Author archive for John

Author archive for John

  • BrickPi+ assembeld Tank - 2
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    Building Dex in Minecraft on a Pi

    To celebrate our new mascot Dex, we made a hack to build Dex from stone in Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi.  With a little bit of hacking we were able to write a Python script that generated Dex in Minecraft.  Dex arises from the horizon with stone, one block at a time, with a little Python code.  This process...

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    Hacking the Worm Brain with a GoPiGo and Raspberry Pi

    The C Elegans worm is one of the most-studied animals in science.  In neurobiology, it’s the most basic brain model scientists use to study how the brain works.  Now you can have a robot that thinks like one! The C Elegans worm brain has been brought to the Raspberry Pi Robot.  The Connectome project has modeled the C Elegans...

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    GPS and a Lesson in Open Source Software

    We recently had a really great collaborative experience on our forums I wanted to share.  It demonstrates the power of open source software.  The story unfolds in two parts: the touchy feely part (which I’ll share first) and the slightly more technical part and how we solved the problem (which I’ll dive into, being the nerd I am). The Problem As...

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  • GoPiGo and Java

    Hot of the heels of our NodeJS announcement, GoPiGo is getting yet another language: Java.  The library was added by prolific adder Marcello Barile.  Thank you Marcello!  You can now write Raspberry Pi robot programs in Java! Get Started You can find the full Java library for the GoPiGo in Github here.  If you pull or update your GoPiGo fork, the...

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  • nodejs-pi

    GoPiGo in Node.js and C

    When we originally designed the GoPiGo, we wrote the software in Python.  We did this because it’s an easy language to use and to learn.  One of the major advantages of making open source hardware is that our community can help open up new things for our hardware.  Folks have taken some of our projects and really run with them, making...

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  • Weaved_Pi_LOGO

    Using Weaved on the Raspberry Pi: Unleash the Internet of Things

    There’s this cool new thing, you might have heard of: the Internet of Things.  You’ve probably seen lots of commercials from the likes of IBM or Samsung about how your dishwasher will be connected to your car, and your toilet will become wired to your telephone and your toaster will know your playlist. The future is the internet of...

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  • GrovePi Kit with Package

    GrovePi+ Starter Kit

    This month we’re re-introducing the GrovePi+ Starter Kit.  The starter kit us updated with a new set of sensors, and the new GrovePi+ board.  It comes in a handsome plastic case, along with printed instructions on how to get started. New in the Starter Kit Most notably, we’ve added a beautiful set of color printed instructions to get started with...

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    Controlling Lionel Trains with the Raspberry Pi

    What happens when you take an old Lionel model train system and add some web-control?  This week, we set out to control a Lionel model train set with the Raspberry Pi. In this project, we go step by step through the parts, hardware, and software to control a Lionel model train set over the web. We use a Raspberry Pi...

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