Programming the BeagleBone Black with Python

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Getting Started with BeagleBone Black.  This post was written by Rui Santos and Luís Perestrelo authors of BeagleBone For Dummies. Building a surveillance system with a PIR sensor, the BeagleBone Black and Python. The BeagleBone Black is an outstanding ... Click to Continue ►

ESP8266 Web Server Tutorial

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If you want to learn more about the ESP8266 module, first read my Getting Started Guide for the ESP8266 WiFi Module. In this project you'll create a standalone web server with an ESP8266 that can toggle two LEDs. First, watch the video demonstration below Why flashing your ESP8266 module with ... Click to Continue ►

Programming the BeagleBone Black with BoneScript

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Getting Started with BeagleBone Black.  This post was written by Rui Santos and Luís Perestrelo authors of BeagleBone For Dummies. This part introduces BoneScript, a Node.js library containing functions specially created for the BeagleBone Black. This ... Click to Continue ►

Cloud9 IDE on the BeagleBone Black

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Getting Started with BeagleBone Black.  This post was written by Rui Santos and Luís Perestrelo authors of BeagleBone For Dummies. The Cloud9 IDE is an open-source web based programming platform that supports several programming languages. This great ... Click to Continue ►

What Do You Want to Know About Home Automation?

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Rui here, I would say about 90% emails I receive every week are related to Home Automation. I often get questions like: Should I use an Arduino or Raspberry Pi? How can I control my home from anywhere in the world? How can I monitor all my sensors? How much money I have to spend ... Click to Continue ►

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Getting Started with BeagleBone Black.  This post was written by Rui Santos and Luís Perestrelo authors of BeagleBone For Dummies. Introduction The BeagleBone Black is a low-cost embedded Linux computer that has found love in the workbenches of many ... Click to Continue ►

Modifying Cheap PIR Motion Sensor to Work at 3.3V

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This PIR motion sensor is a $2 sensor that is used to detect movement from humans or pets. You can read my previous tutorial on how to use this sensor with an Arduino. I'm currently working on a new project and I needed to make this module operate at 3.3V. By default this module runs at 5V, but ... Click to Continue ►