Saturday, 9:30 AM
Suite 303 – 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)
The Internet of things now can control things wirelessly. Control of things using inexpensive radio frequency switches (operating on 433 Mhz) and an ESP8266 micro controller.
Arduino Day 2017 will be 1 April this year. Unfortunately, there are no Arduino events in Victoria, but there is one in Vancouver, Washington, USA.
More info at https://day.arduino.cc/#/
Introduction to I²C on the Pi
Saturday, March 11, 2017
85A Burnside Rd West (at Wascana), Victoria, BC (map)
I²C. A common 2 wire bus, a brief background on how it works, and simple programming the Pi to read from and write to I²C devices on the bus. Devices include: External LCD display, 7 segment LEDs, and Addressable LED lights to name a few.
Join us and learn how to drive the I²C (pronounced eye-squared-see) from your Raspberry Pi.
Tis the season, a Christmas tree with lights and music controlled by an Arduino!
by Eileen Amirault (with a little help from Cody Gregory)
Last March Break, I read a book that changed my life. I immediately ran out and purchased an Arduino. A Raspberry Pi was not far behind. After a few months of experimenting, and watching YouTube videos of kids building Obstacle Avoidance Robots (OAR), we thought it looked like a good ﬁrst project. We call it Bobby OAR. An OAR is an autonomous robot that rolls around and avoids obstacles by using sensor input. Then, based on programming, ﬁnds an alternate path forward, avoiding obstacles along the way. We had most of the components from various kits, so only a chassis and wheels needed to be ordered. Or was there something else?