Raspberry Pi Robot Kit – Assembly (Part 1)

In addition to many other interesting projects with the Pi, a self-made robot is a small highlight because it brings together many components. In the following parts, we will create a robot with many (independent) functions step by step. In the first part of the Raspberry Pi robot tutorials, we will assemble the kit and […]

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8×8 LED Dot Matrix – Assembly and Installation (Raspberry Pi)

The assembly and a square LED matrix are shown since those modules are not supplied soldered together. A library for the MAX7219 IC for subsequent projects is also installed, which makes control with a Python script very easy. Overview The following components are available: The following hardware parts are needed: Assembly First, the IC MAX7219 […]

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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Weather Station with OpenHAB 2

One of the most popular projects besides home automation and robots is the Raspberry Pi weather station. This can be used in both indoor and outdoor circumstances and can be expanded as required. We either display the data from other devices via a web interface or use the Raspberry Pi touchscreen. In this tutorial, we […]

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Set up a Remote Raspberry Pi Spotify Player in Your Smart Home

OpenHAB is an interface for many home automation devices. In addition, it is also possible to use it to control the music played. In this case: Spotify. As you already probably know, Spotify can be controlled remotely (e.g. from the app). We will take advantage of this and create our own Remote Raspberry Pi Spotify […]

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Introduction & Programming of the ESP8266 NodeMCU Board

The ESP8266 NodeMCU is a small microcontroller that has GPIOs and can connect to the Internet via WLAN. This and the low price make it very interesting compared to Arduinos, for example. In upcoming tutorials, we want to use the inexpensive ESP8266 modules to send data via a Wifi connection to the Raspberry Pi, which acts […]

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Tips & Tricks (FAQ) to the official 7″ Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

The official Raspberry Pi touchscreen module offers many options and makes many other touch displays look old for a similar price. Not only is the very accurate 10-finger capacitive touch a positive, but also no GPIOs or HDMI ports are occupied. In order to cover many topics, I have created this article, where some frequently asked […]

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Creating a Raspberry Pi SSL Certificate For Free With Let’s Encrypt

A connection via SSL/TLS protects the data traffic by sending packets encrypted. To be able to establish such a connection, you need a certificate from a trustworthy provider, which usually costs over $20 per year. Thanks to the Let’s Encrypt Initiative, such SSL certificates are now available to everyone – free of charge. The big advantage […]

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Learn How to Program on the Raspberry Pi – Part 1: Introduction

Many (absolute) beginners get a Raspberry Pi as a gift, but have often little or no programming knowledge. Therefore I would like to clear that hurdle in this series of tutorials and encourage learning to program with the Raspberry Pi. The big advantage is that we can also write a hardware-related code, which allows us […]

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Raspberry Pi Home Automation: Install & Configure OpenHAB

In the age of the Internet of Things, more and more devices are connected. This is also suitable for your own Raspberry Pi home automation. However, each device uses a different transmission protocol, which can make controlling them quite uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is a remedy for this: The Smart Home System OpenHAB offers many existing […]

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Develop Your Own Raspberry Pi Alexa Skill and Control Pi Remotely

Voice control is an increasingly important component in smart homes. For this purpose, Amazon provides skills that run on Amazon Echo Dot, Fire TV sticks, smartphones and other devices. In this way, Raspberry Pi Alexa skills can also be created in a simple manner. The skills can be published optionally and even money can be made with […]

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LCD Touch Display (3.2″) on the Raspberry Pi

Sooner or later, most hobbyists will buy a touchscreen. The smaller touchscreens are already available from 10-20€, but the advantages are big (especially with regards to a GUI for home automation, for example) and the effort is relatively low, as I’ll show. As an example I will use a 3.2” SainSmart touchscreen, however, any other supported […]

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Raspberry Pi as a Jukebox (Spotify, Soundcloud, TuneIn, and much more) – Online Radio

Small internet radio stations seem to be very popular at the moment. They are being installed more often in the bathroom, kitchen or living room because on the one hand they have more programs than the old-fashioned radios and on the other hand the sound quality is getting better and better. But what these Internet […]

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Controlling the Raspberry Pi RTC Module – I2C Real Time Clock

The Raspberry Pi does not save the date permanently. With the help of the Raspberry Pi RTC (Real Time Clock) module DS1307 you have a real-time clock – regardless of an existing internet connection. This is an advantage in many applications that require a timestamp but cannot be connected to the Internet. Especially for outdoor […]

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