16 July 2017

Supporting Steve

Supporting Steve

Steve, and I assume most cats, have the ability to be wherever they are not wanted, e.g. when there are small precision pieces lying everywhere, like puzzle piece, small electronic components and even food.

Author: Renier Delport. Reposted from Behind The Scenes - Supporting Steve

05 July 2017

Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller

Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller

Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller explores the similarities of digital readings in order to give the DIY hobbyist a better grasp on their usage in projects.

Author: Renier Delport. Reposted from Behind The Scenes - Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller

30 June 2017

Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3

Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3

The Arduino IDE is available for all the major operating systems, but this post will show how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Jessie.

Author: Renier Delport. Reposted from Behind The Scenes - Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3

29 June 2017

Using Cron for scheduling tasks

Using Cron for scheduling tasks

Cron, also known as crontab (aka cron table) has a schedule formula for any minute of any day of the week, month and even any year in the future. It is perfect for scheduling repetitive tasks on for example the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. This post will go through the basics and some tips on how to use Cron"s functionality.

Author: Renier Delport. Reposted from Behind The Scenes - Using Cron for scheduling tasks

25 June 2017

ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication

ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication

The ESP-32 microcontroller development board, or simply the ESP-32, is a relatively small, low power, easily obtainable, complete and breadboard-friendly microcontroller board, with build-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Author: Renier Delport. Reposted from Behind The Scenes - ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication