor environmentals)
  • Packaged appliance to deploy to a family members home or business (saves the time of actually going to the said location – out of band management so to speak)
  • Webcam (already did this one – code to be posted soon, see below)
  • Traffic stoplight that displays the current LAN status
  • Evil robot capable of world domination
  • Other awesome stuff!

Months ago, I wrote some code that, along with an external USB webcam, turned the Pi into a time-lapse camera, and even joined the photos together into one great big animated gif file (though the concept wasn’t mine).  I’ll release the code for that one as soon as I find it – as it turns out – the Pi’s are very particular about being powered down.  If not done right, the SD cards are corrupted, and you’re up shits creek.

4 thoughts on “Catchup – Raspberry Pi – Lofty Goals..

    • Awesome, I’d love to swap notes! And guilt away, I drop side projects far too quickly. I’m hoping that a public post will help shame me into following through. 🙂

      • Oh, I need in on this note-swapping and guilting. 😉 I got a Raspberry Pi last Christmas, and I’m ashamed to say I’ve barely played with it since March. I talked for a while about setting mine up as a media center, so maybe I’ll start there. Soon … 😀

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