Thursday, August 29, 2013

Raspberry Pi Camera with Pimoroni's Camera Mount

In my last Adafruit order, I decided to get the Raspberry Pi camera and the Pimoroni Raspberry Pi Camera Mount. This has been on my to-buy list for quite some time. I first saw the camera in person at Hacker Dojo when Rob from RPi came on his tour in the States. I am really excited to see what fun stuff I can come up with. In the past I have used a webcam on my desktop with ActiveWebCam to stream my entry-way to keep tabs on it. I want to try the Raspberry Pi to replace this setup as well as other projects. I have may have to put a few more cameras to go with all the Pi's on my desk.

The camera comes in a static bag with a how-to card and in the same box as the Raspberry Pi comes in.

Raspberry Pi Camera Box and Camera Mount

Contents of Raspberry Pi Camera

Sunday, August 25, 2013

OLED Backpack: New Firmware!

There is a new firmware update for the USB Tester OLED Backpack. This update completely redesigns the display and makes use of the button.

Updated OLED Display
Change Log:
-Removed SVolt and BVolt
-Moved Current\Volt under graph
-Extend graph width of display
-Use clearDisplay() to speed up redraws
-Reduce logo display time
-Enabled button to cycle display speed
-Millis based delay

You can find the update on github:

If you need directions on how to update: