Serving Raspberry Pi #2 in Servo February 2016

January 22nd, 2016

Serving Raspberry Pi #2 in Servo February 2016
Photo: PiBoe RoboPi/RaspberryPi based robot makes Servo February 2016 cover!

The digital issue just came out today, print copies should be in stores RSN.

This month, in “Serving Raspberry Pi #2” I compare some of the popular robot chassis that can be used for Raspberry Pi based robots.

You can find the article on pages 34-37.

I recommend Servo Magazine to anyone interested in robotics.

Bill

p.s.

You can also find a Mikronauts ad on Page 11 of the same issue


How to resolve Pi Zero shortage

January 20th, 2016

Raspberry Pi Zero Review @ Mikronauts.com
Photo: Pi Zero with hub & Ethernet

I am (im)patiently waiting for Raspberry Pi Zero production to catch up with demand, so I wrote a short article about the Pi Zero demand, and the reluctance of distributors to carry it.

Link:


How to install Windows on a Raspberry Pi and Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year!

Raspberry Pi Zero Review @ Mikronauts.com

I hope you had a great Christmas, and here is wishing everyone can get all the Raspberry Pi Zero’s they want early in 2016.

In other news, we are still getting plenty of questions on how to install Windows on a Raspberry Pi. Sigh.

Remember:

  1. WRONG processor architecture (ARM vs x86)
  2. slower processor on the Pi
  3. QEMU would work, glacially
  4. Wine does not emulate x86
  5. ExGear is an optimized Wine that does x86, but it is not Windows
  6. Windows 10 IoT is NOT a desktop OS

For more a more detailed explanation, please see:

How can I install Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 2?


Serving Raspberry Pi #1 in Servo January 2016 issue!

December 26th, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Serving Raspberry Pi #1

The first “Serving Raspberry Pi #1” article is now available in the January issue of Servo Magazine!

The digital issue just came out today, print copies should be in stores RSN.

The first article in my series about Raspberry Pi and Robotics (a match similar to peanut butter and jam in goodness) on pages 52-55.

As #1 indicates, this will be a series of articles :-)

You can submit Raspberry Pi robotics related questions at:

http://www.servomagazine.com/index.php/magazine/article/january2016_RaspPiRobots

I recommend Servo Magazine to anyone interested in robotics.

Bill

p.s.

You can also find a Mikronauts ad on Page 49 of the same issue


Raspberry Pi Zero and HC-SR04 Distance Sensor

December 21st, 2015

Raspberry Pi HC-SR4 @ Mikronauts.com
(click on the image for larger version)

The HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor is almost as big as a Raspberry Pi Zero!

I had some issues getting python code working with an HC-SR04 a few months ago, and with the Pi Zero I recently reviewed still set up on my desk, I made time to get some easy to use Python code running with it!

Click on the link below to read the article and get the simple python code, it will work with any model Raspberry Pi:

http://www.mikronauts.com/raspberry-pi/gpio-experiments/raspberry-pi-and-hc-sr04-distance-sensor-interfacing-with-c-and-python/