Category Archives: Raspberry PI

Alexa

I got an Amazon Echo the day it came out in the UK, and replaced the Raspberry Pi version in my kitchen with it. I also have an Amazon Dot on order for when in comes out in the UK … Continue reading

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My first robot wars robot

My grandson Elliot wanted me to build him a robot wars style robot. I thought I would try one with a flipper, as chainsaws and flame throwers seemed a bit dangerous for a child. I have no skills in metal … Continue reading

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Alexa on the Raspberry Pi

UPDATE June 16th 2016: I was wrong about Alexa not being able to access my UK Amazon account. It appears that my UK an USA accounts are linked, so when I said “Read my Kindle”, Alexa started reading me my … Continue reading

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Controlling my house with texts

I backed the Seeedstudio RePhone Kickstarter, and got the Create kit. I thought I would use it as a house SMS server, so that I can control my house with text messages when I am out. I can already control … Continue reading

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VGA and audio for Pi Zero

I backed the Analog Expander Cap – for Raspberry Pi Zero Kickstarter campaign. It was a lot of soldering, but it works and makes a very small PC that works with a VGA monitor. I have only tried the VGA … Continue reading

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Roomba robot with uarm

This is my Roomba robot with a uarm. The uarm and the Roomba are controlled by a Raspberry Pi. An Arduino Leonardo is used to drive the Roomba serial interface. The Raspberry Pi uses a MoPi┬áto control its power and … Continue reading

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Python version of HouseControl

I am beginning to write a python version of HouseControl. It is more convenient to use python on the Raspberry Pi and it will be interesting to see how easy it is to convert. As communication is by sockets the … Continue reading

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