Automatic project structure/git creation in Windows

automatic project creator

While working in projects on a daily basis, as I do for YouTube videos, we tend to create the same folder structure and related repositories every time, as we move to the next project.  For me, it is like creating folders for video, code, uploaded video, schematics and so on and in my most of the video for YouTube, I always create almost same folders. Along with that, I create GitHub repository to host the codes that I use in the project or tutorial to distribute. And I hate doing the…

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Connected Weighing scale using HX711 and ESP8266

HX711 and ESP8266

Since I got into Home Automation System, I have always wanted a central system with as much as information about me starting from my food habit to each and everything that can be measured or collected. You can say that it is greatly influenced by JARVIS of Iron Man which came around my Engineering days. Coming to the topic, I recently managed to connect a regular bathroom weighing scale to my Home Automation System (OpenHAB) using MQTT. So basically this post is all about how to do that. For the weighing…

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Cheap LoRa Gateway using Pi & RAK831

RAK831 LoRa Gateway

Lately, I have been working with LoRAWAN and I don’t have Lora gateway around. As you might be knowing LoRAWAN network requires a gateway to push data to the internet. As Lora is not an IP based protocol the gateway helps it in doing so. Basically, multiple LoRAWAN nodes transmit data to the gateway and the gateway transfers the concentrated data to server backend. Server backend which resides in the cloud contains a network server which helps in managing the network and the application server which is responsible for the data and…

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RPi GPIO Programming using Arduino Web IDE

RPi GPIO Programming using Arduino Web IDE

Recently Arduino has launched support for programming ARM-based SBCs by using the Arduino web editor and Raspberry Pi is one of the SBCs in the list. This video is all about the basic setup to get started with the programming of the Raspberry Pi GPIOs by using Arduino codes. The setup is pretty simple and will help you if you are more comfortable in the Arduino ecosystem as compared to python. More depth functionalities are yet to be checked.  

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ESP32 : Programming using Arduino IDE

ESP32

ESP32: ESP32 is highly-integrated with inbuilt antenna switches, RF balun, power amplifier, low-noise receive amplifier, filters, and power management modules. ESP32 adds priceless functionality and versatility to your applications with minimal Printed Circuit Board (PCB) area requirements. (Source: bit.ly/2yr3R1o) this video is around how to get started with ESP32 and programming it using Arduino IDE. This video shows a simple example of printing out some data to the serial console from the ESP32 module programmed using Arduino IDE. To enable programming of the ESP32 module from Arduino IDE we first need…

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Firmata protocol with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Firmata with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Firmata is a protocol that is used to communicate with microcontrollers from any tablet/pc over the serial interface. There are implementations of this for other platforms too along with Arduino. You can find support for this if you are using any Arduino IDE released after 2008.Use of this protocol lets you access GPIO of Arduino from any host device natively without uploading the sketch each time you change the sketch. You can use Arduino as ADC for your Pi as it doesn’t have native ADC pins, you can also interface…

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IOT With Raspberry Pi using JAVA

IOT_Pi

This post features videos that I published to my YouTube channel in the series “IOT with Raspberry Pi “. This basically contains 4 videos around raspberry pi that show how to use Raspberry Pi as an IOT device. It starts from interfacing sensor to publishing the sensor data to cloud server using protocols like REST or MQTT. For the entire project I have used JAVA and on top of that used various libraries for specific tasks like Pi4J, Unirest, Eclipse PAHO etc (Links provided below). If you have watched any of the videos you…

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Send data using MQTT from Raspberry Pi with JAVA

MQTT JAVA

This is the third video in the series “IOT with Raspberry Pi” and that’s using JAVA. The series comprises of Sensor interfacing using pi4J, REST API usage with JAVA, MQTT usage with JAVA and finally adding all to the same project and running over Raspberry Pi. last two videos shows how to interface DS18B20 1 wire temperature sensor with Raspberry Pi and send data to Thingspeak by using REST API with JAVA. If you have not checked those you can do that with the links down below. This video is…

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Call REST API using JAVA on Raspberry Pi

This video is around Raspberry Pi to showcase the usage of Raspberry Pi in IOT projects and that’s using JAVA. This is going to be a series of video including Sensor interfacing using pi4J, REST API usage with JAVA, MQTT usage with JAVA and finally adding all to the same project and running over Raspberry Pi. In the last video, we saw how to interface DS18B20 1 wire temperature sensor with Raspberry Pi by using JAVA. If you have not checked it out you can do that and for that,…

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DS18B20 Sensor Interfacing with Rsapberry Pi using JAVA

This video is around Raspberry Pi to showcase the usage of Raspberry Pi in IOT projects and that’s using JAVA. This is going to be a series of video including  Sensor interfacing using pi4J, REST API usage with JAVA, MQTT usage with JAVA and finally adding all to the same project and running over Raspberry Pi. So this video is going to be the first part of it where we will see how to interface DS18B20 one wire temperature sensor with Raspberry Pi by using JAVA with the help of…

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