Wave the Flag!!

Been tinkering, and followed a tutorial from http://raspi.tv/2013/how-to-make-your-own-raspberry-pi-flag-waving-demo

which links to the programme at adafruit.

Very soppy, but didn’t have much to wave flags about 🙂


How Cold????

Been playing around with the raspberry pi for a little while. Still taking 99% of the things I am doing from others websites.  Liked the idea of using the Gpio pins, so bought a beginners electronics kit from here: Mallinson Electrical for 9.99, which seems good value to me.

Also bought a DS18B20 to measure temperatures.

Wired these up on the ‘Breadboard’ which was really easy using the instructions here, which also installed the web server and made the temperature of my kitchen available on line (need to check if I’ve done it securely!!!)

Great little project.  The bit that had me flummoxed for a bit is getting the permissions on the folders correct, as everything seemed to be working but would just get a broken link when viewing the webpage, but the text file where the data was stored could not be read by the webserver.

Pi Reads My tweets!

Loved this one, although as the author agrees it is work in progress.

This python program actually taps into your twitter stream and using google speach, reads out the tweets you receive.  Loved it.

this is the link to his speaking tweets program http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/2012/10/raspberry-pi-python-talking-twitter.html

A link to it working

In fact Martin O’Hanlons site http://www.stuffaboutcode.com, makes an excellent read and I hope he keeps it up!!

What I learned Yesterday

Dog sitting at the moment,  we have Max, our eldest son and his wife’s dog as they are living it up in a wooden lodge in Yorkshire.

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Yesterday I learned that you walk an awful lot further when you have a dog.

Also been doing a bit of learning of the Python Programming language, I found out it was easier to learn when you were younger.