Ryanteck Raspberry Pi Motor Controller Board!
Click here to go to buy one now!
What is it?
The RTK-000-001 is a budget motor controller board for the Raspberry Pi. Capable of driving two DC motors at 0.5A each (Or 1 motor at 1A) at 4.5-12V (Although the chip is capable of 35V the board is only designed for 12V and this is all we at Ryanteck recommend to use it at).
To setup the board all you need to do is screw in the motors into the M1 and M2 terminals and screw in cables for the voltage for the motors in the DC in socket. Clip it ontop of your Raspberry Pi. Then simply write your code to turn on the pins required for that motor. Its that simple! Want to do speed control? Software PWM on the Raspberry Pi works great with this add on!
Well I have been doing some modifications to Rastrack.co.uk and have now implemented a new feature. Invisible Pi!
The feature is another check box on sign up or change of details. You can click make my Pi invisible and no one can see the Pi on the map!
In return you will be required to sign up to newsletters and notifications of Raspberry Jams near you!
Thats it for this week, still awaiting upon stuff to arrive for the next announcement.
This blog post is just a collection of Images & Tweets from the event, Enjoy!
Welcome to today’s blog post, I have been pretty inactive from where I have been busy with all of the following and more! I expect a blogpost in about a week or two with another announcement or two. Hopefully all will go well allowing me to announce them!
Over the next few weeks I will be reinstalling all 3 of my servers. By reinstalling them week by week you should notice minimum impact on Rastrack, Ryanteck & RPiDNS. Currently 1/3 Servers have been reinstalled. Thank god for Mongo and its awesomesauce replica sets.
Stevenage Jam – 26th Of October
I am going to be hosting my first Raspberry Jam this weekend! As this is my first I hope everything will go to plan and that it will be awesome!
MCR Rasjam – 16th Of November
I will be finally making my way to Manchester for 1 day to meet up with Ben Nuttall and everyone up north at the jam. Awesomesauce is ensured.
Cambridge Jam – 7th of December
Once again I will also be making my way to the Cambridge Raspberry Jam and will be helping out and hopefully be launching and demonstrating RPiDNS.
From where I have been busy RPiDNS has been delayed by a little bit. The current ETA of launch is the 7th of December. Currently the code to update the RPi is completed. To do is the DNS and Proxy services.
Raspberry Pi Training
Me and David are going to be training some of my fellow students on the Raspberry Pi tomorrow, to be honest I do wonder how many will be interested once they see it working. The most I have been able to show them is blinking lights and spinny lights of doom. Oh and Quake III
Its harder to be legal than to be a Pirate
Well I had to reinstall a virtual box with win 7 in to be able to do some college work. The win 7 key worked fine but the Office key was “revoked”. Quite simply to put it.
Trying to use a LEGAL key that I Brought is harder than if I was just to pirate it. I wouldn’t have had to have spent an hour on the phone just to find out the key was revoked or made invalid. In the end I will just use Libre Office for my college work.
So hopefully I will be able to make an post tomorrow or Tuesday with how the training went, and an possible announcement or 2 on Friday and next week.
In this guide we will explain how to add your Raspberry Pi to the Rastrack Map. First off showing you via the configuration tool on the Raspberry Pi and then via the website.
The first completed client is finished. Apart from creating a DEB installer this is pretty much the code for it.
You can download it at dev.rpidns.co.uk/clients/rpidnsv0dot1.tar.gz
Create a directory in /usr/bin/ called rpidns (Sudo)
Extract the files into the new rpidns directory (sudo)
Well yesterday I was at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam! And everything was just awesome.
Good job to everyone presenting and showing projects they have done there! Also double great job to Recantha! (How I remember peoples twitter names easier than real names I have no idea…)
I’m off to do homework then some RPiDNS Coding.
Oh and you can watch my presentation soon along with everyone elses.
I’l be at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam tomorrow presenting about RPiDNS.co.uk!
If your their, Awesome! If not you can watch via a live stream which you can get a free ticket for at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8349771391?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=event_reminder&utm_term=event_title
Recordings are also planned.
About 5 years ago I done one of my first computing things. Streamed fish live using a USB webcam and some streaming service (I was told I was mad).
Last Friday I launched a new version which is best of all. Powered by Pi (and pi camera)!!!!1
How was it done?
The fish camera was done pretty easily using motion and a v4l driver for the pi camera module. With some tweaking I had a perfect live streamed fish.
But this was internal. So some port forwarding later and bam it was on the Internets. But it got slower with viewers. How did I solve this? A nginx proxy in Amsterdam…..
So the fish you are watching are being streamed from the uk to amsterdam and back to where ever you are.
And that’s it in a nutshell. A tutorial will be coming when I launch RPiDNS.
You can watch the fishys by clicking the link at the top.
The lights are on from 6-9am bst and 9-11pm bst