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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.

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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 library simplifies the process of accessing and configuring the pins of […]

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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.

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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:

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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 hobbyists, engineers and developers. Operating at 1GHz, providing […]

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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.

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How to Configure WiFi on Your Raspberry Pi

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In this post, you’ll configure the WiFi on your Raspberry Pi. If it’s your first time using the RPi, first make sure you read my Getting Started with Raspberry Pi guide.

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How to Install the Latest Version of Node.js in Your Raspberry Pi

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This is just a quick blog post explaining how you can install the latest version of Node.js in your Raspberry Pi.

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[Ended] Giveaway Raspberry Pi Model B

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Rui here, The Raspberry Pi Model B giveaway as ended on September 20, 12:00PM! Congratulations to the winner Humberto P. Silva from Brazil! Your Raspberry Pi will be shipped to your house on September 24.

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Arduino with PIR Motion Sensor

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In this project you’re going to create a simple circuit with an Arduino and PIR motion sensor that can detect movement. An LED will light up when movement is detected.

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Teensy – Username and Password Auto Filler

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In this project we’re going to make our own hardware password management tool.

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Arduino – Display the LED Brightness on a LCD 16×2

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In this project we’re going to display the LED brightness on a LCD 16×2 with a progress bar. This is a good Arduino beginner project for getting started with the LCD display. We provide a list of the parts required, schematic diagram, and code.

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Raspberry Pi Accessories – Piface and Pi NoIR Camera Board Unboxing

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Hi! I’ve received last week a few components from Element14. Those parts will allow me to make some cool project with the RPi!

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DIY 3×4 Keypad for the Arduino (includes Schematics )

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Hi, In this tutorial we’re going to create a DIY 3×4 Keypad. This keypad is perfect to use in your Arduino projects and a great project to practice etching.

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