Beginner GPIO Guide

In this blog post you will learn everything about the GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi. This post is especially for newbies in electronics. First of all a warningThe Raspberry Pi can be irreparably damaged if the pins are used incorrectly. So always make sure your circuit is correct and that you use enough resistors.…

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10 curious Raspberry Pi Pico facts

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Learn 10 exciting facts about the Raspberry Pi Pico, ranging from technical specs to fun projects. 1 Two time’s the charm The Pico features the RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the UK. It contains a Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor and a flexible clock running up to 133 Mhz. Hence the Pico can…

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Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W WiFi chipset, speeds & monitor mode

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WiFi performance WiFi throughput figures sourced from Jeff Geerling. Zero W – 20.3 Mbps Zero 2 W – 33.5 Mbps Pi 3B (non-plus) – 38.8 Mbps Pi 4 B – 92.8 Mbps Chipset The chipset that the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W uses is the Synaptics SYN43436. Ostensibly, the WLAN chipset used in the Raspberry…

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Teach your BME688 how to smell

BME688 breakout board

A complete guide on how to train your BME688 sensor Hi fellow tech enthusiasts! Bosch released the BME688, an awesome new sensor that can distinguish up to four different scents. This guide will explain all the details of teaching your BME688 how to distinguish smells. Don’t worry if you are new to AI or Python.…

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Raspberry Pi market situation and availability in 2022 for industry

A customer asked me about the availability of Raspberry Pis for his industrial design-ins (in this case, the company makes fire alarm systems). Since this is a recurring question, I promised him to write a blog post. (Which the following video is also based on :-)) Basic information about the industrial Raspberry Pi availability in…

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PiCockpit on Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye

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Update 7.1.2022 (final fix) I have now released two separate packages on our normal repository for both bullseye and buster. Our install script should automatically choose which repository you can use. In order to install picockpit-client on both Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye and Raspberry Pi OS Buster please simply run the following command on your…

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Sneak preview for PiCockpit v2.1

picockpit 2.1

Behind the scenes, we have been working on PiCockpit v2.1 for a while now. There is a cool new feature coming for PiStats, but this will be revealed when PiCockpit v2.1 is ready 🙂 For now a sneak preview into one of the two new apps (“BME688 Air Quality Meter” and “CO2 Sensor”) for the…

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C extension for MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico

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This is a guide on how to write and run a basic C extension for MicroPython on the Raspberry Pi Pico. I will cover reasons for extending MicroPython, how to write the extension module, how to compile it and how to install it on the Pico. If you want to read more about this topic,…

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All about SD card / microSD card health on the Raspberry Pi

The SD card is – next to the power supply – a critical additional component of the Raspberry Pi. Monitoring it’s health is really important to ensure a smooth operation of your Raspberry Pi operating system, and a good user experience. This article will show you several ways how to check and monitor the health…

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