Netbook Laptop Build for $ 160 – Raspberry Pi Powered.

Hey Everyone! I'm 13, and I was inspired by online projects and cool computer builds to see if I could build a laptop. This may not be the greatest tutorial ever, but this laptop has 512 mb of ram, a 1ghz processor, with wifi, around 4 gb of space. but it's only 160! Step 1: Overview of Parts Ok, so here we go these are the general list of parts needed, I'll list what I used and the general object too. I fo ...

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HACCSY – Hackerspace Access Control and Check in System

HACCSY abreviation stands for Hackerspace Access Control and Check in System and that’s pretty much what it does. HACCSY app is meant to run on a RaspberryPi that’s connected to internet and the front door electric strike lock. It does the job of a simple Check in System and Door Access Control System (2 in 1), it queries a REST service by handing it the scanned in RFID card reader and it will return ‘true’ ...

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How a headless Raspberry Pi can tell you its IP address

By now, most Instructables users are at least familiar with the Raspberry Pi. It's a full 32-bit computer in the dimensions of a man's wallet. You may even own one and love that it can control lots of electronic objects while still streaming media or running scripts. Instead of learning C, you can write Python or Perlscripts and focus on the higher thinking. Two newer releases change the scale of what someo ...

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DIY Portable Mini Monitor

In this project I will show you how I used a 1280x800 LCD Kit to build a battery powered portable mini monitor which is useful for your DSLR camera, your Raspberry Pi or to extend the viewing field of your computer. Let's get started! Step 1: Watch the videos! The 2 parts of this video should give you all the fundamental information you need to build this right. But I will give you some extra pictures and a ...

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PROJECT 2 – Driving a Liquid Crystal Display

Introduction You can use the Pi to drive a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to display all sorts of information: it could be date, time, system status, disk utilisation, MAC and IP address, etc. The most common LCD is one based on the Hitachi HD44780 chip. This is an LCD controller and driver LSI device with embedded fonts and the ability to create custom characters. The LCD module and driver chip are supplied ...

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Raspberry pi touchscreen LCD: The Best LCD Tutorial

Touchscreen displays are always one of the coolest things that you can add to a raspberry pi. Having a neat display always boosts the overall funk of your project. You can build upon a prolific number of applications using portable TFT LCD displays. Maybe create even your own customized smartphone. However, most displays are not used because they are expensive and are really complicated to interface with th ...

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Raspberry PI – MSP 430 – LCD

DEM16101 LCD unusable No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't figure out how to use it. I think I managed to talk to the KS066 controller correctly (I reliably reset the controller using the initialization sequence) but I could not figure out the voltage required to power the LCD. It looks like the LCD might require negative voltage (it's the only way I managed to have the LCD show some character blocks) but ...

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Raspberry Pi 2 Kraft Case

I received my long-expected Raspberry Pi a few days ago. I just couldn't wait to try out my crazy ideas on it. But wait, what if Pi can go portable. What if Pi can still rock on when a power source is unavailable. Problems to solve: How to power supply when we on the road How to put all the modules we need together So this is what I came up with,Pi 2 Kraft Case, a brace for Pi & the power bank, which br ...

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How to drive a Character LCD display using the Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial we'll take you through how to connect a 16x2 LCD display up to your Raspberry Pi using GPIO pins. Being able to display a message on the LCD is not only very cool but can be pretty useful too, for example in this tutorial we'll cover how to get your LCD display to display the IP address of your raspberry Pi. For this exercise you will need: A Raspberry Pi (obviously!) A HDD44780 compatible ...

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Raspberry Pi Scoreboard

This is a simple project that  tries to use the Raspberry Pi as a Scoreboard.. on a character LCD What we will do in this project is write a python script that will use httplib and rplcd to connect to the internet and display the score.. if you are not aware of Raspberry Pi or the Python programming language, there are plenty of resources on-line. I personally learned python from the python monk and learnpy ...

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