OpenHAB2 Installation on Ubuntu Server (16.04)

Ubuntu and OpenHAB

 In my last post about the installation of Zulu JDK to Ubuntu 16.04 server, I covered how to do so and was required so that OpenHAB can run on my server. This post is in the line of my last post and is about the installation of OpenHAB to ubuntu 16.04 server. This post is all about installing OpenHAB to Ubuntu 16.04 using the manual method. I tried with apt-get, but that didn’t work for me.   STEP 1 (Download OpenHAB runtime): Navigate to a folder where you can download files…

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NAS using Raspberry Pi and Open Media Vault

Pi NAS

A simple easy to use Network Attached Storage by using Raspberry Pi and Open Media Vault open source NAS solution. The video demonstrates all detail about the Open Media Vault.  In the making, I have used 2x 1 Tb HDD with  Raspberry Pi.  

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BMP180 Interfacing with Arduino | In Depth

BMP180 with Raduino

This video is all about interfacing BMP180 module with Arduino. BMP180 will help us to measure environmental temperature and pressure and by using that we can calculate the altitude which can be used in various applications like weather monitoring, navigation etc. The BMP180 sensor module comes with the I2C interface and with a default address 0x77 which is not configurable limiting stacking of multiple modules to that same I2C bus. In this tutorial, we will interface the module with Arduino by using I2C interface that is analog input pin A4…

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Measure Distance using Ultrasonic Sensor HC – SR04 | Pi4J | JAVA | Raspberry Pi

uLTRASONI pI

This is a simple tutorial showing how to interface HC – SR04  ultrasonic ranging module with Raspberry Pi to measure distance using JAVA. Ultrasonic ranging module HC – SR04 provides 2cm – 400cm non-contact measurement function, the ranging accuracy can reach to 3mm. The modules include ultrasonic transmitters, receiver and control circuit. The basic principle of work: (1) Using IO trigger for at least 10us high-level signal, (2) The Module automatically sends eight 40 kHz and detect whether there is a pulse signal back. (3) IF the signal back, through…

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First Look at Orange Pi Zero (The SBC with Wi-Fi and Ethernet)

Orange Pi Zero | First Look

What’s Orange Pi Zero ? It’s an open-source single-board computer. It can run Android 4.4, Ubuntu, Debian. It uses the AllWinner H2 SoC and has 256MB/512MB DDR3 SDRAM(256MB version is Standard version.       Features: CPU H2 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 1080P. GPU ·Mali400MP2 GPU @600MHz ·Supports OpenGL ES 2.0 Memory (SDRAM) 256MB/512MB DDR3 SDRAM(Share with GPU)(256MB version is Standard version)

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Getting started with ESP8266 | AT Commands

Connecting the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module to PC and trying out some AT Commands.The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and microcontroller capability produced by Shanghai-based Chinese manufacturer, Espressif Systems. The chip first came to the attention of western makers in August 2014 with the ESP-01 module, made by a third-party manufacturer, AI-Thinker. This small module allows microcontrollers to connect to a Wi-Fi network and make simple TCP/IP connections using Hayes-style commands. However, at the time there was almost no English-language documentation on the chip and the…

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Getting Started with Smallest Arduino | Digispark AtTiny85

The Digispark is an Attiny85 based microcontroller development board similar to the Arduino line, only cheaper, smaller, and a bit less powerful. With a whole host of shields to extend its functionality and the ability to use the familiar Arduino IDE the Digispark is a great way to jump into electronics, or perfect for when an Arduino is too big or too much. Specs: Support for the Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/Win/Linux) Power via USB or External Source – 5v or 7-35v (12v or less recommended, automatic selection) On-board 500ma 5V…

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