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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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New Parts, More Projects – Tayda Electronics Review

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This is just a quick video showing some new parts I’ve received today from TaydaElectronics.com. Visit their store to check all their products and also make sure you Like their Facebook page, because that’s where they share the coupon codes! Watch the video below Thanks for reading. If you like this post probably you might like […]

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Control your Arduino with Voice Commands [Android App]

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Hi, In this project we’re going to control an Arduino with Voice commands with a Simple android App that I’ve create with MIT App Inventor.

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Arduino – Control 220V Lamps from Anywhere in the World

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Hi, If you’re following my email/facebook updates you know I promised more tutorials related to Home Automation. In this tutorial we’re going to control 2 lamps with an Arduino and an Ethernet Shield. If you have an Internet connection you can control those lamps from anywhere in the world.

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