Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Projects

  1. Creating a mesh sensor network using Raspberry Pi and XBee radio modules
    Introduction We live in uncertain times. The list of environmental problems seems to grow, while the solutions feel increasingly out of reach. But daunting as it may be, it is…
  2. Design of Remote Datalogger Connection and Live Data Tweeting System
    I. INTRODUCTION Global average temperatures have increased alongside increases in population and consumption. These changes pose serious threats to the current standard of living as weather events become less predictable and…
  3. Implementation and Design of Webcam Systems for Traffic Monitoring in Acadia National Park
    Abstract Because traffic congestion often has impacts on safety, visitor experience, resources, emergency response times, and park operations, reducing congestion is an important management topic for Acadia National Park. This…
  4. Design Applications for Girls on Raspberry Pi Platform
    1.0 Background Millions of girls in developing countries are still being denied an education. This issue isworldwide and slow education progress for girls nowadays will have a huge impact in…
  5. Farmaid: Plant Disease Detection Robot
    Robot that drives around autonomously in greenhouse environment and identifies diseases. https://youtu.be/12BvNxfrQ7k Inspired by the work of plantvillage.psu.edu and iita.org, we wanted to use the DonkeyCar platform to build a…
  6. Win10 IOT Irrigation Controller with Moisture Sensors
    Using Win10 IOT, RPi2, and XBee, measure lawn soil moisture, and automatically run irrigation as necessary. Background Large portions of the US have suffered from low water or drought conditions…
  7. Low-Cost ECG Pathology Detection with Deep Neural Networks
    We aim to bring proper heart care to developing countries. An early detection of these pathologies its vital for an effective treatment. The problem According to the World Health Organization,…
  8. Pool Fill Control
    A system to monitor water level, temp, pH, ORP, filter pressure, electrical usage, and pump operation. Refills pool when necessary. Story The Idea Over the summer of 2015 my sons…
  9. Solar-Powered Squirrel Kam (Pi Zero W) UPDATED
    Combines basic woodworking (house/feeder) with a Pi Zero W/cam powered by batteries/solar & turned on/off w/ an ATtiny85 and BH1750. Story Background I live half a mile above sea level…
  10. Helium Air Quality Sensor
    A Helium-based air quality sensor and solar setup.As environmental concerns and awareness increase, I decided to build and deploy an array of wireless, self-contained, weather-resistant, solar-powered air quality sensors, also…
  11. Transform a 25-Watt Semi-Flexible Panel into a Practical Battery Charger
    Sunlight may be free, but transforming it into usable electricity is not. I learned this back in 1965 when I bought some surplus silicon solar cells from dealer Herbach and…
  12. How Much Power Does Raspberry Pi 3B+ Use? Power Measurements
    Since the original Pi came out I’ve been interested in how much power it consumes. It’s become something of a launch week tradition to publish a new chart and some…
  13. How To Hack An Apple Time Capsule With A Raspberry Pi
    Introducing the "Pi Capsule."  It's currently the only Apple Time Capsule you can plug into your TV...,does this make it an Apple TV?  😉 Ok, ok, let's say you have…
  14. 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…
  15. Join the IOT with your Weather Station – CWOP
    Do-Wop, Do-Wop the CWOP.... In this New Instructable by SwitchDoc Labs you will learn What is CWOP (Citizens Weather Observation Program) How to connect a Raspberry Pi based Weather Station…
  16. Build an arcade machine powered by raspberry pi for a low budget
    So I was inspired by the projects I saw online like the NaCade and the Porta-Pi, and wanted to build somthing similar. Problem was, as a 13 year old kid,…
  17. Host your own blog from a $25 Raspberry Pi computer
    Now everybody knows it's way smarter to just pay someone to host your website. But what not everybody knows is that it's way more punk rock to Do it Yourself.…
  18. Solar Power, Weather and the Raspberry Pi
    Solar Power, Weather and the Raspberry Pi SwitchDoc Labs is in the process of building a Solar Powered Raspberry Pi Weather Station.   The design will be released as a…
  19. Solar Powering My Home!
    My home has been solar powered since June 2013 and the power system has proven its reliability. I'm a proud owner of an OFF GRID solar power system. I decided…
  20. Solar powering a Raspberry Pi for Bitcoin mining
    Introduction: As a simple one-GPU bitcoin miner, the recent growth in ASIC (Application specific integrated circuit) bitcoin mining hardware has been a real gamechanger. In my case, there are some…
  21. Solar Power on the Raspberry Pi – SunAir
    designed to charge LiPo batteries from Solar Panels and power your Pi. First SunAir Kickstarter Update (Dec 7, 2014) Published here. An earlier generation of this project was used in Project Curacao.…
  22. WeatherPiArduino Weather Board
    WeatherPiArduino is a weather station controller board designed to interface to Arduino and Raspberry Pi computers.  It is an interface board developed by SwitchDoc Labs to allow the user to…
  23. PiGI – Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface
    Geiger counters are basically just devices which enable us to measure ionizing radiation. In the context of human activity we have to deal with natural radiation sources and artificial ones.…
  24. Raspberry Pi and Arduino: Building Reliable Systems with WatchDog Timers
    Summary: In this Instructable we look at how to build more reliable computer systems using WatchDog timers. We show how to set up and use the Raspberry Pi and Arduino…
  25. Raspberry Pi and 1-Wire
    In this article by Jack Creasey, author of Raspberry Pi Essentials, we will learn about the remote input/output technology and devices that can be used with the Raspberry Pi. We will…
  26. X100/105/200/300 Function Expansion Board for Raspberry Pi B/B+
    The X100 expansion board designed for use on the Raspberry Pi (RPi) computer platform. The board supplies RPi with a regulated +5V from a wide-range voltage source and also contains…
  27. BeaconAir On Raspberry Pi / iBeacons
    BeaconAir is a Raspberry Pi based project that reads the advertising packets coming from iBeacons and roughly calculates the physical position of BeaconAir by Trilateration.  This is an application that uses my…
  28. MoPi is mobile, hot-swap and 24/7 power for the Raspberry Pi.
    I want one! (how to order) Something not working? Raise an issue. (In early 2014 we ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first production version, which is due for…
  29. Powering a Raspberry Pi with a 5W solar panel
    My plan was to make a solar powered raspberry pi. To run a Facebook AIML chat bot written in c#. (In the daytime) What you will need: 1 x Raspberry…
  30. X105 EXPANSION BOARD
    KEY FEATURES Input Voltage - 6V to 23Vdc converted to 5V, 3A via step-down DC/DC converter to power the Raspberry Pi VGA output  - HDMI to VGA converter supporting up…
  31. Solar Powered Raspberry Pi
    Step 1: What You need A raspberry pi A solar panel (with built in charger controller or a Solar Charging Regulator) A car power socket A usb car power adapter A battery…
  32. Raspberry Pi Irrigation Controller
    Gardening improves health and quality of life, connecting us to our local environment. Plus, you can eat organic fruits and veggies at very little cost. Yet for all these fantastic…
  33. All Weather Solar Powered Raspberry Pi
    Here I am going to show you how to set up a solar panel, buck convertors and batteries to create a solar power solution that will keep your pi powered…
  34. Weather station based on Raspberry Pi
    This is a simple project for a weather station. Initially it reads temperature, pressure and humidity. Next step is to measure wind direction and after that wind speed. The base…
  35. Lightning! The Lightning Detector for Raspberry Pi Weather Station
    In this Instructable you will learn: How to a connect a Lightning Detector to a Solar Powered Weather Station How to design and position the lightning detector for best perfomance…
  36. Totally Wireless Bird House
    Making of DIY bird house project with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Here is a detailed explanation how to make a totally wireless surveillance style bird house. About the design The…
  37. Raspoulette Prototype
    Hi guys, When i see a raspberry pi contest i decide to make a prototype of an idea i had for few time, let me present my Raspoulette! I will…
  38. NaCade – The Naked Raspberry Pi Arcade Machine
    The brains of this setup is the Raspberry Pi computer. It's not overly powerful by today's standards but it can run early style games and systems pretty well. It's small…
  39. Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the Backseat
    Scope of project: After building a Bar-Top Raspberry Pi retro gaming machine I determined that while cool I cant take it around easily as it weighs about 40 lbs and…
  40. Control outdoor lights that come on automatically when it gets darks
    What you’ll need 1.2 k resistor 2.2 k resistor Light dependent resistor 1 μF capacitor Breadboard and wires You’ve probably all seen those cheap, solar-powered lamps that you can stick into…
  41. USB PowerControl for Raspberry Pi and Arduino
    Within United States: SwitchDoc Labs Store – Powered by Amazon (Now with Amazon Prime!) Outside of United States: Tindie.com The USB PowerControl board is a USB to USB solid state relay.  It…
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