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Reading a Rotary Encoder from a Raspberry Pi

I wanted to attach a knob to my Raspberry Pi to act as a vol­ume con­trol for my MPD based jukebox. Tra­di­tion­ally vol­ume con­trol devices are imple­mented with poten­tiome­ters act­ing as inputs for ampli­fiers. A poten­tiome­ter is a hard­ware device with a knob or a slider that, in a word allows for a vari­able volt­age …

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Reading analogue data on a Raspberry Pi using MCP3002

I got a bit disappointed with my little bus pirate yesterday. I’ll investigate how to update it to fix the odd SPI behaviour another time, but for now, its on to trying to read the MCP3002 SPI ADC chip directly using the Raspberry Pi. However, this one I’m going to do a bit differently. My …

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Analog Sensors Reading with Raspberry Pi and Zabbix Supervisor

Analog Sensors Reading with Raspberry Pi as Interface The Raspberry Pi has no built in analogue inputs which means it is a bit of a pain to use many of the available sensors. We need a A/D interface easy to configure in the RPi and the MCP3008 is the answer. The MCP3008 is a 10bit …

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