Category Archives: Innovation and new tech

Raspberry Pi and physical interfaces, part 2

This blog continues from the previous blog Raspberry Pi and physical interfaces. Case: GPIO with 1 LED output and 2 inputs First the push button & LED example is modified to include also another input, a hall switch. For the … Continue reading

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Fritzing, tool for documenting Raspberry Pi projects

Fritzing is an open source tool, which is great for documenting your Raspberry Pi projects. Their library contains several electronic parts, and if needed, one can create own components too. For advanced usage, one can even order PCBs (Printed Circuit … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi and physical interfaces

Raspberry Pi contains several GPIO pins, which can be used as digital input or outputs (GPIO = General-purpose input/output). For example, if GPIO4 is defined as output, then setting the output value to 1 provides 3.3V into that physical pin … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi camera and telescope, first tests

I got B+ model of the Raspberry Pi as christmas gift. Then I saw the size of the camera module, and I just had to go and buy one. I have been testing different webcam and digital camera setups with … Continue reading

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Global Innovation Index

There is an interesting effort to rank and compare countries on innovation. It is called Global Innovation Index (GII). Link to WIPO’s GII pages. The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a recognition of the key role that innovation serves as … Continue reading

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“Internet Of Thing” Comic Book

The comic book “Internet of Things” is a nice information package illustrating the Internet of Things (IOT) concept. Currently there are 3 versions (editions): Version 1 as pdf (autumn 2011) (30 MB) Special Edition page (spring 2012) from where one … Continue reading

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SCENECT with Kinect, Tools for capturing house layouts in 3D

SCENECT is a free tool from FARO to capture 3D point cloud of objects and environments. There are several other tools for the similar 3D capture, and the choice depends on the goals. In this case the main goal is … Continue reading

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