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

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

Arduino, Tutorials

Playing with RGB LEDs on Arduino

Introduction Regular LEDs are great, but I have such a hard time choosing the right color for a project! Sometimes one color just isn't enough. What if we could decide the color of the LED on the go? Better yet, what if we could change the color of the LED multiple times at code level,… Continue reading Playing with RGB LEDs on Arduino

Hands-on, Raspberry Pi

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

Arduino, Tutorials

Getting Started with Arduino: led blinking on Arduino Micro Tutorial

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 the very basics of working with… Continue reading Getting Started with Arduino: led blinking on Arduino Micro Tutorial