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VESA-Pi Assembly Guide

VESA-Pi Assembly Guide

14th September 2013 The VESA-Pi Raspberry Pi case is the perfect case for those wanting to quickly clip your Raspberry Pi to the back of a TV or Monitor! Assembly is quick and easy, and the kit contains a dust guard to protect your Pi when it’s been secreted away! Simply follow the step by step guide below for full assembly! Tools Required VESA-Pi Case Kit Flat-Head Screw Driver Raspberry Pi VESA-Pi Case Kit Contents 2 x VESA Perpex Sheets 1 x Dust Guard Perspex Sheet 4 x M4 10mm Pillars 4 x M4 30mm Pillars 4 x M4 8mm...

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Using GPIO Zero with the PumpkinPi

Using GPIO Zero with the PumpkinPi

    It's that time of year... the ghosts and ghouls are out in force, pumpkins are being carved and witches are preparing their broomsticks, it's Halloween! And to celebrate we've got this tutorial on how to get started using GPIO Zero and our new PumpkinPi Programmable board. Lets get down and spooky with our Raspberry Pi... Once you've got your board built and attached onto the Raspberry Pi, open a terminal and type: git clone https://github.com/modmypi/Programmable-Pumpkin This will download the Pumpkin Pi library. Inside pumpkinpi.py there is an extension to the GPIO Zero library which allows you to use...

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Using a UBEC with a Raspberry Pi

Using a UBEC with a Raspberry Pi

Hooking up your UBEC to your Raspberry Pi really couldn't be easier. Simply plug in the 3 pin socket to your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header; pins 2,4 and 6, making sure the black wire of the UBEC is connected to pin 6. Now all you need to do as apply a source voltage to your UBEC and watch you Pi power up! We did some tests and found that for normal usage of the Pi, a minimum of 6.5V (that's 6.5v supplied to your UBEC) is required. If you want to push the Pi a little harder (like if you...

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How to lock your Raspberry Pi Screen

How to lock your Raspberry Pi Screen

Many of you will be familiar with the Windows screensaver/lock screen.  If you are going to leave your PC alone for any amount of time where others may have access to it (like in a busy office) then it is advisable to lock it every time you walk away from it using the Win+L key combinations. But we are talking about the Raspberry Pi here.  If you are running it headerless or in command line mode and you are not logged in, then anyone who has access to it will need to log in (you have changed the default password,...

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Using Neopixels with the Raspberry Pi

Using Neopixels with the Raspberry Pi

Let’s be honest. Lights are cool. Multi coloured lights are very cool. Controllable multi coloured lights are awesome. This tutorial goes through some of the controllable multi coloured lights you can use with a Raspberry Pi. Neopixels The fine folks over at Adafruit produce a number of different products that are multi coloured controllable lights that they call Neopixels. The ones we’re going to look at are Breadboard friendly Neopixels Sewable Neopixels Neopixel strips Neopixel rings Breadboard friendly Neopixels Don’t let the name put you off! You don’t have to use a breadboard with these Neopixels. Once soldered, these Neopixels...

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