…I have been learning how to use Python Programming language while driving a truck here in the UK. I have been making my websites while I am parked up and also playing around with a RaspberryPi computer. When we have the container loaded at the customers address we have to phone in and when it’s been unloaded do the same. We also let the office know when we have our shipping container lowered on the trailer or lifted off at the port. This normally means going through the switchboard to an operator and passing him simple information 4-5 times a day (with 50 trucks). They then update the software and then book the container with the next location, so I’ve automated it and learned how to use Python Programming.
You can connect switches, lights, sensors and much more to the device. I have been using the new Model B+ s connecting to the board and learning about this fantastic module. The script will Tweet and email the transport office the trucks status. I have fitted four switches to the GPIO pins of the computer and this effects the code with some clever outcomes. Please follow the Twitter account and also the next video with bar code scanning that I shall publish in a few weeks…..
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.