Postbag – Adadfruit micro:bit, arcade game pad GMH-063

Postbag Adafruit GMH-063, packages from Adafruit are always a joy to get. This one was special because it had a micro:bit BBC computer that can be coded with Microsofts Block editor, JavaScript or microPython.

00:29 Raspberry PI 3 Model b – https://goo.gl/NPWBKc

01:52 Adafruit Joy Bonnet for Raspberry Pi – https://goo.gl/BKMJhJ

03:21 BBC micro:bit https://goo.gl/xg1zQb

Microsofts micro:bit web-based Block Editor / JavaScript – https://goo.gl/C89Sfh

micro:bit web-based microPython IDE – https://goo.gl/edkKpA

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Raspberry Pi Airplay Boombox — Adafruit Industries

Learning Guide: Boomy Pi Airplay Speaker Raspberry Pi Boombox In this Project we’re using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to make an AirPlay-ready audio player. With shairport sync, you can stream audio from an iOS device to the Raspberry Pi. We think this is a great little airplay speaker project using Raspberry Pi, 3D printing,…

I am so going to build something along these lines.  An InterWeb radio box.

via New Project! Raspberry Pi Airplay Boombox — Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

GMH 046 Postbag HDMIController Raspberry PI Zero W and case

Adafruit Rasberry Pi Zero W
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3400

Pibow Zero Case for Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3005

Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 Camera Cable
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3157

2mm Pitch 25-Pin Female Socket Headers – Pack of 5
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2672

VSDISPLAY HDMI+VGA+2AV LCD Controller Board work for 15.4″ 17″ 1440×900 lcd panel
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NGZPN18/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Samsung 32GB EVO Plus Class 10 Micro SDHC with Adapter 80mb/s (MB-MC32DA/AM)
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GMH 045 Postbag ESP8266 Relay, DiceKit, PiZero W

ESP8266 5V WiFi relay module Things smart home remote control switch phone, 400m APP $4.25
Vendor: e_goto Processor store
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1.Onboard Module:ESP8266 wifi module;in AP mode it can connect with 5 Clients at the same time
2.Operating Way:cellphone carried on wifi module;cellphone and wifi module carried on the same router,and use APP to control relay
3.Transmission Distance:400m (max)
4.Relay:5V,10A/250V AC 10A/30V DC
5.Baud Rate:9600,8,1,0,0
6.Features:diode effusion protection;short response time

Onboard ESP8266 11 WIFI module has three types of work: STA (client), AP (heat
Point) and STfA + AP (client + hot), according to the work of the module to select the corresponding WIFI model
Head to work mode.
Before using the need to use serial debugging software and USB to TTL module to send serial port instructions on the WIFI module into
Line configuration (after the completion of the configuration do not power, because the WIFI module after some of the parameters can not be saved)
Mobile phone and WIFI module to establish a network connection can use the mobile phone APP control relay.

Electronic Dice NE555 CD4017 DIY Kit 5mm Red LEDs 4.5-5V ICSK057A Electronic Fun Kit $2.19
Vendor: e_goto Processor store (IC Station) circuit
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ICSK057A Precise Electronic Dice DIY Kit 7pcs 5mm Red LEDs
Electronic dice kit is based on the NE555 oscillator circuit and circuit CD4017 counter display kit.

1. Kit parameters:
Supply voltage: 4.5-5V
Dimensions: 74 * 35mm

2. Function:
When a power-up, 7 LED will randomly display a number of points, players press the switch S1,7 all lit LED only after about 7 seconds LED light starts blinking, until finally showed stable points. Throughout the end of the first “crap” process.

3. Circuit:
Circuit mainly by the pulse generator and a decade counter circuit. Pulse generator and external elements by NE555 multivibrator, when you press the button S1 when Q1 turns on, the output pulse NE555 3 feet, then five turns the output CD4017 output high, resistors and transistors by different combination, can drive seven LED light to indicate the number of points 1-6 points.

uxcell Waterproof Plastic Electric Project Case Junction Box (2.3×1.4-Inches, 5pcs) $8.07
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Adafruit Raspberry Pi Zero Case $4.75
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3252

This is a basic, classic Pi Zero enclosure with a black base and a clear top. The case is as minimal as it gets, coming in just two pieces of polycarbonate that snap snugly together. This case will keep your Pi Zero safe and secure while also looking super sleek. You can use all of the connectors on the edges of the Pi: mini HDMI, microSD slot, microUSB power, and microUSB port. There’s also a cut out to allow a 2×20-pin header to be soldered onto the Pi Zero.

The enclosure was designed by Mike Doell – just like our elegant, beautiful, and functional Pi Case for Raspberry Pi Model B. Made of ultra-durable, super-glossy polycarbonate, it is both good looking and tough enough to toss into your pocket, bookbag, or toolbox. It has slim openings for all your cables, an easy-to-access slot for your Micro SD card, slots for your Pi Camera, and a space for your GPIO cable to extend out from the Pi.

The Pi sits nicely in the base, latching to the corner pegs, and the lid fits snugly on top. If you want to break-out your Pi you can simply snap off the GPIO slot and add pHATs, Bonnets, GPIO cables and other accessories with ease.

Raspberry Pi Zero W $10
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3400

If you didn’t think that the Raspberry Pi Zero could possibly get any better, then boy do we have a pleasant surprise for you! The new Raspberry Pi Zero W offers all the benefits of the Pi Zero v1.3, but with one big difference – built-in WiFi!

More specifically, this giant upgrade is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi Zero – just like the Pi 3! No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise).

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GMH 043 Postbag Raspberry Pi Camera, IR Lights

Raspberry Pi Camera Focal Adjustable Night Vision Camera Module for Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B Raspberry Pi Noir Camera $15.60
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CCD size : 1/4inch
Aperture (F) : 1.8
Focal Length : 3.6MM (adjustable)
Diagonal : 75.7 degree
Sensor best resolution : 1080p

High-quality ABS DIY 9V Battery Storage Holder Case Box With Cord Wire Lead ON/OFF Toggle Switch 67x33x20mm $0.90
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Yosoo 5 Pcs 100x60x25mm Plastic Cover Project Electronic Enclosure Instrument Case DIY Power Junction Box $11.99
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GMH 033 “Lost” Postbag Adafruit Raspberry Pi 3 Rev B, Light Valve, PI Zero

This is one of the “Lost” videos that was recovered after the transfer to the New Servers It dates back to Feb 2017.  My apologies, It’s a little rough

Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B – ARMv8 with 1G RAM

There are two giant upgrades in the Pi 3. The first is a next generation Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor, making the processor speed increase from 900 MHz on the Pi 2 to up to 1.2GHz on the Pi 3.

The second giant upgrade (and this is the one we’re personally most excited about) is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi. No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise)

Lastly, there’s an upgraded switched power source that goes up to 2.5 Amps instead of just 2 Amps – allowing your Pi to power even more powerful devices over USB ports.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3055

Liquid Crystal Light Valve – LCD Controllable Black-out Panel

What do you get when you power a layer of liquid crystal material sandwiched between two sheets of glass? A Liquid Crystal Light Valve (a.k.a a LCD Controllable Black-out Panel)! They’re often used for electric welding helmets because they can protect the welder’s eyes from the bright sparks. Or – if you aren’t a welder – they can be used to provide a “reveal” effect for your project, as you can control the opaqueness of the LCD.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3330

Sexy Cyborg NSFW ish light panel outfit

Rasberry Pi Zero W

More specifically, this giant upgrade is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi Zero – just like the Pi 3! No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise).

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3400

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Visual Studio Code for Raspberry PI Installation made simple

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The Raspberry PI is an ARM-based Linux system.  Sometimes this makes installing software a bit difficult.  Visual Studio Code is my go-to editor of choice for just about everything.  When I attempted it on nyRaspberryy PI 3 Rev b I saw plenty of headaches in the blog posts.  The Jay Rogers came to the rescue with this simple method of installing Visual Studio Code.

Installation Scripts

(including Raspberry Pis, Odroids and other single-board computers)

Packages are currently available in DEB and RPM format for ARM, x86 and amd64 systems.

You can use the scripts here to install the packages and add their repository to your system.

Open a new terminal. If you need super-user rights (you probably do), then you can enter sudo -s and press return to enter a super-user session. Run the installer for your current distribution:

 APT instructions

(including Debian, Raspbian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint)

. <( wget -O - https://code.headmelted.com/installers/apt.sh )

via: https://code.headmelted.com/

GMH 026 NSFW Postbag Wine Corker, Servos, SBC Cases, Logic converters

GMH 026 NSFW Postbag Wine Corker, Servos, SBC Cases, Logic converters

Plastic Red happy man Wine Bottle Stoppers Kitchen Bar Tools fit general wine bottles

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100% NEW Wholesale SG90 9G Micro Servo Motor For Robot 6CH RC Helicopter Airplane Controls for Arduino

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This is the most popular mini servo. Only weighs 9 gram and gives you a 1.5kg.cm torque. Pretty strong regarding its size. Suitable for Beam type robot.

Operating speed: 0.3second/ 60degree
Stall Torque : 1.5kg/cm

High-Quality Metal gear Digital Servos MG90S 9g Servo Upgraded SG90 For Rc Robot Helicopter Airplane mg995 mg90

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Metal Gear
Full Ball Bearing
Stall Torque : 1.8kg/cm(4.8V )2.2kg/cm(6V)
Operating Speed : 0.1sec/60degree(4.8v),0.08sec/60degree(6v)

SG5010 High Torque Digital Servo Motor RC Robot for Arduino UNO R3

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Coreless motor and double ball bearing.
Operating speed (4.8V no load): 0.14sec/60 degrees
Operating speed (6.0V no load): 0.11sec/60 degrees
Stall torque (4.8V): (8kg/cm) (110oz/in.)
Stall torque (6.0V): (11kg/cm) (156oz/in.)

Best Price Enclosure Transparent Gloss Acrylic Box Clear Cover Compatible For Arduino Mega 2560 R3 Case UNO

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Hot Raspberry Pi 3 Transparent Acrylic Case Protective Cover Box with Mini Fan for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and B+ (B Plus) Board

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Mini Fan:
Suitable for Raspberry Pi B / Raspberry Pi B+ / Raspberry Pi A+ / Raspberry Pi 2

4-channel Bi-Directional Logic Level Shifter Converter 3.3V 5V for Arduino TE291

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5PCS-IIC-I2C-Logic-Level-Converter-Bi-Directional-Module-5V-to-3-3V-TE291/32493172165.html?

If you’ve ever tried to connect a 3.3V device to a 5V system, you know what a challenge it can be. the bi-directional logic level converter is a small device that safely steps down 5V signals to 3.3V AND steps up 3.3V to 5V at the same time.

 

GMH 025 Postbag Clap Relay Module, DIY VU Meter Kit, Buck Converter

GMH-025-Clap Relay, DIY VU Meter, Raspberry PI Case, Boost converters, Dupont Cables

Dupont line 120pcs 30cm male to male + male to female and female to female jumper wire Dupont cable for Arduino

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dupont-line-120pcs-30cm-male-to-male-male-to-female-and-female-to-female-jumper-wire/32581885355.html

Servo bracket PT Pan/Tilt Camera Platform Anti-Vibration Camera Mount for Aircraft FPV dedicated nylon PTZ for 9G SG90

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Servo-bracket-PT-Pan-Tilt-Camera-Platform-An?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.MikMYr

LM3915 Audio Level Indicator DIY Kit Electronic Production Suite Good

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5V Voice control switch suite DIY kits selling electronic circuit with high quality

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ 3 B Black Case Cover Shell Enclosure Box Transparent double color Compatible LCD 3.2 inch/3.5 inch

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DC-DC Adjustable Step-up boost Power Converter Module XL6009 Replace LM2577

 

Happy 5th Birthday Raspberry Pi group, Thanks for the Pi Zero “W” wireless

Pyromaniac shares: I wanted to create a simple to print, detach and mount case/holder for the Raspberry Pi ZERO (W). It has only one part You don’t need any screws You have detach helper (see pictures), use a small screwdriver or something similar Because of the “springs” in the middle, the case is flexible (that’s…

This is a game changer.  A very small wi-fi enabled Linux computer with general purpose I/O (GPIO) ports, camera port, HDI port, micro SD slot and, drum roll, a wireless adapter built in, for $10.  I have a number of these and always end up putting them in some form of a case, to protect them.  This is a case that’s not a case, provides basic protection without any bulk or wasted space, what a great design.  Going to the local library to print one today.  Yep, the library.

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