Running 1 or 2 Cheap NeoPixel Rings

Let me save you a bit of trouble.The library herehttps://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixelWill add “strandtest” and other things to your example sketches. You download the zip file and add library by zip file from the “Sketch” = “Include Library” = “Add.ZIP Library” menu in the Arduino IDE. I am…By: Peterthinking Read more

Put some Color in your LEDs: Controlling Your Raspberry Pi from your iPhone with Simulink @Raspberry_Pi …

Nice write-up from Guy Rouleau up on the MathWorks Blog. Color-controlled lighting has become increasingly popular, and, although sometimes it is purely ornamental, there is enough scientific evidence to show that the color of the light in your environment has a direct impact on your circadian rhythm. There are multiple options in the market to buy off-the-shelf “Smart” lightbulbs and LED strips, that you can control with your mobile phone.... Read more

Top 5: Internet-in-a-Box on the Raspberry Pi, strengths of the D programming language, and more

In this week’s Top 5, we highlight internet access with the Internet-in-a-Box on the Raspberry Pi, the features of the D programming language that makes it great for collaborative software development, how to use the SquuezePi to create a streaming music system for the home office, a longtime Python developer’s software engineering rules and testing best practices, and an introduction to the IRC client, Riot. Read more

Raspberry Pi at heart of global computing skills plan

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is joining forces with the CoderDojo Foundation, which runs a a global network of coding clubs for kids from seven to 17. This will create the largest global initiative to promote computing amongst young students. “We have set ourselves an ambitious goal: to quadruple the number of CoderDojos worldwide, to 5,000, by … Read full article: Raspberry Pi at heart of global computing skills plan Read more