Category: Raspberry Pi

Petit Studio Raspberry Pi HDMI extender cheap cable fix

Note: This fix is NOT due to a fault of the Petit Studio Raspberry Pi Camera extension kit, it’s due to the use of cheap HDMI leads. I brought some Petit Studio Raspberry Pi HDMI camera extenders from Tindie. These

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EP Solar MPPT Tracer charge controller serial interface

I’m currently involved in a project to set up a solar powered wireless station and wanted to remotely monitor the battery charge process. I looked into a number of charge controllers to see if any of them could be connected

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dump1090 binary built for Raspberry Pi / Arm

If you’re after a binary of dump1090 for the Raspberry Pi without having to build it, here’s a compiled binary for you. I built it on Arch linux, but it also works on Raspbian, or likely any other Arm processor

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Update – Bosch BMP085 Source (Raspberry Pi)

I have updated my code to Read data from a Bosch BMP085 with a Raspberry Pi to correct some bugs reported back to me. The main bug was that I’d forgotten to close the i2c file at the end of

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Water Meter Project

Our water at home is supplied by way of rainwater off the roof of the house. We have about 55000 Litres (~14500 Gallons) of storage capacity but a long dry summer sees the levels drop considerably. I decided it was

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Update – Reading data from a Bosch BMP085 with a Raspberry Pi

Since my earlier post on Reading data from a Bosch BMP085 with a Raspberry Pi, the lm-sensors.org website has gone down. If you need smbus.c or smbus.h, here are copies from back in August 2012. Note that I have made

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Update – Reading data from a Sensirion SHT1x with a Raspberry Pi

After a few comments regarding my code to read data from a Sensirion SHT1x with a Raspberry Pi, I’ve got some updated code. Please see my previous post for general information, but use the code here. The list of changes

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Raspberry Pi – Increasing the USB power limitations Part 2

Last week I wrote about how to bypass the USB Polyfuses on the Raspberry Pi to Increase the available power for USB devices. Unfortunately, my Raspberry Pi is still unstable (I’ve tried both Raspian and ARCH Linux), so I’m playing

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Raspberry Pi – Increasing the USB power limitations

I bought a Logitech C920 webcam last week. It’s a very nice unit which outputs Full HD (1920×1080) video. The picture is really clear but it draws more power than the Raspberry pi can supply. For me this power problem

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La Crosse TX23U Anemometer Communication Protocol

I’ve previously documented the protocol of the La Crosse TX20 Anemometer, but mine recently failed. The La Crosse TX23U Anemometer is almost half the price of the TX20, so I decided to buy one and see if I could decode

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