I am trying to correctly wire an rgb adressable ledstrip. In a successive blog post, I will make it smart as my goal is to control the lights via Home Assistant, depending on triggers.
Hardware required is the cheap WS8211. This ledstrip works on 12V and you can control every 3 leds (as one). I will wire it with both a Raspberry Pi Zero and an Esp8266. If you’re interested, read on!
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Just like the previous 2 years, I was very happy to attend DroidconUK. This time it’s the anniversary edition as it was the tenth time.
These topics stood out and I’d like to share them with you:
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I’ve promised myself to share my experiences with cycling long distances to work once I’ve gone 10 000 kilometres. Sitting on the train right now, it’s a perfect moment to start.
Over the past two years I’ve cycled about 14 000 kilometres to work. My daily commute is 44 km one way, thus doing 88 km every day. Quickly calculated this means I only went 160 times back and forth, or about 8.4 months. Or I was cycling for 480 straight hours, or 20 days non stop.
Continue reading “Cycling to work in a velomobile”
I am currently experimenting to create a cheap Plex Media Server running on a Raspberry Pi 3!
I am aiming to share my media to my chromecast and my smartphone. So that I can play my music everywhere or turn off my PC when watching a TV Show.
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Since the Raspberry PI was introduced in 2012, it’s so much easier to build the Internet of Things! Connecting sensors and exposing the values they read, so much fun!
Time to get our hands dirty! In the coming months, I will stuff my house with sensors to gather data. Motion, temperature, barometric pressure and any other sensors I may come across?
Continue reading “Create a connected temperature sensor with a Raspberry PI”
My own cheat sheet for commands I often use. It’s a work in progress.
See CPU Temperature
List hard disks
sudo reboot -n
sudo shutdown -h now
Upgrade your installed packages
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
See available disk space