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SHORTING PINS ON A RASPBERRY PI IS A BAD IDEA; PMIC FAILURES UNDER INVESTIGATION

You may have noticed, we’re fans of the Raspberry Pi here at Hackaday. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t feature a hack that uses a Pi somewhere in the build. As useful as the Pis are, they aren’t entirely without fault. We’ve talked about the problems with the PoE hat, and multiple articles about keeping SD cards …

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Raspberry Pi Web-Enabled Irrigation Bypass Project

A Better Solution The problem with rain sensors lies within how they are engineered. My particular rain sensor works by using absorbent cork discs to detect moisture. When it rains, the discs swell-up with water, depressing a switch which disables the watering. The watering is enabled again when the discs dry-out and contract, releasing the …

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[Project] Raspberry Pi Powered WiFi Streaming Camera

Scope: To build a Raspberry Pi powered video camera, capable of streaming over a home wireless network. BOM: – Raspberry Pi (With Raspbian OS) – RPi compatible Wifi Dongle (List here) – Camera Module (Here) – Wifi enabled PC with VLC media player Instructions: Connect the Raspberry Pi Camera Module to the CSI connector located …

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