Category: microcontrollers

Raspberry-Pi: Motion light switch

My latest little side project has been utilizing a Raspberry-Pi to turn on lights via motion detection. Here’s a quick run down of how I got this working. What you’ll need: – Raspberry Pi w/ Raspbian – Webcam – Hue lights – Motion (https://github.com/Motion-Project/motion) First things first, head over to the motion github page to get that installed on your Pi. This will do all the heavy lifting (why re-invent the wheel here?) as far as motion detection goes. Motion will let you specify a script to execute if it recognizes motion in a specific area of the screen or...

Pi Zero Update and the future of computing

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my experience with the Pi Zero so far. I haven’t done any circuitry or wiring, but have been crushing up on my breadboards / circuits. However, I did┬áset up a hole in my firewall to setup SSH, VNC, and a WeMo switch to power my Pi remotely. All in all, this was a really cool experience to learn more about networking,┬áterminal, and how to maximize┬ácomputations with limited memory / CPU power. Diving a little deeper, I wanted to see if I could whip up a quick IoT app last week. In...