Arduino, Electronics, Tutorials

How to communicate with an Arduino via Serial using PHP code

Introduction I recently got my hands on a 7-segment display module (always wanted to play with those!) for a little project and at first I wanted to use purely PHP on a Raspberry Pi Zero to control it. However, due to lack of time (and a touch of lazyness) I ended up using an Arduino… Continue reading How to communicate with an Arduino via Serial using PHP code

Electronics, Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

How to create a simple IOT device with PHP on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

Introduction Following on the "PHP on Raspberry" train, I wanted to create something simple enough to use as a demo, however it should be useful and it should include some simple components to show how easy it is to build a little gadget using PHP on Raspberry. I'm not gonna go into detail about "why… Continue reading How to create a simple IOT device with PHP on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

Installing PHP 7.1 on Raspbian Stretch (Raspberry Pi Zero W)

Introduction On my last tutorial, I showed how to use Ansible to automate the setup of a Web Server running PHP 7 on a Raspberry Pi Zero W (running Raspbian). I confess I was/am a bit outdated on what's going in the PHP world nowadays, so I wasn't quite sure of which version is the… Continue reading Installing PHP 7.1 on Raspbian Stretch (Raspberry Pi Zero W)

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

How to use Ansible for setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W Web Server with PHP 7

Introduction The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a small (and affordable) computer on a board - it has the essentials for creating little projects with built-in wi-fi, an HDMI output and an extra USB for input from a keyboard or mouse. It runs a Linux distribution (Raspbian) and for that reason it's very versatile and… Continue reading How to use Ansible for setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W Web Server with PHP 7

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Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

Raspberry Pi Zero W Detailed Setup Guide

Introduction The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a small (and affordable) computer on a board - it has the essentials for creating little projects with built-in wi-fi, an HDMI output and an extra USB for input from keyboard / mouse. It runs a Linux distribution (Raspbian usually, but others are supported) and for that reason… Continue reading Raspberry Pi Zero W Detailed Setup Guide

Hands-on

Adafruit’s Perma Proto Bonnet Mini Kit – hands on

After finishing the breadboard prototype of our little Raspberry Pi Zero W Audio Streamer, I wanted to move the prototype to a nicer "home", making it small and easy to carry on travels - we planned on using it as a travel-friendly baby monitor. So after evaluating the options, we decided to make a little… Continue reading Adafruit’s Perma Proto Bonnet Mini Kit – hands on

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi: LED blinking on Raspberry Pi Zero

Introduction LEDs are probably the best thing that ever happened in electronics, they go well with absolutely everything (like raisins, pretty much) and as it turns out, they're pretty simple to work with. That's why they're just perfect for any beginner tutorial on electronics. This tutorial will show you how to control an LED from… Continue reading Getting Started with Raspberry Pi: LED blinking on Raspberry Pi Zero

Raspberry Pi, Tutorials

Audio Streaming with Raspberry Pi Zero W and Adafruit’s I2S Mic

The Raspberry Pi came to revolutionize the world of makers alike. Unlike Arduino, the Raspberry Pi runs a whole Linux distribution on it (Raspbian) and allows you to work with software in a much higher level. You can use pretty much any programming language to create whatever you want. You can even use its graphic… Continue reading Audio Streaming with Raspberry Pi Zero W and Adafruit’s I2S Mic

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Raspberry Pi Zero – Unboxing and Initial Setup

The Raspsberry Pi Zero is the smallest and cheapest member of the Raspbery Pi family. It's cheap and powerful enough for a handful of funny and interesting projects! The version without wireless costs about 5 euros and the version with wireless costs about 11 euros, prices from Amsterdam stores. Here are the full specs, from… Continue reading Raspberry Pi Zero – Unboxing and Initial Setup