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How to Use a Web Cam with Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi comes with a camera connector on board. But if you don't want to buy the official camera and use a web camera instead, you can! I'll show you how to display a video from the web cam on a web server hosted by a Raspberry Pi

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero Web Server

Raspberry Pi Zero Web Server

I finally got my hands on a Raspberry Pi Zero W and started the usual tinkering. For those unaware, this smaller version of the Raspberry Pi packs a 1 GHz CPU and 512 MB of RAM. But what excites me the most is the WiFI and Bluetooth connectivity that comes with the “W” version.

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All About Microcontroller Power

Raspberry Pi Microcontroller Power

I got plenty of questions regarding microcontroller power outputs and requirements especially for popular ones like PIC or the Arduino.  So I decided to answer all of them in this post. Technically, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black are not microcontrollers (I like to call them microcomputers) but I decided to include them here. Do you want to know if you …

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How to use 16x2 LCD with Raspberry Pi

raspberry pi lcd

The 16x2 parallel LCD (HD44780) is a popular liquid crystal display among hobbyists due to its cheap price and ease of use. The Arduino platform recognizes its popularity and created the LiquidCrystal library for it. The Arduino LCD tutorial covers that. I attempted to port the LiquidCrystal library to the Raspberry Pi using Python and was fairly successful. Here’s how …

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Raspberry Pi VNC Control Via PC

Raspberry Pi VNC

I don't have a monitor for my Raspberry Pi so I use SSH to access and control it. I can do everything I need with SSH but sometimes I just grow tired of looking at the terminal and just want to point and click my mouse in using my board. So how can I use the RPi's GUI without a …

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Serial Communication with Microcontrollers

microcontroller serial communication

When working on projects, there'll be lots of times when your microcontroller needs serial communication to talk to other devices or other micros. The most common example of this is adding IoT capabilities to your Arduino board or PIC using ESP8266 or GSM module.  A number of sensors and LCD displays also send and receive data serially.

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