The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The design is based around a ...

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Connecting pins of Raspberry Pi GPIO in series in order to turn up the voltage

It's unorthodox and probably not recommended by anyone but, for my project of driving a relay only with scrap parts and on the cheap, I managed to get a 12v relay, but, the GPIO ports on the RPi only ...
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Power-Supply “Combination”: Solar for voltage + Battery for current

I'm rather new to circuits & DIY electronics, but am thoroughly enjoying tinkering with my new RaspberryPi and assorted components. I'm trying to power the device using a few simple solar panels I ...
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How to remove GPIO ribbon from raspberry pi

This is basically it. I got my new raspberry pi and I got a GPIO ribbon to connect it from the raspberry's GPIO's to a breadboard. Now I am trying to remove the ribbon from the raspberry by just ...
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Controlling Raspberry Pi GPIO using Javascript [closed]

I am familiarizing myself with the GPIO pins on the Raspberry pi and was wondering what the easiest way to control them would be using HTML and javascript over a webpage. My intent is to have a button ...
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Motor speed control mosfet

I have a Raspberry Pi and I want it to control DC motor speed. I make the pi output 3x3,3V for controlling the speed. I need circuit that works like this; when one output gives 3,3V motor have 6V, ...
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Raspberry Pi vs BeagleBone torrentbox [closed]

I'm planning to make an always on torrentbox, I get my internet from a 4g usb dongle modem, but I've very limited experience with such boards. From what I read on the internet, it seems BeagleBone is ...
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DS18B20 not fully working on Raspberry Pi [migrated]

I've followed instructions through various sites which have all given the same information about wiring the DS18B20 sensor to a Raspberry Pi (red is 3.3V, black is ground, white connects to GPIO pin 4 ...
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multi channel ac dimmer for arduino

I have been looking for a simple ac dimmer circuit to use with my arduino and/or raspberry pi. I have used the TLC 5940 PWM Driver before just to control LEDs and I wanted to adapt this to controlling ...
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design a hardware whether to base on arduino or raspberrypi [migrated]

I want to build a device which can link some sensors and actuators, on the prototyping stage, I can use either arduino or raspberrypi to implement the functionality, now my puzzle is whether to use ...
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Programmatically short GPIO pins Raspberry Pi

For a hobby I'm working on a project connecting a RF remote to the raspberry pi. When I press a button, pin 13 and 14 are shorted on the MCU. When I put a jumper cable between the pins, the remote ...
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nMOSFET not turning off properly using RPi GPIO pins

I have an N-Channel MOSFET (model: FQP30N06L) which I tried hooking up the Gate connector to a RaspberryPi GPIO pin (3.3v, also tried a always-on 5v). The Source connector connects to a wall-mounted ...
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Strange behavior Pin to GND

This morning I was trying to do some electronic engineering as a hobby. A few weeks ago I bought a wireless outlet with an RF remote. Right now I'm trying to connect the buttons of the RF remote to a ...
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RaspberryPi + TowardPro MG996R DIGI HI TORQUE +PWM

I am trying to control this servo from a RaspberryPi. https://skippy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/MG996R_Tower-Pro.pdf I sort of figured out that a servo needs a specific pulse for a specific degree. ...
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How to Connect Raspberry Pi with GSM sim900a mini rs232 [migrated]

I have connected Raspberry Pi to GSM sim900a mini with the following details: convertor max3232 used DB9-2 sim900a connected to DB9-3 max3232 DB9-3 sim900a connected to DB9-2 max3232 tx (raspberry) ...
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Serial Link Between 3.3V devices

I have an RPi and a freescale FRDM-KL25z controller which will talk over serial protocol. I'm using the pyserial library on the pi: ...
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Output Units of Soil Moisture Sensor

I have an Octopus Soil Moisture Sensor connected to a Rasberry Pi through an MCP3008 ADC chip. The sensor is working correctly, but I have no idea what the reading values mean. I say its working ...
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Best way to get 256 io pins?

I'm connecting to an arduino or raspberry pi and would like to have 256 io pins. I found a 16bit io expander which has 8 unique addresses for 128 but that's the max I can do on i2c. Any other thoughts ...
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Reset the raspberry pi with a relay

I'm going to use my Rasp as a GPS tracking and it should be running even if the car is off; however, I don't want run out the car battery. To make it happens I added a battery controller ...
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Can I link Ethernet chips on PCB? [duplicate]

I read up on the Raspberry Pi Compute unit and wanted to link a hand full for networking. Unfortunately, they do not come with native Ethernet, but USB. So I was thinking of linking each compute ...
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H Bridge Control using Raspberry PI / Micro controller

I am looking for input on this circuit that I have designed. I am currently working on a project called the Net-EEL RC Car. It is an RC car that will be controllable using Network Socket Servers / ...
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Selecting relay for raspberry pi

I'm currently working on a raspberry pi project.In which i have to control four 30W 0.25A 230V Bulbs(which works using main 230V power supply) using output from GPIO pins.I'm a beginner in ...
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what do you connect to IN+ and IN- for ADC differential input configuration?

I was trying to understand how to read analog inputs on a raspberry pi. I found this video post and I think I understood how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0mTwFck_c This video uses a ...
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3v Relay raspberry

I'm trying to drive a 3v Relay with a schematic like this: Relay is a HWE JRC-21F and transistor is a PN2222A instead of a BC337. This won't work unless I connect 3.3v directly to transistor base, ...
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LAN9512 USB hub and Ethernet Controller Problems

I'm working on a custom board using a Raspberry Pi computer on module (COM) (info and schematics here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-compute-module-new-product/. The board is based on the ...
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Problems with Infrared circuit on a PCB - Is it the board or schematic?

I am using the toner transfer method to apply my circuit for 6 sets of infrared emitters and collectors connected to an RJ15 cable on a PCB for use with a Raspberry Pi B+ board (connected via IDE ...
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Help needed driving an old PIC programmer from Raspberry Pi GPIO

I have been trying to use a Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins to drive an old PIC programmer board that used to have a parallel port connection before I started messing about with it. You can see from the ...
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ADC input to raspberry pi - I2C vs I2S

I'm trying to create a microphone array and take readings into a raspberry pi. I'm having an 8 bit ADC connected to the pi via I2C (SCL and SDA pins). I'm able to read samples (0-255) into my pi using ...
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Safety of using microcontrollers such as Arduino

I have been learning how to work with Arduino Uno R3, and it seems very intuitive and exciting for me. As many agree, I see lots of benefits of learning to use it at a young age. I would like to ...
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How can I auto tune raspberry pi with a PID controller, so that I don't need to connect it to my PC everytime I have to run my controller

I am building a level controller to check the water level in my home using raspberry pi. I have a control system designed for it. But I found that to operate raspberry pi we need a wireless sensor ...
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Embedded system for image processing project

Is it possible to do image processing (to extract numbers and text) using a microcontroller? If not, what are the alternatives to do this task?
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Change of RGB LED to cheaper one

Right now I'm reading Raspberry Pi Cookbook and I would like to create the program described in the book. Because I'm beginner and I would like to buy more (cheaper) RGB LEDs at once and also I will ...
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Do I need a current limiting resistor for MAX383 digital logic?

I'm trying to control a MAX383 analog switch using a Raspberry Pi, through an optocoupler (Sharp PC817), to separate digital logic from the analog section. On the analog side, I will have a bipolar ...
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Si8519 AC Current Sensor usage

I'm trying to find a good and practical current sensor and I found this: Si8519 http://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/TechnicalDocs/Si85xx.pdf My idea is monitor AC Mains current, so this Si8519 ...
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Can I program 5V ATmega328P using 3.3V ICSP bus?

I am considering building a microcontroller HAT for Raspberry Pi Model B+. Since the Pi have the SPI bus exposed and some avrdude fork supports using it directly, I ...
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Rotating POV LED Cylinder Using Addressable RGB LED Strips

​My son and I are trying to build a somewhat large Rotating POV Cylinder (or Globe) making use of ready-made Addressable RGB LED strips (WS28011 or LPD8806?). After some browsing, we found that many ...
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Low voltage DC Supercap UPS Design

Most generally I'm looking to design a UPS for a low power DC device given higher voltage AC current, with storage handled by a supercapacitor, or a bank wired in parallel. For my specific case I'm ...
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Power with Battery + 1wire to i2C

I'm creating a project with Raspberry PI B+ where I will get energy from a truck (12~27v) or/and a solar power (6v 5.6w) to charge a battery and keep the device running until the battery finishes or ...
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Control 12V LED Strip with 5V from RaspberryPi or Arduino [closed]

I have a 12V RGB 5050 LED Strip with no controller and I cannot change the color without modifying the circuit. What I want to do is hook it up to my Raspberry Pi or Arduino and control the color and ...
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I2S interface ideas for multiple MEMS microphones

I plan on forming a microphone array with 4 MEMS microphones and doing the signal processing(beamforming) in matlab/C on my PC. MEMS mics i use have Digital I²S interface with high precision 24 bit ...
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Video input to Raspberry pi

I have a camera that gives analog video (composite-CCIR standard) output.I want to connect this camera to my Raspberry pi B model. I thought of using a normal video decoder and connect the parallel ...
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Play audio from raspberry pi through my car's disc changer

I'm interested in trying to buy a raspberry pi and create a small bluetooth / airplay type module that I can plug into my car somehow and get wireless audio streaming. I don't necessarily care about ...
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Help identifying a voltage regulator

I'm trying to build a portable screen so that I can watch movies around my apartment if I need to move away from my TV screen (think a WiiU gamepad or a tablet). I have many raw components and I think ...
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DC - DC Amplifier for Piezo Buzzer

I have a Raspberry Pi outputting a 3.3v DC square wave that I'd like to be able to amplify to just under 20v, the maximum the piezo can handle. Just to clarify, the piezo does not have an internal ...
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How can I make the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black talk via serial?

The BeagleBone Black is great. You plug in the USB cable to your computer and a DHCP connection is established, allowing you to ssh to the BeagleBone in seconds. Unfortunately the Raspberry Pi takes ...
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What should I use for powering a Raspberry Pi at near space altitudes?

I'm planning a high-altitude weather balloon project (to around 100000 feet) some time down the line to take video and pictures of near space altitudes and I have some questions I need to ask before ...
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Stepper motor driver differences?

I have recently used a H bridge to control a small stepper motor obtained from a DVD drive and now want to look into controlling something larger, for example large Nema 23 steppers. From reading ...
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Joining a raspberry Pi to an external hard disk cage power supply

I have an external SATA hard drive enclosure that has its own power input. I would like to be able to run a Raspberry Pi from the same power input. The enclosure takes a 12VDC input (currently I'm ...
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External power supply necessary to run two stepper motors from a RPi?

I am following this tutorial for a CNC laser engraver. I have two stepper motors from some old DVD drives and two L9110S H-bridges to control them. I am now working on putting it all together and ran ...
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I2C: How to adress the second page of a eeprom

I have an eeprom and I can't properly adress everything out of the range 0x00-0x1f. Using the Raspberry I send the following I2C command to the eeprom: "sudo i2cset -y 1 0x50 0x00 0x10 0x29" This ...
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Raspberry Pi and TLC5615 DAC

Currently I'm working in a project in which I need to programmatically control 2 currents from 0 to 1 Amp. My plan is to use two DACs controlled by a Raspberry Pi. My idea was to use the MCP4725 but ...