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What’s the Best Raspberry Pi Camera For Your Project?

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In this post Julian is going to show you several options of cameras for the Raspberry Pi. He will compare its specifications and run some tests to analyse the pictures taken from each of them in different scenarios. After the tests, you should be able to pick up the most suitable camera for your needs.

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Install MotionEyeOS on Raspberry Pi – Surveillance Camera System

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Do you want to turn your Raspberry Pi into a surveillance camera system? The best way to do it is using MotionEyeOS. In this post we’ll show you how to get started with MotionEyeOS on your Raspberry Pi.

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Guide to Fingerprint Sensor Module with Arduino (FPM10A)

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This post is an introductory guide on how to use the Fingerprint Sensor Module with the Arduino. We’ll show you how to enroll a new fingerprint ID, and how to find a fingerprint match.

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ESP8266 Wi-Fi Button – DIY Amazon Dash Button Clone

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In this project you’re going to build an ESP8266 Wi-Fi Button that can trigger any home automation event. This is like a remote control that you can take in your pocket or place anywhere that when pressed sends out an email. It can also be called a DIY Amazon Dash Button clone.

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How to Build 8x8x8 LED Cube DIY Kit

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I’ve just finished building my 8x8x8 LED Cube DIY Kit. It was a lot of fun and the cube works perfectly. But assembling all those 512 LEDs and soldering more than a 1,000 joints can be a nightmare if you don’t have the right instructions.

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Turn Your Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB Keyboard (HID)

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In this project you’ll learn how to turn a Raspberry Pi Zero board into a USB keyboard or HID (Human Interface Device). After following some simple steps, you can write a Python script to make your Pi act as a USB keyboard.

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ESP32 with BMP180 Barometric Sensor – Guide

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This guide shows you how to use the BMP180 barometric sensor with the ESP32 to read pressure and temperature. We’ll show you how to wire the sensor to the ESP32, install the needed library, and how to write the sketch in the Arduino IDE.

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Free Arduino Mini Course – Sign Up Now

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We just want to let our readers know that we’ve release an Arduino Mini Course. The course is completely FREE, and you can get access here. This new course is short, simple, and intends to be a getting started resource for absolute beginners.

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Complete Guide for Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 with Arduino

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This post is all about the Ultrasonic Sensor HC – SR04. I’ll explain how it works, show some features and share an Arduino Project example to help you with your projects. We provide a schematic diagram on how to wire the ultrasonic sensor, and an example sketch to use with your Arduino.

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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 3

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This post is an introduction to the Raspberry Pi. You’ll see what is the Raspberry Pi and what can you use it for. You’ll explore its features and see what sets it apart from a normal computer. Finally, we’ll also show you how to get started by installing the operating system, and what accessories do […]

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Guide to NEO-6M GPS Module with Arduino

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This guide shows how to use the NEO-6M GPS module with the Arduino to get GPS data. GPS stands for Global Positioning System and can be used to determine position, time, and speed if you’re travelling.

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Year in Review 2017 – Random Nerd Tutorials

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Now that we’re reaching the end of the year, we’ve decided to share the most important highlights on Random Nerd Tutorials throughout 2017.

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Nextion Display with ESP8266 – Touchscreen User Interface for Node-RED

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This project shows how you can build a touchscreen user interface for Node-RED with the Nextion display and the ESP8266 to control your electronics appliances. The aim of this project is being able to control your home automation system through the Nextion display without the need to go to your smartphone or your computer to […]

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Decode and Send 433 MHz RF Signals with Arduino

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This guide shows how to use an Arduino to decode 433 MHz signals from RF remotes, and send them with an Arduino and a 433 MHz transmitter to remotely control mains switches outlets.

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