Saturday, June 4, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
"Headless" Raspberry Pi
This is a snapshot of using VNC Viewer on my iPad Mini to remotely access the Raspberry Pi 3 located at my home. The RPi3 has on-board WiFi and Bluetooth. A VNC server can be configured to run on bootup of the Pi to allow remote access from anywhere. You can instead use Remote Desktop if you wish by installing XRDP remote desktop server on the Pi. Using one of these methods means that you don't really need a monitor, keyboard or mouse plugged into the Raspberry Pi, instead use a Windows laptop, iPad, Android tablet etc. That unused Windows machine can become a "dumb terminal" for accessing the RPi.
The Arduino Uno clone "the Shrimp" with LCD display.
Some of the WAX Group members building their own Shrimp.
The Shrimp uses the same CPU (and programming software) as the Arduino Uno (ATMEGA328P) but costs much less. See https://www.arduino.cc/ for more info about the Arduino and download the latest version of the Arduino IDE for programming at https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software . Adafruit is another good source for information about the Arduino and what you can do with it: https://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-arduino .