Custom Wedding Photo Booth with a Raspberry Pi

Custom Wedding Photo Booth with a Raspberry Pi

Details on how I built my custom wedding photo booth using a Nikon D3100 camera I already had, a Raspberry Pi, the official Raspberry Pi 7 inch touchscreen, a Raspberry Pi camera and some basic shelving pieces from a local hardware store. I was really happy with the result and I got some great pictures from …

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Raspberry Pi PiTFT PyGame Monitoring Screen

Raspberry Pi PiTFT PyGame Monitoring Screen

I recently decided to play around with the PiTFT screen and create a Raspberry Pi PiTFT PyGame Monitoring Screen to monitor my home environment. For this I am using the following: Raspberry Pi 2B Adafruit 2.8″ PiTFT capacative touch screen – https://www.adafruit.com/products/1983 3D Printed Case – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:802232 Edimax Wifi EW-7811Un USB Dongle

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Repairing and firmware upgrading for a NATPC M009S 8GB Tablet

Repairing and firmware upgrading for a NATPC M009S 8GB Tablet I brought a cheap tablet from Amazon (link here) and a few months later it was barely working. It was stuck in a boot loop and the battery wouldn’t charge. I removed the battery and and flashed some new firmware and here are the instructions …

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USB Sniffing on Windows 8

I purchased a Dream Cheeky Thunder USB Missile Launcher and wanted to work out how the example software controlled the device so I could write my own software. In order to achieve the USB sniffing on Windows 8, I used a tool called USBPcap available here. Using the tool is fairly simple and involves the following steps: …

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Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder

Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder

I recently purchased the Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder. You can purchase this item for around £5 and you can use it to calculate the distance from the range finder with an accuracy of 2-400 cm. Although fuzzy in the picture the pins are labelled as such. I have also included instructions on how you can …

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Raspberry Pi Stream Webcam to Apache Server

To Stream Webcam to an Apache Server on the Raspberry Pi you need to have already: Installed Apache – See this post. Installed the Camera Module – See this post. After you have done this you are ready to start. First Step – Install FFmpeg You should download, compile and install FFmpeg, a cross platform solution …

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TMP36 Thermometer on the Arduino

This post explains how you can read the temperature using a TMP36 Thermometer on the Arduino. The TMP36 thermometer is inexpensive (~£2.00) and can measure temperature from -40°C to 125°C. As the image above shows, to wire the TMP36 you connect the pins as instructed above to your Arduino. Be careful you get the 5v and …

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Upgrading Raspberry Pi SD Card Size

This post explains how you can go about upgrading Raspberry Pi SD card size. You are likely to use this if you have already got your raspberry pi working but need more storage  or a faster SD card. The guide is aimed at windows users but has instructions for Linux and mac users. Step 1 …

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Adding Virtual Box Shared Folders

Before starting ensure that you have updated VirtualBox to the latest version. Adding Virtual Box Shared Folders is easy but can be frustrating if you have not done it before. The guide assumes that you are trying to add shared folders on a Linux virtual machine. First Step – Install Guest Additions The first step is …

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Read multiple buttons with one Arduino pin

Using a resistor network it is possible to Read multiple buttons with one Arduino pin using an analog input pin. This is achieved by creating a resistor network so that each button will have a different voltage reading when pressed. Here is an example to read 4 buttons read with one input port but there is …

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