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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Using 20×4 RGB LCD over i2c with a Raspberry Pi

Recently, I’ve been dabbling with electronics to fill the void of spare time I’ve found myself with while I’m between jobs. I’m currently working on a half-baked idea to create some sort of digital assistant who will take instructions in some form, and then read stuff back to me in a Siri-esque manner. Nothing sounds more awesome than having twitter @replies read out to you, right?! To kick off this project ...

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Raspberry Pi Wall Display Without X-Windows

This Instructable will walk through using a Raspberry Pi and a monitor or television to create a digital sign or display. A digital display like this can be used at home, at a company, or at any organization to display upcoming events, notices, calendars, photos, news, etc. What's different about this is that we won't be using X-Windows on the Raspberry Pi to do this, but instead will be using framebuffer s ...

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16×2 LCD Module Control Using Python

LCD Module Hardware The pinout of the module is : Ground VCC (Usually +5V) Contrast adjustment (VO) Register Select (RS). RS=0: Command, RS=1: Data Read/Write (R/W). R/W=0: Write, R/W=1: Read Enable Bit 0 (Not required in 4-bit operation) Bit 1 (Not required in 4-bit operation) Bit 2 (Not required in 4-bit operation) Bit 3 (Not required in 4-bit operation) Bit 4 Bit 5 Bit 6 Bit 7 LED Backlight Anode (+) LED ...

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Raspberry Pi Hard Case

The other day I finally received my Raspberry Pi Model B in the mail!!!  It only took 6 months.... but at least it arrived. Regardless, I now have it in hand an am happily projecting away.  Of course I could spend 30-50$ odd dollars online and buy a snazzy clear case or I could put on my MacGyver hat (better known as the I'm a broke student hat') and pull out my trusty Swiss army Knife and build this case! ...

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Simple Raspberry Pi Portable

This is a very simple instructable that will show you how to put together a little portable Raspberry Pi. Watch the video for visual instructions:Video Step 1: Parts and Tools A Raspberry Pi This could be any raspberry pi, but I chose the Raspberry Pi 2. If you use the Raspberry Pi 2, B+, or A+, than you will also need a micro SD card. For older Raspberry Pi models, you will need an SD card. -Portable USB P ...

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Switch through custom data with 16×2 LCD screen and Raspberry Pi

Introduction After starting my circuit testing with some LEDs and switches I moved up to a small 16×2 LCD screen (HD44780 controller) with the Raspberry Pi.  The configuration of the LCD pins and base code for output to the 16×2 LCD screen is taken from the excellent Raspberry Pi Spy website.  I’ve made a few modifications: Added some python code to obtain hostname, IP address, CPU load and memory usage. In ...

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Wooden Raspberry Pi Handheld

Hello, this is a step-by-step instruction on how to make a wooden raspberry pi handheld. Step 1: Things you need First you need a raspberry pi, no matter if you are using a model A or B. I used a raspberry pi model B because it has got more RAM. Then you need a screen for it, I used a 4.3" TFT car monitor. The screen should accept 5 v, for 3.5" or 4.3" car monitors are lots of guides how to make them workin ...

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Portable Raspberry Pi (V4)

The Raspberry Pi. Its a $35 computer the size of a credit card. Being very small, its great for its portability. However, this is usually the problem as it is hard to make it portable. Over the past year and a half, I have worked with my friend (KM4BLG) to create a portable raspberry pi. Recently my High School got a Makerbot Replicator, so I was able to 3D print an enclosure for the new portable raspberry ...

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The Raspberry Pi – Lapdock Connection

Now that you have your nifty new Raspberry Pi, you'll need a display for it. Teensy analog monitors are pretty cheap, but what you really want is a decent HDMI display. Unfortunately, they're expensive, running from $150 on up into the thousands for the huge ones. But, for about $75 (or even as low as $40, used, on eBay) you can get a discontinued model of the notorious Motorola Atrix Lapdock, the one that ...

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