Here is a cool project that is worth trying. Bookmarking for myself to try one of these days.
It is one of those times where you think why did I not think of that. Finally a good use for Amazon Dash buttons.
This guide shows you how to hack an Amazon Dash Button to shut down or reset your Raspberry Pi.
Here is a really cool project that may one day bear trying out.
Ryan shows off is take on building a Kubernetes cluster using RPi.
Possibly one of the coolest projects ever using Raspberry Pi. Zheng Wang makes a self driving car using Rpi. The main processing is handled by a PC while Raspberry handles sensor input and transmission of sensor data to PC. The RC control is handled by an Arduino which receives its control from the PC.
Source: Self Driving RC Car – Zheng Wang
Here is an exceptional mod where a teeny USB hub is paired with Raspberry PI zero in a custom case. The result looks like a professional designed product. Will need to try out.
Here is a really neat project that demonstrates unique usage of BLE, PIR sensors and RPi to detect presence of people and manage booking of conference rooms. Also learned about “LoRaWan” technology.
Real interesting to see how the different components work together to create this unique solution.
I was looking for a Soil moisture sensor on eBay, Amazon but was always leery of the sensitivity till I came across this nifty little sensor created by DrX. Definitely worth experimenting. He has published the BRD and SCH files so anyone trying to experiment can get their own via OSHpark.
iameli has a RPi based door unlocker that is non destructive and non intrusive for those who do not want into hack into their existing security/locking mechanism. His solution is s simple replication of human action but using a Rpi to control the tactile action using a servo. If you need a replicate a button pushing action that will unlock your door or lock this project is a great inspiration. This could be particularly interesting for those who live in apartment building which are still rocking antiquated door unlockers.
More details and pictures on the site after the jump …iameli — buttonpusher.
Pete has a cool project where he goes over setup of diminutive but quite capable ESP8266 chip with LUA firmware. Though still at a demo stage to illustrate that the device can be made to operate in a standalone mode with programmed firmware able to react and respond to commands and instructions as opposed to it being used purely as a Wifi enabler board for a microcomputer based project.
In his own words…
What do I mean by a computer in this context? I mean a device capable of connecting to the outside world via WIFI and doing real things – like flashing a light or reading a sensor – and having a human interface installed…. I’m stretching this a little, but essentially right now as I write this I have in front of me a computer capable of responding to commands in a terminal window – for £2 – does that have your interest?
Adding this to the long list of projects to try out.