Adafruit Raspberry Pi Learn Guide roundup! Happy 7th birthday @Raspberrypi
Happy Birthday to ya Raspberry pi! To celebrate we are rounding up some of our latest greatest Raspberry pi learn guides in the Adafruit Learn system! Check out some of our faves below and see all 250 of our Raspberry pi guides here!
Raspberry Pi Selfie Bot!: Instead of a selfie booth, bring SelfieBot to your next party! This Raspberry Pi project has a mind of its own: SelfieBot giggles, snoozes, and prints selfies on its thermal printer. Animated facial expressions and sounds are triggered by movement-based interactions. SelfieBot is contained in a customizable laser-cut acrylic and 3D-printed case. Learn more!
Circadian Pi Desk Light:
Blue light in the morning and red light in the evening can help us adopt a more natural circadian rhythm. Blue light is stimulating and ideal to be exposed to early in the day while the removal of blue light allows melatonin production to ramp up so red light in the evening can help get us ready for bed. The Raspberry Pi is the perfect device to help with the timing and driving of long NeoPixel strips. In this post we will show how just a few wires, some code, and a tiny bit of hardware, we can have a light with some circadian awareness. Learn more!
reef-pi Guide 1: Setup and Demonstration:
reef-pi is a DIY reef aquarium controller based on Raspberry Pi. It eases maintaining reef aquariums by automating day to day reef keeping chores. Reef aquariums are saltwater aquariums with live corals. Keeping corals alive in the captive environment requires precise lighting, strong water movement, and more stable water chemistry (salinity, pH, calcium etc) than fish-only marine aquariums. Learn more!
Raspberry Pi SelfieBlock:
We all know that Raspberry Pis are really cool computers, but did you know that you can use them to save you hundreds of dollars? In this guide, you will learn how to use a Raspberry Pi to make a selfie camera! This camera will take a picture at the press of a button, as well as upload the image to Dropbox. So let’s get started! Here is a list of materials and supplies you will need: Learn more!
In this lesson, you will learn how to connect a Raspberry Pi to Watson Speech to Text and change the color of a LED through speech.
For example, you may say “Turn the light green” to change the color of the LED to green. Learn more!
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.