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6/14/2015
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10 Raspberry Pi Projects For Learning IoT

The Raspberry Pi isn't just a great platform for building Internet of Things project: It's a super platform for learning about the IoT. Here are ten projects to help built IoT skills.
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Pi in the Sky
Let's be clear: Model rockets are cool. It's even more cool if the model rockets are carrying a telemetry project into the heavens. That's what Pi in the Sky is all about -- specifically about tracking your rocket so you know how high it goes and where it lands. This project is nice because an add-on board is available if you don't want to get into soldering and advanced hardware construction, you don't have to.
So what do you learn with this project? You'll get experience with GPS and RF transmitting modules as well as a temperature sensor. It's not a bad combo -- and you get to watch a rocket take off.
(Image: David Akerman)

Pi in the Sky

Let's be clear: Model rockets are cool. It's even more cool if the model rockets are carrying a telemetry project into the heavens. Thatís what Pi in the Sky is all about -- specifically about tracking your rocket so you know how high it goes and where it lands. This project is nice because an add-on board is available if you donít want to get into soldering and advanced hardware construction, you don't have to.

So what do you learn with this project? You'll get experience with GPS and RF transmitting modules as well as a temperature sensor. Itís not a bad combo -- and you get to watch a rocket take off.

(Image: David Akerman)

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autopi_io
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3/28/2017 | 4:28:42 AM
IoT in cars
Great resource to getting started with IoT using the Raspberry Pi.

IoT is not only useful for home automation but can also easily be applied in cars: https://www.autopi.io/blog/using-raspberry-pi-zero-as-iot-platform-for-cars/

-Henrik
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2/21/2016 | 3:04:03 PM
Teaching Iot on the Raspberry Pi
I have been teaching children about the IoT via a series of physical computing projects. This work has been made substantiallly easier through the discovery of the gPiO interface (www,gpio.co.uk). 

Graham
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nomii,
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6/23/2015 | 10:46:31 AM
Re: XBMC
@SaneIt as far as XBMC as media centre is concerned I am really impressed with the potential it has. I am trying to get to the bottom of everything. I believe it has a lot of potential as the time will progress and sooner or later will take place of many well known gadgetery.
SaneIT
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6/17/2015 | 8:09:14 AM
Re: XBMC
Maybe I'll have to give it a try, the Airplay is why I would want it though. I don't have a huge digital media library but pushing apps from a tablet or phone to the TV for viewing on the big screen.  I guess this will only get better with time too, newer Pis have faster processors than the first batch that I bought so maybe I'm limiting them a bit based on those early versions.  
nomii
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6/16/2015 | 11:19:59 PM
Re: XBMC
@BSHURE thanks for the info. I was not aware of its true potential I was simply using it as media centre. You have brodened my horizon and I will definitely try it. Thanks for it :)
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6/16/2015 | 10:31:36 PM
Re: XBMC
Hello Nomil:

 

kodi on the raspi should work just like xbmc on your PC.  If you have a lot of media on your PC, it might not fit on the raspi, but you can connect to our PC via NFS or SMB and access your media.  Anything you can do on the PC should work with kodi on the raspi.

You can also connect a large USB stick or spinning disk to one of the USB ports.

You could run kodi on your Mac or PC.  It should look the same.

You can use your phone as a remote.

I have a small USB/wireless keyboard/mouse that is really handy.

Go for it!
nomii
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6/16/2015 | 10:22:44 PM
Re: XBMC
@bshure I am curious to know about kodi application. I am using it as a media centre on my pc. Can you please guide me what else can be done with that.
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6/16/2015 | 9:40:36 AM
Re: XBMC
I started with a standalone boot disk for OSMC on my raspi2, then I switched to running kodi as an application.  It works very well.  Not having to shuffle microSD cards is great.

Try a google search for "apt-get install kodi raspberrypi".

I have found that looking for the most recent post is a good idea when using google for raspi advice.
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6/15/2015 | 12:44:49 PM
Re: XBMC
There's actually a distro for that. It used to be called RaspBMC. But now it's called "OSMC" (Open Source Media Center). I played with it when it was RaspBMC and it was good but didn't do AirPlay too well at the time, which was my primary use case. YMMV.
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6/15/2015 | 8:21:59 AM
XBMC
How well does that run on a Pi?  That's a pretty nice afternoon project to add a little IoT into your life.  I like the temp and humidity sensor too, that's a good intro into using sensors around the house.  It might not have much practical use for the masses but monitoring and tweaking could be a good way to see how automated homes can be designed.
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